European Logistics Manager

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    £35k - 43k per year + 25 days holiday, pension

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    Dan Plimmer

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    01384 446 174

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European Logistics Manager

Transport, Freight and Logistics


Salary Circa £38,000 plus 25 days holiday, pension

We have been instructed to recruit an exceptional, European Logistics Manager, with European freight, logistics and transport knowledge.

The business has provided reliable and dedicated Logistics and Warehouse services across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors. They are a true UK and global logistics business, specialists in almost every aspect of worldwide logistics. Their client base is varied, but in the main they service several, fast paced automotive tier one suppliers and manufacturers.

This is a new role, reporting to the Head of Operations for Europe you will be based at the head quarters in Worcestershire.

It is essential you have detailed knowledge and experience of European freight routes, a deep understanding of the complexities of moving goods across Europe and be aware of changes happening post Brexit to UK trade into Europe via road.

Key responsibilities as European Logistics Manager:

  • Responsible for the running of the European department, strategically plan and manage transportation and customer services
  • Resolve any arising problems and complaints and look at corrective actions
  • Leading and developing the department and the teams within
  • Setting and achieving departmental targets. Ensuring all operational requirements and standards are met or there is a plan in place where they are not
  • Maintain metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvement
  • Developing and implementing meaningful KPIs that enables transparency and drives improvement
  • Budget and financial compliance
  • Meet costs, accuracy, and timeliness targets
  • Supporting tender requirements
  • Team performance, SOPs and training - identifying gaps
  • Developing TMS to its potential
  • Further developing structure and processes within the department
  • Effective communication and reporting within the department and out to the business
  • Profit improvement and managing costs
  • Customer relationships and satisfaction
  • Continuation of current business and successful implementation of new
  • Being compliant with, ISO, AEO and European law
  • Developing accounts and customer reviews
  • Supporting supplier and network development
  • Leading and promoting a collaborative, team working ethic across the department into other parts of the business
  • Health and Safety for the department

As European Logistics Manager it is critical you can perform the following:            

  • Excellent all-round knowledge of transport and logistics
  • Ability to manage and develop people
  • KPI management
  • Account management and development
  • Highly organised with the ability to remain focussed under pressure
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisation skills
  • Planning and good communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and deal with unexpected changes

The European Logistics Manager will :

  • Must lead by example
  • Must have a ‘can do attitude and a desire to improve
  • Must be able to resolve and prioritise conflicting requirements
  • Must be able to motivate the team and engage with other areas of the business
  • Good listener with the ability to resolve issues and help individuals develop
  • Able to identify improvements and see those improvements through to implementation
  • Customer focused
  • Willingness to take charge and resolve any disputes between staff and develop customer relations
  • Determined and good attention to detail
  • Take on board areas for improvement

Managing a small team means you will already have experience of leading and developing a team in your current job, so your communication and people skills will be vital to the success of the team, as they are so important to the continued success of the business. It a fast paced ever changing environment, which will give the successful applicant variety and fulfilment in the position.

If you feel you have the right experience for this role, then please apply.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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