Logistics Manager

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England
Salary: £33k - 36k per year
Contact: Debbie Gough
Call: Debbie
Reference: Logistics Thirsk
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Logistics Manager

Thirsk YO7

£33000 - £36000

Commutable from York, Ripon, Thirsk, Boroughbridge, Middlesbrough, Northallerton and Darlington

The Company

A well established client based in Thirsk is looking for an experienced Logistics Manager to join their team.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will work within a busy manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will take the lead in overseeing the transport fleet and logistical operation of the business to ensure that the business can deliver within business constraints as required.

This will include:

  • Being responsible for ensuring the right products are delivered to the right location on time, to the quality required and in the most cost-effective way
  • Management & scheduling of own fleet and 3rd party providers
  • Evaluate the performance and deliver efficiency improvements of the logistics operation
  • Understanding the inbound and outbound supply chain to optimise fleet utilisation via the liaison with raw material suppliers, customer services, manufacturing, commercial teams and customers


  • Integration of own and 3rd party operators to ensure Production output is maximised as efficiently as possible
  • Ensure good communication with stakeholders at all levels
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Negotiate rates and contracts with 3rd party providers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle, manage delivery times and to evaluate cost performance against budget
  • Allocate and manage staff & fleet resources according to changing needs
  • Continually try to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures
  • Implement and monitor health and safety procedures across the logistics function
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Ensure metrics, reports and process documentation is available for management reviews
  • Develop, implement and control ongoing fleet replacement plans
  • Manage and optimise the day to day running of the fleet
  • Instigate process review and improvement exercises using available data to deliver best in class driver and fleet performance
  • Ensure inbound and outbound material planning and production scheduling is properly aligned & executed to facilitate optimised fleet running costs incl driver hours.
  • To implement standards and systems that delivers best in class performance and compliance with all customer, statutory and regulatory requirements in fleet management, health & safety and environment

Essential Criteria of the Logistics Manager

  • Prior experience of working in agricultural logistics/supply chain function with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualified to operate own fleet
  • Thorough knowledge of complex fast moving Logistics operations
  • IT literate with the ability to handle electronic data
  • Commercial and financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of failure in terms of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Demonstrable experience of good people management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence stakeholders
  • A positive attitude to continued learning
  • Able to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Flexible and adaptable in terms of role and work hours


Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • Company pension scheme paid via salary sacrifice
  • 40 hour week, flexibility will be required
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan