In any industry - whether it’s manufacturing, transportation, medical, education, shipping or retail - the movement of goods and services from one place to another must be carefully managed to ensure business success and customer satisfaction.
The Head of Logistics plays a vital role in the supply chain, ensuring budgets and schedules are strictly adhered to and quality and customer satisfaction are not compromised in any way.
Depending on the particulars of the job, tasks are likely to comprise planning and integrating logistical strategies and constantly looking for ways to improve performance. This will include understanding market fluctuations and business objectives, setting targets and reporting to directors in regards to key performance indicators.
Those considering applying for a job as Head of Logistics will need to have excellent communication, negotiation, organisation and leadership skills.
You should be a highly motivated individual - the type of person who is always looking for ways to improve performance - and you should have an astute talent for management.
Successful candidates will generally need to be comfortable operating the various technologies, software and other systems that are used in the industry. Meanwhile, knowledge of the various regulations and legislation is also a must.
Finally, as Head of Logistics, you will be leading a team, so an ability to manage, motivate and train staff, as well as make quick decisions in a high-stress environment are all essential.
As one of the country's leading recruitment consultancies for logistics, supply chain and procurement jobs, Cast UK is the ideal choice for qualified candidates ready to take the next step in their career. Every member of our team has worked in the industry themselves, meaning they have an excellent understanding of what each role entails.
We work hard to get to know the intricacies of each vacancy and to understand the personality and objectives of each candidate, ensuring the best match is made for every position.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Head of Logistics for your business or find you a job as a Head of Logistics then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Anyone familiar with the history of railways will already be familiar with the name Darlington. The 26-mile Stockton and Darlington railway was the first commercial railway in the world, opened in 1825 to great acclaim. Within 50 years, the railway system covered the whole country, and many of the mainlines remain in place today. Because of its early adoption, Darlington became a centre of engineering, with several of the large companies, including Robert Stephenson & Co., setting up there.
Bridge building and engineering are still strongly associated with the town. The Darlington name is embossed on bridges the world over, and many a lorry driver will be familiar with the name Cummins, the American engineering firm that makes diesel engines among many other things, which has a plant in Darlington employing around 700 people.
Darlington was originally a market town, part of the reason it required a rail link, and that remains today, with much of the surrounding area being served by its shopping area. Its largest single employer is Orange, which has a call centre there. The town is well served by rail, air and road, with great links to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. With so much engineering and commerce going on, and a mobile population, Darlington is a great place to look for Head of Logistics jobs, so please get in touch if you’re in the area looking for this kind of work.
With a wealth of experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Head of Logistics positions available in Darlington or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
At Cast UK we never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Darlington or source a new job in Darlington then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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