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.
Comprising counties like Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, the East Midlands is a wonderful choice for those seeking Head of Logistics vacancies.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, many scientific discoveries were made in the East Midlands. It was a pivotal place for the Industrial Revolution, being home to what many call the first modern factory - John Smedley's textile production facility at Lea Bridge, which was opened in 1794.
Some of the earliest military tanks were manufactured in Lincoln, while jet engines were also developed in the region - with the first jet aircraft flying from RAF Cranwell in 1941.
Meanwhile, Derby was home to a Rolls-Royce factory that produced Merlin aero-engines until 1950, as well as a railway works. The Corby Steelworks in Northamptonshire was one of the largest facilities of its type in the middle of the 20th century.
Today, manufacturing is still a major part of the economy of the East Midlands. A number of big-name firms operate in the region, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Triumph Motorcycles, Toyota, Caterpillar and LaFarge Aggregates. There's also Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, which builds Formula One engines in Brixworth.
What's more, Bombardier Transportation in Derby produces new rolling stock for London Underground, and is the only remaining train manufacturer in the UK - it also builds Turbo Star and ElectroStar overground units.
As experts in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, the specialists at Cast UK can help you find your next Head of Logistics role.
Our team work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for each vacancy. Plus, our regional specialists can provide advice and information about a particular area - such as the potential employers and the salary you can expect, depending on your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the East Midlands or source a new job in the East Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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