25 Sep 2020

Logistics Manager

Ref 33210

Our client is seeking a Logistics Manager to report directly to the Operations Manager. The role holder will provide effective management and player/coach leadership of the operation team to ensure designated functions are carried out in compliance with local regulations. 

Key duties:

  • Efficient management of freight movement. Ensuring continued growth and development of the business. 
  • Operational responsibility for monitoring of sales versus costs, identifying cost savings, checking/approving Guernsey Logistics purchase invoices
  • To manage the driving team and administrators to ensure all freight is managed and delivered correctly
  • Planning of staff holidays to minimise disruption to operations and ensure cover in place where needed
  • Ensuring all escort permits up to date and in place for deliveries requiring them
  • Ensuring the Daily Driver’s worksheets are duly completed by all staff and then maintaining a daily and weekly work summary
  • Overseeing loading of goods leaving Guernsey to ensure correct and safe loading and minimum damage risk
  • Liaising with HR and the Operations Manager, recruitment of permanent and temporary staff 
  • Ensuring all induction training and on- going training has been completed in a timely manner and is signed off
  • Complete Performance Appraisal Reviews as required on all line reports 

Applicants must have the following technical Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Commercial awareness & business acumen
  • Organisational skills
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Educated to degree level or an acceptable level of management experience
  • Full, clean, Category ‘B’ driving license, Category ‘C’ is an asset but not essential 
  • Forklift licence an asset but not required (training provided) 
  • Registration with official governing bodies e.g. RHA, UKWA, BIFA, FIATA, IRTE, RHA and ICS 


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