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 0333 121 3345.
A region that encompasses Bristol, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly, the South West is a diverse area that offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Head of Logistics positions.
As demonstrated by the ancient monuments like Stonehenge and the Roman ruins in Bath, the South West has been settled for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the UK was discovered in Cheddar Gorge and dates back to around 7150 BC.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, much of the South West relied on fishing and shipping, particularly in Bristol, a city which harboured vessels that traded with Ireland, Iceland and the Americas. Later, it became known for coal mining, as well as heavy industry.
Today, aeronautics is an important part of the South West economy, and a number of companies have facilities in the region - such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. There's also Defence Equipment and Support - the MoD's procurement and logistics agency.
Cheese, clotted cream and other dairy products are made in the region, with companies including Dairy Crest, which makes Cathedral City and Davidstow. Other food and beverage manufacturers include Ginsters, Ryvita, Kraft Foods UK and Beverage Brands, makers of WKD vodka. Meanwhile GSK manufactures Lucozade and Ribena in Coleford.
In addition, Princess Yachts, Siemens Traffic Controls, Merlin Entertainments, Endsleigh Insurance, Westland Helicopters and Wincanton plc are all based in the region.
If you're looking for Head of Logistics vacancies in the South West, Cast UK can help. As experts in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we work closely with clients and candidates to make the best recruitment match possible.
When you contact us, a member of our team will discuss your situation and provide the advice and assistance you need to carry out a successful job search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the South West or source a new job in the South West then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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