Whether an organisation is responsible for getting raw materials to a factory, finished goods to shop shelves, cargo to the other side of the world or dispatching a maintenance crew to do essential repairs, the Logistics Director plays a vital role in the success of a business.
Responsibilities include directing and co-ordinating the various functions of the company to ensure that products and services are delivered on time, within budget and to the right quality standards. This is essential not just for the financial welfare of the enterprise, but also to ensure customer satisfaction.
In most Logistics Director roles, tasks will include preparing and submitting reports such as annual budgets and performance reviews as well as managing inventory, forecasts and delivery of KPI’s.
You will also devise and implement strategies and work to ensure that all relevant legislative requirements and company policies are adhered to in all areas of responsibility.
Typically, a Logistics Director applicant should hold a recognised logistics qualification and be educated to a degree level with significant previous managerial experience.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills are a must and successful candidates should be comfortable making presentations and reporting to clients and senior stakeholders.
You will need to work well as part of a team and leadership skills are a must. Delegating tasks, motivating staff and providing training will all be major parts of the position, no matter which company you work for, so you should be able to do these things with ease.
Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment specialists have significant experience in the fields of logistics, procurement and supply chain management. In fact, every one of our consultants have worked in related roles, giving them a unique understanding of what the various roles entail and what makes the best candidate for each vacancy.
Our clients come from locations around the country and with our extensive network, built up over many years working within the industry, we can help you take your career to the next level.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Logistics Director for your business or find you a job as a Logistics Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As the most populous region of England, the South East stretches from Oxford to Southampton and from Reading to Dover, comprising some parts of the Greater London Urban Area and a number of the Home Counties, such as Buckinghamshire , Kent and Surrey.
The largest city in the in the South East is Brighton and Hove, while towns like Chatham, Gillingham and Strood make up the Medway conurbation, which has a similar population.
Over the years, the area has been an important part of the UK's economy and has been a centre for innovation - from the Enigma machine and Alan Turing's breakthroughs in computer technology, through to the development of Britain's space programme at Westcott.
Those looking for Logistics Director jobs in the South East will have a range of options to consider, as the region is home to a number of large companies specialising in everything from car manufacture to pharmaceuticals, food and beverages to petrochemicals and packaging to retail.
The main branch of Amazon.co.uk is based in Slough, while other top-name brands in the South East include PepsiCo, Harley-Davidson UK, Vodafone, Hovis, Ben & Jerry's, Blackberry, Panasonic UK, HP UK, Virgin Media and ExxonMobil UK.
Of course, transport is also a major part of the South East's economy, with Gatwick Airport, South Eastern Rail and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Port of Dover all important elements.
If you're looking for a new Logistics Director job in the South East, or elsewhere in the country, the team of regional experts at Cast UK can help you find the perfect position.
Our team of recruitment specialists have significant experience in filling vacancies in logistics , procurement and supply chain management, and we will work with you to find the right match for your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the South East or source a new job in the South East then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.