Head of Logistics

Gleeson Recruitment Group
£100k per year + Excellent Bonus
13 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A great opportunity to join a market leader at an exciting stage in their growth as Head of Logistics. This is a dynamic, fast paced business achieving impressive growth internationally who are seeking a Head of Logistics to lead the distribution function and develop a class leading warehouse operation. With ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years, they are looking for a dynamic Head of Logistics to join their team. The role will require the management of the warehousing and distribution operations: Reporting to the Supply Chain Director this person needs to take complete ownership for the warehouse operation Managing customer relationships internally with Head Office functions mainly merchandising, QC, e-commerce, wholesale, retail, production, product development, HR, finance and IT. Reporting on site performance Driving continuous improvement projects and reviews to create optimum efficiencies Line management and development of Warehouse Manager and other direct reports including Stock Control and Planning Distribution Supervisors Team succession planning. Identifying and nurturing talent and creating development opportunities. Accountability for ensuring maintenance of high health and safety standards including general upkeep of the site Ownership of budget control and forecasting The succesful Head of Logistics will have a proven track record within warehousing and distribution: Proven experience within logistics, warehouse and supply chain management from a retail, 3PL contract logistics background Hands on people manager to drive compliance, commitment, high performance and engagement Ability to demonstrate how they can effectively communicate brand vision and values to ensure they are being thoroughly embraced throughout the team Ability to use HR to add value and foster a partner relationship as opposed to make divisions or be the main driver of change Take pride in what they do and the appearance of the warehouse operation and the people within it Experience of focusing on delivery of great customer experience both internally and externally Warehouse layout project experience is essential as this needs to be reviewed whilst business continuity is maintained Experience of new WMS implementation is a high advantage Experience of international 3PL distribution would also be an advantage The successful Head of Logistics will have significant change management experience and capable of delivering results to facilitate growth. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66889332