Biffa Waste Services United Kingdom Full-time 2024-06-04

Position: Area Logistics Manager
Location: South Central, South West, and South Wales
Reporting to: Area Director

A quick look at the role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Area Logistics Manager to lead and manage our team of Logistics Planners. This role is pivotal in delivering efficient planning for all aspects of Depot Transport Operations. You will work closely with Regional General Managers, Depot Managers, and Depot teams to achieve optimal route planning, increase route density, and maximize EBIT profit opportunities while maintaining high service standards and ensuring compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements.

Why it’s an opportunity not to be wasted.

  • Collaborate with Regional operational teams to ensure route optimization and cost-effective maintenance of routes daily, weekly, and monthly, considering seasonal variations.
  • Manage the inter-depot route changes through the planning team, ensuring all planned activities are feasible.
  • Innovate and seek opportunities to improve all aspects of the logistics operation.
  • Support the training and development of employees in various business aspects.
  • Ensure financial and health and safety aspects of route optimisation are considered.

Here’s what we require:

  • Proficient with route planning software.
  • Extensive experience in logistics/planning within a large matrix organization.
  • Proven track record of meeting clearly defined service delivery KPIs.
  • Demonstrable experience in successful resource management and cost control.
  • In-depth knowledge of transport legislation.
  • Local geographical knowledge of the South Central, South West, and South Wales areas.
  • Understanding of existing and upcoming environmental and health and safety legislation.
  • Familiarity with working within a time-critical service environment.
  • Strong commercial background with excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Good networking and people management skills.


And here’s why you’ll love it at Biffa.

  • Competitive salary + Bonus
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Medical and dental scheme.
  • Retail and leisure discounts.
  • Holiday and travel discounts.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Plus much more……

Dedicated to diversity.

At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results. It’s why you’ll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn.