Venue Logistics Manager

Sodexo Group
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Sodexo Live! are recruiting for a Venue Logistics Manager to join our team at the Fulham Pier. 

In this crucial role, you will be responsible for the development of an on-site logistics plan, working with the Venue Partner to discharge conditions against planning. You will also support all departments, working across Craven Cottage and Fulham Pier in its entirety, overseeing the planning of day-to-day, event, and matchday logistics. This includes furniture setup, deliveries, and portering, building and maintaining relationships with suppliers near and far, and delivering the site setup in an economical and cost-effective way through transport logistics, storage, and central distribution. 

The Fulham Pier will become the heart of the community and the standard bearer for indulgent experiences, which will attract both Londoner’s and tourist from all over the world!

We are exceptional hosts and independent champions, curating authentic brands that are dreamed up and run with passion. 

We have a remarkable selection of food and drink experiences, ranging from, Pop-up bars and pop-up local cuisine, to elegant fine dining experiences. 

Our entertainment options are as exceptional as our dining experiences, and we cater for all tastes and moods. We offer local theatre, outdoor gigs, jazz clubs, an art gallery, cooking classes, a comedy club, book launches, film nights and water sports, to name but a few. In addition to this we offer educational activities and crèche and soft play facilities. Whether it’s saluting the sun in the morning with riverfront yoga or toasting the night with a magical cocktail we are building a playground for the senses!


  • Lead the logistics team in all daily tasks and monitors the performance and development of logistics personnel including the training in Sodexo Live! Health and Safety practices.
  • Manages procedures for stock inventory control and ensures compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Plan rosters to ensure logistics support for early starts and late finishes, to ensure all operational requirements are fulfilled and a logistics rep is on-site throughout setup and break-down daily. 
  • Leads the logistics team in all daily tasks and monitors the performance and development of logistics personnel including the training in Sodexo Live! Health and Safety practices.
  • Ensure all Food Safety and Health & Safety policies and processes are adhered to among direct reports.
  • Oversee all workplace Transport policies and ensure compliance with legislative policies, and be responsible for implementing legislative and annual maintenance requirements.
  • Communicate regularly with the business to understand the requirements of each logistical operation and ensure that they are fully informed of any risks, issues or opportunities which may impinge on service delivery.
  • Plan, direct, co-ordinate and implement a detailed logistics and transport plan which is carried out for each activity and ensures adherence to service level requirements. 
  • Execute the planned logistics for each Fulham Pier and Legacy venue to the requirements of the business manager and where appropriate the client, ensuring the SLA’s and services are delivered within the agreed standards.
  • Plan and monitor all driver/operator movements to ensure the legal and safety requirements are met in respect of driver hours, routing to venues, access to sites and the safe loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety is given number one priority including the delivery of all Safeguard administration in advance of and during logistical operations. 


To be successful in this position you will have previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a stadium or hotel environment. You will possess strong leadership abilities and prior team management experience You will have excellent attention to detail, and the ability to plan, analyse, lead, and manage projects. A strong focus on safety and compliance is essential as is your commitment to customer service and professional standards.

You will also have:

  • A forklift licence (or the desire to take the course which can be arranged and funded by Sodexo Live!)
  • A UK driving licence (essential)
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in all Microsoft packages
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and open to direction and collaborative work style and committed to get the job done
  • Experience of managing rotas and holiday allowances 
  • The ability to adapt style to a broad range of people and experiences
  • A hands-on approach
  • An eye for continuous improvement
  • The flexibility to work 5 over 7 and some evenings


You will be rewarded with a salary of between £35,000pa -£40,000pa plus access to a range of benefits, including a performance-related bonus, employer pension contribution and life assurance – 1 x annual salary.

For more information on all the great benefits Sodexo offer to support you and your loved ones, check out the attached Benefits Guide at the bottom of this advert!

By joining Sodexo Live!, you will be part of something greater, working in an environment that fosters innovation and supports your professional growth. 

We’re experience makers and food fanatics. Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring personality, your background and your desire for delighting others. In return we’ll give you all you need to thrive. Because at Sodexo Live! We’re so much more. Be part of something greater.

If you have experience in logistics management, and a passion for delivering high-quality logistics solutions, we want to hear from you! Please apply now for consideration.

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