Mode 3 are exclusively retained to appoint a COO – Logistics, for this ambitious and growth orientated UK and global freight management and transport group.

Leading various business units and multiple UK sites, you will control overall logistics P&L whilst developing strategies to lead the business forward. The position requires an energetic and determined senior logistics executive, with outstanding operational and commercial experience spanning UK logistics, warehousing, transport, distribution, storage, eCommerce, fulfilment and Value Added services.

The successful candidate will have operated at MD, Executive Director, Business Unit Director or similar level with a medium to large logistics business. A lucrative remuneration package including share options is available.

  • Reporting to the CEO and board of directors, design and deliver the UK Logistics strategy, ensuring the group delivers its growth aspirations
  • Oversee customer and supplier negotiations, continuous improvement and supply chain transformation initiatives and assisting across all business units during a period of planned growth
  • Lead a multi-functional workforce and work closely alongside senior leadership peers, international partners, third parties, suppliers and customers to ensure standards and targets are achieved
  • Drive a culture of engagement, ensuring we are listening to our people’s feedback and reacting positively to ensure we become an employer of choice
  • Lead the future proofing of the Company, managing the risk register but also have a forward look, building the critical logistics leadership and management skills and capabilities needed to deliver against the rapid sales plan
  • Oversee all elements of the Operations including delivery planning, transport, warehouse and goods inwards to ensure objectives are aligned and that these teams work seamlessly together to deliver a highly effective and efficient goods delivery and customer service
  • Lead and sponsor key continuous improvement projects for Warehouse and Logistics with an aim to streamline and improve efficiencies within the business units. The main focus being the IT (WMS project roll out)
  • Actively contribute to the Company’s overall strategic decisions and ensure that all business units /departments are working in accordance with such goals
  • Plan and implement business unit strategies, with a direction towards the profitable growth and operation of the Company
  • Develop and set strategic goals and KPI’s for the business units and manage effectively in line with KPI’s
  • Be responsible for Budget Management including CAPEX management for the business units in line with financial guidelines and projections


  • Solid experience in a Senior Management role gained from the logistics, transport or supply chain industry
  • Skilled in organisational development, personnel management, budget / resource development and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Strong business and commercial acumen with experience in managing a P&L
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills with the ability to influence and deliver through others
  • Proven ability to work in an international, multi-cultural environment with strong presentation, facilitation skills and excellent organisational and time management skill

Should your application be successful, you will be contacted within 14 working days for a confidential discussion to establish your suitability. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants due to the high volume of total applications received.

Mode 3 Executive Search Ltd is an independent recruitment consultancy providing specialist talent finding services. Principally we operate within Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain & Logistics and the wider Global Transportation market, recruiting permanent positions from the operations desk to the boardroom. We are always keen to connect with talented individuals experienced in Import Freight, Export Freight, Sea Freight, Air Freight, Road Freight, Project Forwarding, Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics.

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