Closing Date - 14/01/2021
Birmingham 2022 are looking for 3 Cluster Venue Logistics Managers, to develop, plan, implement and manage the Venue Logistics operations for a specific cluster of competition and non-competition venues. One of these roles will be to look after the Commonwealth Games Village venues. These roles 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 these roles 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 of efficient plans and processes for the receipt, storage, distribution, ongoing supply and recovery of equipment at the venues.
In conjunction with Venue Management and Venue Overlay FAs, design Logistics compound and venue storage facilities incorporating efficient material movement pathways into and within assigned cluster of 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.
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 and management 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.
Provide leadership, develop and motivate the Venue Logistics teams for your assigned cluster, consisting of staff and contractors.
Ensure that VLMs and other team members plan, design and operate the Logistics services at venues appropriately, consistently and in line with the overarching strategy of the FA.
Work collaboratively with the Procurement FA on procurement activities to secure Logistics packages eg. FF&E, agency labour, MHE, Utility Vehicles.
Manage the allocations of Logistics resources (e.g. MHE, Utility Vehicles and crew) across the cluster of venues.
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
Good 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
Desire to be a Team Player, considering other cluster or Logistics workstreams needs over one's own for the benefit of the wider Logistics or Birmingham 2022 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
Please note the first round of interviews will be held on Thursday 21st January.
This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are working towards achieving Leaders in Diversity through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.
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. If you wish for your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please submit a completed form with your application, which can be found on the Birmingham 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.
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