Logistics Manager jobs
The role of a Logistics Manager can encompass a variety of tasks, depending on the nature of the business and the particular responsibilities of the job.
As a Logistics Manager, you may be overseeing charges such as warehousing, transport, compliance, process standardisation and inventory control - or a combination of different elements of the supply chain.
In any case, the job plays a key part in business success and you will be responsible for keeping costs down, sticking to agreed schedules and helping ensure client satisfaction - both internally and externally.
Of course, every Logistics Manager job is different, but typical tasks include developing processes, implementing strategies for best practice and seeking ways to make improvements. You will also need to report on key performance indicators and deal with any issues that may arise in your areas of responsibility.
The skills required
Successful candidates will usually have a minimum of three to four years Warehousing or Transport Management experience. Communication, organisation and negotiation skills are all essential and a good understanding of the various technologies, computer software and systems used within the industry is a must.
Those applying for jobs as Logistics Managers should also be excellent leaders, able to delegate tasks effectively and comfortable reporting and presenting to stakeholders, employees and clients.
Logistics Manager Jobs in East Anglia
Situated on the North Sea, East Anglia is a region that includes counties like Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, as well as the city of Peterborough.
Up until the 17th century, most of the region was marshland. A network of river diversions and drainage systems built in the 1600s allowed the area to be converted to arable land and the population began to increase.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, East Anglia was known for its textile production, but much of this industry moved north to the Midlands during the 18th and 19th centuries.
One of the most famous institutions in the region is the University of Cambridge, which is one of the world's oldest educational establishments. A near-by cluster of tech businesses - the so-called Silicon Fen - comprises a number of start-up companies, most of which can be linked to the university.
Much of East Anglia's economy is based in agriculture and food production and offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Logistics Manager vacancies.
Colman's mustard is manufactured in the region, as is Robinsons squash. A Bernard Matthews turkey farm is located near Weston Longville and Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes are made in Westwick. Meanwhile, Premier Foods manufactures Hartley's Jam, Smash instant potatoes and Rose's Marmalade. In addition, Bird's Eye has two factories in the region.
Discover Logistics Manager roles with Cast UK
Cask UK is a leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in logistics, supply chain and procurement. We are committed to helping our clients and candidates find the best match for their needs.
Each member of our team has worked in these fields themselves, so they have a good understanding of what makes a successful applicant for a particular role.
In addition, our regional experts have specialist knowledge of specific locations in the UK - from the job market to the top employers in each area. The advice and assistance they provide can be extremely useful during the job search, helping to ensure you find a role that matches your skills, qualifications and career plan.
So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. Contact us today to find out more about the locations where we recruit and how we can help with your job search.
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