Head of Logistics

Head of Logistics

Job Title: Head of Logistics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-12-24
Reference: V-46012
Contact Name: Matt Alder
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 24, 2019 11:06

Job Description

Are you an experienced and motivated logistics professional with strong organisational and prioritisation skills gained within a fast-paced setting? We have a unique opportunity for a logistics and warehouse specialist, with a leading global export organisation in Watford. This is a permanent role with a salary of up to £45,000 (depending on experience), plus benefits. The role has a broad range of responsibilities around compiling logistics records, vendor management, assisting the warehouse manager, GDP and more.

This is a permanent position, with accountability to work alongside the sales and procurement teams. It could be an ideal step for an ambitious logistics manager looking to move up to a role with creater autonomy and a more strategic focus. Pharmaceutical experience would be highly desirable but is not essential.

The Company
The company is a world class medical supplies wholesaler and distributor, specialising in importing and exporting pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to markets across the globe. They are experts at sourcing products, consolidating orders and organising shipments, no matter what the destination.

The company has a highly ambitious medium to long term expansion strategy plan and the Procurement development role is of paramount importance to the plan.

They successfully supply both branded and generic pharmaceuticals, over the counter medicines, hospital supplies, medical equipment and veterinary medicines to our clients in over 50 countries. 

The Role
The position is responsible for all operational aspects of logistics support in managing inbound shipments from suppliers, outbound shipments to customers as well as shipments between different healthcare warehouses. The Warehouse Manager will report into the Logistics Manager so the role holder will have overall responsibility for both the warehousing and logistics functions.

The successful candidate will ideally have a minimum of five years’ logistics experience, with experience within in an export environment and knowledge of running a warehouse. You will also need to have strong line management experience and be flexible, alongside having excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. If you are looking to move up to a more strategic and side-wide position in a fast-paced Pharmaceutical setting; or you may already be a Head of Logistics looking for a new challenge. The company are looking for someone with excellent Cold Storage knowledge and relationship-building skills.