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Head of Logistics - Retail

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  • Sector:

    Distribution & Logistics

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension

  • Contact:

    Anil Pattni

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    02 September 2024

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  • Consultant:

    Anil Pattni

  • Are you a General Manager or Senior Operations Manager looking for a new challenge?
  • Would you like to responsible for creating and implementing a Logistics strategy that involves international growth and the development of an automation strategy?
  • Head of Logistics - Retail, Birmingham.

My client is a rapidly growing Retail Distributor based in Birmingham who are targeting European growth due to recent acquisitions.

They're looking for a Head of Logistics - Retail to help create, implement and develop a long term strategy focused on growth and modernisation.

As Head of Logistics - Retail you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of warehouse operations and logistics while driving efficiency through automation and CI methodologies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for end-to-end logistics and automation strategy.
  • Establish a vision for automation implementation and Lean Six Sigma excellence.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure consistent and reliable implementation of this strategy across the logistics network.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select automation solutions to optimise warehouse and logistics operations.
  • Define KPI's to measure success against these strategies.
  • Develop actions and drive the delivery with an ability to communicate progress across various levels of the organisation.
  • Analyse and propose investments and processes that align with the organisation's business needs and oversee the preparation of budgets and proposals.
  • Drive Continuous improvement across supply chain, procurement, planning and logistics related activities and maintain all variables to optimise efficiency.
  • Provide leadership to departments under control and manage, coach and develop direct reports and manage high performing teams that deliver continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions.
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance.
  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in senior management roles with a strong focus on warehouse and logistics operations, automation, and Lean Six Sigma.
  • Previous experience at Head of Logistics or Director level.
  • Experience of working with warehouse automation.
  • Strong financial acumen, budget management, and cost optimisation skills.
  • Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and communication abilities.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and the ability to drive change and innovation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing business needs.
  • Within commutable distance to Birmingham.

£80,000 - £85,000 + benefits.

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.