Head of Logistics - South East

Head of Logistics jobs

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.

The skills required

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.

Find logistics vacancies with Cast UK

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 0333 121 3345.

Head of Logistics Jobs in the South East

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 Head of Logistics 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.

Cast UK - helping you discover new vacancies

If you're looking for a new Head of Logistics 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.