£33,000 - £36,000
November 22, 2021
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Katie Kendall


An excellent opportunity to join a growing business as Transport and Logistics Manager. My client is based on the outskirts of Thirsk so your own transport is essential.


As the successful candidate, you will work within a busy manufacturing environment and 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


Key duties include:

  • Integration of own and 3rd party operators to ensure Production output is maximised as
  • efficiently as possible
  • 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
  • Implement and monitor health and safety procedures across the logistics function
  • 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 including driver hours.


Essential Criteria:

  • Prior experience of working in agricultural logistics/supply chain function with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of complex fast moving Logistics operations
  • IT literate with the ability to handle electronic data
  • Demonstrable experience of good people management and leadership skills
  • A positive attitude to continued learning


If you would like to be considered for this role, or like to know more, please contact Katie Kendall in the Northallerton office.



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