Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager – Purfleet, Essex – Up to £63,000

Our Client, who are a European Haulier are looking for a motivated and experienced Transport Operations or Customer Service Delivery Manager to oversee their Transport department, where you will be responsible for managing and leading their planning and front-line operations team.

This is a challenging role for a progressive “hands on” professional who’s looking to join a forward-thinking company where you can make decisions in a fast-paced environment. This opportunity represents a real chance for the right individual to drive change!

Salary: £50k – £63k

Company Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave (Inc Bank Holidays)
  • Additional holidays based on length of service
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program for you and your family members
  • After completing six months’ service, Death in Service equal to three times your annual salary.
  • After six months’ service employees are eligible to join the Private Medical Scheme
  • Onsite parking available
  • Fuel card scheme offering savings on fuel

Type: Full time

Shift: Monday – Friday – Flexibility required

Day to day:

  • Continue to drive improvements in an industry leading company who think “outside the box”.
  • Push the business forward by identifying changes and looking at implementation to achieve the desired goal.
  • Managing the front-line Operations team to deal with customer enquiries / order processing and affiliated tasks of a busy traffic desk.
  • Managing the Planning team around the country to ensure an efficient operation utilising resource in the best possible manner to satisfy customer needs.
  • Budgetary responsibility of key contracts and delivery of financial targets.
  • Point of contact for a multitude of blue-chip customers.
  • Monitor response efficiency and quality to customer enquiries.
  • Report back to directors of the business on the proficiency of the back-office and planning function
  • Integrate business objectives into local environments and build a successful team unit across the country.
  • Utilisation of project management skills to make short-, medium- and long-term change.
  • Take ownership of efficiency improvements within the current construct of the business processes.
  • Strategic planning of future opportunities.

Experience required:

  • Industry related qualification and experience.
  • Experience managing a busy transport team.
  • Experience working within a unionised environment.
  • Comfortable reporting to board level personnel and providing related reports around performance.
  • Experience of customer facing reporting.
  • Ability to problem solve and driver continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work under autonomy to push improvements within the business unit that feed into the customers goals.
  • Previous experience in Transport related planning tools
  • High level of IT skills preferred

WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Location Essex
Job titleLogistics Manager
Salary £50000 - £65000
Consultant James Earl
Consultant Phone 02394004766
Consultant Email james@wr-logistics.com
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