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Cluster Venue Logistics Manager

  • Job added:   1 October 2020
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212524837
  • Company:   CV-Library
B2022 are looking for a Cluster Venue Logistics Manager, to develop, plan, implement and manage the Venue Logistics operations for a specific cluster of competition and non-competition venues. This role will report to the Venue and Village Logistics Operations Lead, form part of the Logistics leadership team and be required to deliver central projects that may impact all venues and may include supporting on the procurement of resources, contract management of suppliers/partners, planning of special services eg. Arrivals and Departures / Athlete Equipment Distribution. Over time this role will involve line management of assigned Venue Logistics Managers (VLMs).

The Logistics Functional Area (FA) is responsible for identifying, scoping, storing, delivering, recovering and disposing the materials required to stage the Games.


Act as the primary point of contact for all venue logistics operations and services for their assigned cluster of venues; including providing advice, guidance and leadership on all logistic activities.
Lead the overall planning, design, implementation, operation and dissolution of all Logistics operations for their assigned cluster of venues; including the development efficient plans and processes for the receipt, storage, distribution, ongoing supply and recovery of equipment at the venues.
Actively participate in venue operational planning and resource scoping sessions with other FAs to gather and record their logistics requirements, ensuring that they can be delivered within the constraints of the project.
Collaborate with Logistics workstreams, partners & suppliers and other FAs to develop and maintain an integrated supply chain, detailed delivery schedules (bump in, resupply, transition, bump out, Arrivals and Departures, Athlete Equipment) and an effective operation for each assigned venue whilst identifying cost effective measures for utilising staff and equipment.
Develop effective working relationships with the venue overlay and technology team, venue general managers, sport competition managers and other key venue stakeholders.
In collaboration with Overlay FA develop the Integrated Venue Timeline to inform detailed bump-in plans and distribution schedules
Work in conjunction with Security FA to develop appropriate methods of delivery to and from venues including developing Master Delivery Schedule (MDS), Keys to the Gate protocols, Venue Delivery Guide and associated policies and procedures.
Assist with the recruitment, management and leadership of staff, coordinating individual work assignments, setting project goals, evaluating employee performance and determining training requirements. The role holder will be required to line manage up to 5 VLMs.
Work collaboratively with the Procurement FA on procurement activities to secure logistics packages eg. FF&E, agency labour, MHE, Utility Vehicles.

Skills & Experience Required

Previous event experience at a management level / senior venue leadership role in events / logistics management
Proven experience of delivering large, multifaceted projects as a lead project manager
Demonstrable experience in managing logistics operations in a high-profile environment
Understanding of event logistics and supply chain
Ability to display effective leadership of a large workforce of staff and contractors
Successful delivery of time critical logistics operations within a defined budget
Excellent leadership and people management skills, with an ability to plan and structure the complex workloads of their team


Previous senior Logistics experience with the Commonwealth Games or another international multi-sport will be highly regarded
Public sector / logistics packages procurement experience
Experience and knowledge of one or more of the following areas:
Health & Safety
Arrivals and Departures Distribution
Athlete Equipment Distribution
Agency labour/venue crew
MHE, Crowd Control Barriers, Fuel
This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. For more information or to download a guaranteed interview scheme form to include with your application please see the B2022 Get Involved/jobs page on the B2022 website.

To apply for this role, submit your CV and covering letter detailing how your skills and experience match our requirements, along with the Disability Confident form (if applicable).

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