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Top Tips for Hiring the Best Logistics Managers

Top Tips for Hiring the Best Logistics Managers

Like Marketing and Finance, Logistics plays a key role within businesses. Being responsible for the management of storage and movement of goods in and out of a business, without this function, a business would not be able to supply products to the consumer. Logistics professionals therefore hold a lot of responsibility and because of this, it is essential that you choose the right person.

Here at Juice we have over 50 years combined experience working within the Logistics sector. Because of this, we thought we would provide a few useful tips on what to look for to help you hire the best Logistics Manager for your business:


The best Logistics Managers will have fantastic people management skills, as they will have to work with people from all areas of the business, as well as customers. They must also have a vision which will help the team move forward towards achieving business targets. A great leader will motivate a team, have processes in place and be an excellent communicator.

Problem Solver

Logistics can be a high-risk function and therefore having effective problem-solving skills to provide solutions in real time is essential. An effective Logistics Manager will also see the bigger picture and therefore have preventative measures and processes in place to reduce risk and minimise the effects on the business if anything were to go wrong.


The best Logistics Mangers will have an excellent track record in previous roles. They will also have the required knowledge. For example, to specifically manage transport they must be aware of rules and regulations required to ensure the business is operating legally within these.

In order to discover these characteristics in potential candidates, it is therefore vital that those hiring do the correct research, ask the right questions and take their time to learn about the candidates and whether they are right for the specific role. Often not knowing what is required can lead to hiring the wrong candidate.

Thanks to our years of experience and respected standing in Wakefield as well as throughout Yorkshire, we work with some of the largest and most modern logistical organisations in the region. This means we can offer unparalleled support and advice to help you find the right candidates. To find out more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01924 377 500 or email us at [email protected]



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