Despatch & Logisitcs Manager

From horticruitment

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Despatch & Logisitcs Manager required

Ref: T669

Established over 25 years ago our client is a leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands, as part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, our client has expanded their Wholesale Cash & Carry operations at the 4-acre Nursery site. The company plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market as well as enhancing the offering by establishing an online platform to enable clients to order directly from the website.

This has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join a friendly, people focused team.

Job Description:

Purpose of the Role: –
  • To ensure that all customers received their orders in good condition and within a reasonable time frame that is acceptable and cost effective for both the company and the customer.
  • The role involves working closely with procurement, sales and production to ensure that as a team we can deliver great service to the clients.
  • This role also requires good communication and relationship building with the preferred third-party transport partners to ensure they provide the service that is required.
Key Skills: –

This is a hands-on role, the position would ideally suit a person with previous despatch or logistics experience, some previous experience working with plants in the horticultural industry would be preferred but is not essential.

The candidate must be well organised, good with detail, methodical with a friendly personality.

Strong communication skills and the ability to plan and organise work effectively are key to this role.

Key responsibilities: –
  • Plan and execute the picking and packing of stock for orders to be despatched or for collection.
  • Estimate space required on vehicle’s and book the appropriate transport, grouping together and creating the most cost-effective solution that meets all stakeholders needs.
  • Loading & Unloading lorries.
  • Manage incoming goods and organise appropriate actions for inward stock and ensure after care is arranged with appropriate team members.
  • Liaise with other members of the team to ensure the correct resources are available to you to complete required tasks.
  • Ensure effective and safe supervision of team members under your supervision.
  • Ensuring company Quality standards are adhered to.
  • Organise and coordinate transportation activities
  • Report to the management team on progress against targets and any issues arising and possible solutions.
  • Understanding and implementing Health & Safety, Environmental and other Regulatory procedures when necessary.
  • Review freight rates and other transportation costs to keep working costs within budgets.
  • From time to time make deliveries as required.
  • Work with other team members to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.

Pension scheme with up to 3% contribution matching

23 Days holiday per annum plus Public holidays

Job Type: Full-Time based on a standard 40-hour week (some overtime will be required)

Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

If this Despatch & Logistics Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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