HEAD OF TRANSPORT & WAREHOUSING– FOOD SERVICE SECTOR
“Great strategic network development and operational leadership opportunity for Transport & Warehousing Professional from the chilled, multi drop food service sector.”
Salary £50-70000 (DOE) + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames
Are you a Head of Transport & Warehousing with extensive experience delivering chilled foods with a short shelf-life?
Would you like a new challenge, leading a logistics department and providing strategic direction?
Do you relish the opportunity to play a critical role in a business with ambitious growth plans?
Our client is a market leading company in their industry and now needs to appoint a Head of Transport & Warehousing to help them achieve their goals.
For a little background, the company has been trading for decades and has built an enviable reputation in its competitive industry. During the Covid pandemic, they retargeted their customer base to serve large catering businesses that supply to public sector organisations.
They are headquartered in South London and have recently invested in a new warehousing facility in the Midlands. Currently, they operate 60+ vehicles on a 24/7 operation and plan to open more depots nationally in the coming years. As well as their in-house transport, they are also supported by 3PL providers.
Looking at the current and future business requirements, they feel they need to bring in an experienced professional to oversee their entire transport and warehousing operation.
As the Head of Transport & Warehousing, they want you to take a strategic role in the future direction of the business. You will take the overall responsibility for the company’s transport and Warehousing operations across the whole of the UK. Our client needs your skills to develop the logistics network strategy, improve their day-to-day operations, ensuring their delivery commitments are fully met whether that be through own fleet or 3PL/4PL partnerships.
Therefore, you must have experience of both primary and secondary chilled multi drop food service, quick service/convenience food retail operations.
In the very near future, the warehousing pick and pack operation will also fall under your control as well, and you will be responsible for leading an experienced Warehouse Manager and warehousing team.
As such, you’ll need a broad skillset covering in-house or 3PL multi drop primary and secondary chilled transport operations. Specifically, you’ll be an excellent people manager with a coaching/mentoring mindset, an effective delegator, and a strategic leader. You will be financially astute and au fait with the commercials around managing and developing a cost effective and quality chilled transport network and distribution operation. You will have the gravitas and credibility to operate as part of the senior leadership team whilst also very visible and hands on to get the job done and keep the team motivated and engaged to deliver your vision and transport plan.
You must be CPC qualified with experience of holding an O licence and up to date on transport regulations, fleet compliance and health and safety. Experience of both a HGV, artic and LGV fleet will be essential.
This role is based in the company’s South London HQ, so your location should allow daily commuting to the site.
In return our client our offers a competitive salary plus bonus and other benefits.