Head of Logistics - Hereford

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 Hereford

Herefordshire is a county full of small towns, as is proved by the fact that its county town, Hereford, has a population of just 55,000 and is the county’s most populous settlement. It is located right in the middle of the county, which is wedged between Wales to the west and Worcestershire to the east. The town itself is 45 miles (73 km) south west of Birmingham, the same distance south of Shrewsbury and 25 miles (40 km) north west of Cheltenham. The nearest motorway is the M50, which comes to an abrupt stop 10 miles from the city limits.

One of the reasons for Herefordshire’s low population is that the county is largely agricultural; the Hereford is one of the UK’s most famous cattle breeds. Hereford cider is also well known. We all remember Woodpecker Cider, Hereford lightning … Don’t we? Hereford was a market town as well as a centre for religion and governance.

In modern times, Hereford is a hard working town, and still has a reputation for brewing and agricultural products. Bulmers makes Strongbow, Bulmers Cider and the aforementioned Woodpecker, but there are also Spinning Dog brewery, Wye Valley brewery and Weston’s Cider to keep the locals occupied (some of it makes it out of town too). With such a strong and popular market for nationally known products, Hereford could be a good place to seek Head of Logistics work at the moment.

Cast UK - helping you with your job search

Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible. With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.

If you’re looking for more information on the Head of Logistics positions available in Hereford or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Hereford or source a new job in Hereford then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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