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Head of Logistics Development (Retail) - Ref: 18764

  • Location: London - Central London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Languages: No languages
  • Categories: Logistics/Transport - Other


Your New Job Title: Head of Logistics Development (Retail)

Your New Salary:  Competitive

Status: Permanent

Location: Central London (regular travel in the UK with occasional International travel required)

What you'll be doing each day:

You will identify, develop and lead step changes within the Group Logistics function (and beyond), to improve cost, service and flexibility for the business, whilst creating a continuous improvement culture across the wider team. You will be responsible for the project delivery responsibility of up to £20m and will have 1 direct report in this position.

Lead design, project management and implementation

  • Manage design consultants and key contractors to budget costs and plan
  • Finalise design elements, engaging with key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Justify additional functionality and secure additional funding from key decision makers
  • Inform and recommend brand configuration and sizing
  • Develop migration / implementation plans and budgets
  • Create positive relationships with key cross functional stakeholders

Lead delivery of the Project

  • Lead the business data analysis to support the change programme
  • Create and maintain detailed brand action plans
  • Work collaboratively across the business to gain buy in and ownership

Supply Chain Modelling and Efficiency Improvements

  • Identify and deliver opportunities to reduce handling / shipping and to utilize cheaper shipping options (e.g. direct shipments & bulk picking)
  • Manage network space modelling to meet current and future forecast requirements
  • Provide logistical expertise and support to wider business projects and implementations
  • Seek out industry best practice and identify opportunities for deployment within the function
  • Lead, organize and coordinate the wider Logistics change programme

The skills you need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in a fast moving, multi-site retail environment
  • Strong operational management experience in demanding, fast paced, time critical environments, across multiple sites and 3PLs
  • Extensive knowledge of industry best practice
  • Highly analytical with the ability to translate large volumes of complex data into insightful analysis and plans
  • Highly computer literate with strong MS Office skills (particularly Excel)
  • WMS & automation experience
  • Strong experience of Delivering projects (sizable, complex change initiatives and start- ups).
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, able to collaboratively work across functions
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to challenge

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. Thank you for taking the time to apply to People First.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days but I’m afraid that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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