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Head of Logistics

  • to €95K
  • North County Dublin
  • Permanent

Our client, a large multinational based in North County Dublin, requires a qualified candidate with 8+ years of relevant experience (3 of which are at senior management level) to take over the mantle as Head of Logistics. This is a permanent role within well known and well structured organisation with global reach.

This is a key leadership position, with a team of over 30, responsible for Internal and External Logistics for the site. Responsibilities include managing inbound and outbound freight, goods receiving, storage, line feeding, dispatch, inventory control and logistics process optimization.

For more info call Cormac Spencer on 01 845 4651

Salary: to €95k

Benefits: Pension, Flexible Working, Bonus, Gym, Canteen, Annual Salary Reviews, Health Insurance and more


  • Contribute to developing the broader supply chain strategy for the site and business.
  • Drive Supply Chain optimization.
  • Co-lead a project to build, design and commission a new logistics center and warehouse on site.
  • Use a lean, data driven, value stream approach to develop the most cost-effective and reliable logistics processes.
  • Leverage IT tools to improve accuracy and efficiency.
  • Full ownership of inbound and outbound freight to ensure the business is partnered with the right suppliers on the right modes at the right cost.
  • Ensure the Inventory Control program is robust by driving ownership and accountability at all levels, with clear processes and performance measurement standards.
  • Maintain and improve inventory accuracy, driving a culture of control and inventory record discipline.
  • Maintain a set of KPIs, conduct customer surveys and hold business reviews to track and improve the effectiveness, efficiency and service provision of our 3PL partner(s) and carriers.
  • Lead the goods inwards, stores, dispatch, line feed and warehousing teams (through team leaders).
  • Actively and visibly promote a strong safety culture.
  • Work collaboratively with all other departments to meet the overall site priorities and objectives. Engage with the broader site team to develop and deliver site strategy.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring for your direct reports.

Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to degree level (minimum) ideally with an advanced degree in Materials Management, Industrial Engineering or Business.
  • 8+ years’ experience in a large scale, complex, multinational manufacturing environment, with 3+ years in a people leadership role and 5+ years of Logistics management experience.
  • Experience in leading operations teams in logistics or production. Ability to build an ownership culture, where the team are genuinely listened to and involved in achieving the goals.
  • Track record of driving transformational business change and delivering tangible results.
  • Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness.
  • Experience in managing 3PL and freight spend in excess of €3M P.A.
  • Formal Supplier Performance Management and negotiation experience.
  • A working knowledge and experience in the following: Manufacturing and Production Control Systems, Material Planning and Purchasing Systems, Global Contract Agreements & Global Logistics Programs.
  • Strong ability to utilize the capability of ERP systems (Preferably SAP) to drive process improvement and provide decision making information, track activity and track performance.

If this Head of Logistics role sounds like you, apply today!

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