Project Logistic Lead - Greater London

Ref: 298 Date Posted: Friday 20 Jan 2023
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2020 Recruitment are working with one of our engineering clients who are looking to add a Project Logistics Lead to their team in Surrey.

This is initially a 12-month contract but will be extended for the right candidate.

The Role

The incumbent will be required to have intimate knowledge of the shipping markets, practices and standards.  This position supports supplier/contractor relationship management to ensure alignment with operations and business strategies.  This position challenges technical specifications, commercial practices, operating practices and business processes with a focus on driving cost-effective operations. Strong Project Logistics knowledge, project, planning and negotiating skills are required.  

Duties & Responsibilities

As the Project Logistic Lead your duties will include the following:

  • Interface with a variety of functions including operations, engineering, legal, and business management to achieve goals.
  • Effectively utilize Logistics Material Control system
  • Effectively utilize e-Sourcing tools to launch inquiries and receive supplier quotations/proposals.
  • Assist in developing strategies for and lead the commercial contracting negotiations for 3rd party logistics services.
  • Develop efficient bid tabulations and lead sourcing reviews with a cross functional team.
  • Manage Shipping estimates and development of cost forecasts
  • Create and manage the logistics proposals.
  • Support with the development of Global work processes and their effectiveness.
  • Support in Global audits of the logistics teams.
  • Identify, develop, and manage suppliers; understand safety, commercial and capacity risks.
  • Understand the logistics markets and the industries in which we do business.
  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize risk.
  • Lead cross-functional teams involved in supplier discovery and optimizing logistics spend.
  • Work closely with supported businesses and functional organizations to ensure stability and cost effectiveness of supply.
  • Bring innovative supplier solutions to maximize value proposition for individual projects and or across the supply chain.
  • Effectively participate in Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Assist in managing supplier performance and maintain interface within supplier’s organization.
  • Manage budgets and achieve targeted savings, develop and manage key supplier relationships to ensure alignment with business strategies.


To be considered for this position you must have the following experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of industrial experience, involving international transport, trade and project logistics / project management experience.
  • Experience with SAP is advantageous.
  • Flexible working and short notice travel ability
  • Strong organizational, team and time management skills.
  • Working understanding of Microsoft suite of programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc..)
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) technical and non-technical information.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, global environment.


As the Project Logistic Lead, you will be offered a package that includes:

  • Minimum of a 12-month contract
  • Negotiable Rate
  • Opportunity to develop through the business
  • Permanent contract on offer
  • Company benefits and incentives


To apply for this role or to discuss in more detail please contact Robert Gilchrist at 2020 Recruitment by phone or email.