CDS Recruitment
UK Logistics Manager
CDS Recruitment
Published: 11th September 2019 (13 days ago)
knottingley, United Kingdom
Job Type

Job Description

UK Group Logistics Manager


Position: Group Logistics Manager - UK

CDS Recruitment is actively recruiting a UK Logistics Manager with actual experience of cultural change and implementation of change.

Location - Preferably Yorkshire but not essential. Our client have offices throughout the uk.

Department: Logistics

Reporting To: Business Services Director


National Transport Manager
National Transport Manager - Healthcare
Deputy Transport Manager
Divisional Transport Managers

Internal Relations:

Customer Services Manager
Divisional/Site Transport Managers & Planners
Site Managers
Sales Team
SHEQ Leads
Finance & HR

External Relations:

Trade Associations

Qualifications: CPC, DGSA & Other relevant industry qualifications

Past Experiences: Proven experience of managing a multi-site, multi-modal transport operation involving movements of Hazardous materials.

Main purpose of job:

To be responsible for all internal & third party transportation relating to all CDS Recruitments client UK legal entities.

To effectively devise the national logistics strategy by providing our customers an industry leading service.

Though continuous improvement projects identify and achieve cost saving initiatives that will impact positively upon the EBITDA performance of CDS Recruitments client UK.


To ensure CDS Recruitments client are fully compliant in all operations.

To devise the UK Logistics strategy.

Devise and implement relevant key performance indicators that allow an increased visibility of the wider department

Responsible for improving our cost base and efficiencies

Ensure the transport operations are carried out in compliance to statutory regulations, including quarterly review of DGSA compliance on all sites

Ensure that we meet the expectations of our internal and external customers

Effective people management skills, managing teams across multi-site locations

Identify training needs and ensure staff are given the necessary training to carry out their duties

Provide a monthly report to the Business Services Director including Cost analysis, projects, CAPEX, OTIF & vehicle replacement plan

Chair monthly Transport meetings and agree relevant actions and measures

Fully integrate the logistics model across the UK

Keep up to date communicate any changes in statutory transport regulations

Ensure all company HGV drivers comply with the certifications required to drive Dangerous Goods Vehicles

Negotiate Group annual haulage rates/agreements with hauliers and maintain the approved hauliers list in operation

Act as the company's representative on transport issues with customers

Act as the company Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

Be the holder of the company's Operators Licence

Review Transport operation and identify areas of CI and provide regular updates to the Business Services Director

Other Essential Skills:

Commercial Acumen
Excellent Knowledge of hazardous transport operations
People Management
Analytical techniques
Good communicator
Negotiating skills
IT literate, particularly Excel (Intermediate)

Desirable Skills:

Lean or Six Sigma
SAP experience


Transport legislation
Hazardous Legislation

Email applications and cv's to chris sultman at CDS Recruitment or call 0191 300 1113

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