Logistics Manager

  • Job Reference: Logistics Manager
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Summer Isles Enterprises
  • Location: Achiltibuie, Highland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary to be discussed
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description



The Isle of Tanera Mor is the largest of the Summer Isles Archipelago, situated approximately 1.5 miles offshore from the village of Achiltibuie in the North-West Highlands.


Purpose of the Role:


The Logistics Manager plays a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the transport and logistics infrastructure. Reporting to the Construction Manager, the post-holder has responsibility for supporting the delivery of all transport focused facilities. The project is based on an island, with several moving parts, multiple boats and vehicles with a team of 130, so good logistics is imperative.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for keeping the project moving safely, efficiently and cost effectively, whilst optimising productivity
  • Responsible for delivering solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service
  • Responsible for planning, managing and evaluating all logistics operations (including Hazardous goods) liaising with internal managers, suppliers, logistics/warehouse providers, transportation companies
  • Responsible for managing all health and safety, risk assessments and method statements related to the logistical undertaking
  • Responsible for taking delivery of goods and checking materials are as specified and the amount purchased
  • Responsible for all scheduling of boats for goods, crew, passengers, and visitors
  • Responsible for keeping the operation within relevant transport legislation and regulation and ensure the appropriate persons are aware of any changes
  • Responsible for managing marine Freight logistics, utilising knowledge of vessels and all accompanying documentation
  • Constantly communicating and updating relevant persons of your progress
  • Responsible for all Transport and Logistics billing and line by line invoice verification
  • Responsible for resolving problems concerning transportation and logistics systems
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with all connected with the logistics process


Skills required:


  • Proven management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • IT Skills required include inventory management, high level of Excel skills (spreadsheet creation and interrogation)
  • Good written and spoken communication abilities
  • Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally
  • Having good geographical knowledge
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Being able to work within a team and remain polite and respectful at all times
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good planning skills
  • Being responsible and accountable for your role
  • Being organised, diligent and methodical
  • Regular and Reliable Service (SIE does not wish to employ individuals who have a poor history of attendance at work where there is no underlying medical reason for the absence).
  • Using coordination and working with a team
  • Self-motivated, flexible and able to perform well under pressure
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Pro-active approach - Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenges
  • Confident, rounded thinker
  • Is resilient, optimistic and facilitator of change
  • Has a collaborative approach to others
  • Self-starter and able to motivate others


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Relevant business/commercial degree is preferred, HND, BTEC Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar management role
  • Proficient in standard business office software