Logistics Manager

Job reference: 000734

Closing date: 26/02/2021

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

SOYL, a division of Frontier Agriculture Ltd, is the UK market leading precision crop production service provider, offering expert advice, services and support to growers to improve the economic, agronomic and environmental performance of their farm business.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in the South, ideally suited for a logistics expert who is ready to take the next step in their career. The successful candidate will take ownership for delivery of our field based services for growers throughout the UK.  Delivering exceptional service and operational excellence will require a reactive and adaptable approach, close collaboration with stakeholder teams and pro-active field operator co-ordination.

The role – Key responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and lead all logistical processing activities
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to improve operational performance
  • Organise, prioritise and monitor work flow and schedules for the field operations team
  • Supply weekly/monthly updates reports and statistics as required
  • Implement, monitor and record health and safety policies in liaison with the HAS co-ordinator
  • Lead, coach and support the two regional field operator team leaders
  • Understand and deliver exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate with our customers in relation to order requirements and delivery
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders

Ideal candidate

  • Logistics management experience essential
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team essential 
  • Knowledge of agricultural industry would be advantageous but not essential 
  • Ability to communicate at every level
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft office
  • Proven ability to demonstrate an agile approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work on own initiative, making decisions, managing own workload and time
  • Ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Strong customer focus
  • Focused on doing the right thing for customers, colleagues and ourselves
  • Self-motivated and tenacious
  • Flexible approach to work and managing changing priorities
  • An effective team player
  • Solution focused.

Why work for SOYL?

At SOYL, we believe in rewarding our people for a job well done. As an employee you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory pension plan of up to 7%
  • Salary exchange benefits (holiday purchase, Cycle to Work)
  • Employee discounts programme
  • Life assurance of 3x salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Learning and development opportunities.

About Us

SOYL is a division of Frontier Agriculture Ltd and is the UK’s largest precision farming business.  Our head office is based in Newbury, Berkshire.

Frontier is a successful and growing business. It is the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.  With a vision to be the first-choice partner for crop production and grain marketing, and the first choice employer in UK agriculture, Frontier is committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of success.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values – integrity, customer focus and expertise. These values support our whole philosophy and ways of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work since 2012 and we are proud to have been ranked in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At SOYL we have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all and as such we would encourage applications from backgrounds outside the agriculture sector.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements are in place to support this. ​​​​​​​


The closing date for this job has now passed.