Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager manages and plans for logistics policies, objectives, and initiatives. Creates procedures for logistics management to optimize product workflow and minimize cost. Being a Logistics Manager has responsibilities for vendor selection and negotiation, distribution, transportation, and inventory control. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Logistics Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Logistics Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Logistics Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Logistics Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Logistics Manager to join our team.


  • Train staff in logistics process and corresponding transactions in the company ERP system;
  • Ensure all Logistics areas are Health and Safety compliant;
  • Manage daily activities of goods in, storage areas management, kitting for in house shops, pick, pack, goods despatch and stock checking;
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the supply chain;
  • Ensure all business is conducted in accordance with company procedures;
  • Managing operational margins;
  • Updating our system on any delays, reallocating stock when availability is limited, and notifying any affected customers;
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance as it pertains to logistics;
  • Manage and coordinator skills essential;
  • Approximately £50m shipment value;
  • Purchasing and procurement;
  • Develop strategies to improve stock management policies and ensure a lean supply chain;
  • Maintenance of all roastery equipment;
  • Ensure appropriate shipping methods are used challenging costs;
  • Minimise lead times.


  • Basic knowledge of transport regulations such as CMR, IMO, IATA, ADR, IMDG;
  • An analytical mind-set with a good understanding of reporting and recording performance statistics;
  • A focus on promoting a culture where all employees are engaged;
  • Customs knowledge;
  • Looking to drive forward the company with positive change;
  • Ability to work with challenging people from all walks of life;
  • The ability to solve problems, be flexible and make decisions;
  • Good knowledge of Manufacturing Computer systems ideally including SAP;
  • Must be able to work and travel to offices based in Hemel Hempstead;
  • A strong motivation to work inside a prison;
  • Maturity, assertiveness and listening skills;
  • Material planning systems to include MRP, Demand Forecasting, production Scheduling and Inventory Management;
  • A logical and systematic approach to work;
  • A passion for coffee;
  • An extremely keen eye for detail and planning.