Logistics Manager

  • Vacancy Title
  • Logistics Manager
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Leeds (Morley)
  • Closing Date
  • 17/08/2022
  • Job Description
  • Position Snapshot

    Working alongside the regional Hire Desk managers, the Logistics Manager will be responsible for managing the Groundforce Shorco fleet of vehicles and drivers. This will involve managing our external haulage partners ensuring full compliance in all aspects of transport as well as developing the long term logistics strategy. You will also have responsibility for the internal transport planning function and will report directly to the Customer Service Manager.

    About the Role

    As Logistics Manager you will be responsible for the management and smooth running of the Groundforce Shorco fleet and all associated drivers. You’ll do this with the full support of the Logistics team managing this function accordingly. A vital part of the role is not only developing but implementing the strategy that sits behind this, ensuring all appropriate levels of control are in place, maintaining the required operating levels on a day-to-day basis. As part of this you will be expected to achieve and improve on budgeted spend related to ‘Transport Cost’, ‘Rehired Transport Cost’ and ‘Driver Costs’ (relative to hire performance) whilst managing agreed client set SLA’s and KPI’s. In addition to this you will be responsible for effectively leading and developing your team to deliver a consistent high level of service to the business, making sure individuals are adequately trained and supported to be able to carry out their roles to the best of their ability.

    The Must-Haves

    We’d expect suitable applicants to have the following…

    • International Road Haulage CPC qualification
    • Experience of managing and developing a team
    • Experience in building a transport function
    • Experience in managing supply chain providers
    • Understanding of all aspects of transport compliance including FORS accreditation
    • CMILT Membership/Qualification preferable (preferable)