Degree and university: BSc, Transport and logistics management (high 2.2), Huddersfield University
Job title: Effective operations co–ordinator for DHL Exel
Why did you choose a career in transport and logistics?
It goes back to when I was in Italy. After I finished school I worked as a courier for SDA Express Courier, a parcel express company that also delivers parcels for FedEx in Italy. I was promoted to administrator, and became interested in in the industry. I decided to look for a logistics degree in England, and discovered Huddersfield was best for logistics.
What motivated you to apply for this job in particular?
I wanted a job that gave me an overview of the whole network within one of the divisions of DHL Logistics.
Describe a typical day:
It depends – each week varies. In general I go to different sites and make sure the effective operations programme is successfully implemented across the technology division of the DHL Exel supply chain. If I’m in the office, I compile weekly and monthly reports and send them to
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy seeing the various operations involved and working on the company’s "continuous improvements workshops" and "divisional balance score card". I also like interacting with everyone, from skilled operative workers to executive managers. I find it motivating and rewarding.
What is the most challenging part?
Delegating jobs, making sure regulations are conformed to, and being accountable for somebody else’s job. The logistics industry is a fantastic industry to work in because you experience a lot of different issues, from property to health safety, as well as HR and operations.
What advice do you have for students considering a similar career?
If they are looking for a career in logistics they must be ready to be operational and have a hands–on approach. In addition, they must not be scared about working in a warehouse – they should not be looking to work in a comfy office all the time. They need to be flexible and prepared to relocate anywhere in the country. They also have to be ready to be mobile – throughout the country and also overseas.