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International Logistics Development Manager

Location – c2-3 days per week in London with international travel

£Excellent package available

 

MVP’s multi-channel retail client is on a journey to transform its international retail operations as part of a wider group strategy to deliver growth in a challenging external environment.  The company’s supply chain is at the heart of this change and there is a huge amount to deliver at pace; they are therefore looking to appoint a Logistics Development Manager, able to quickly understand sophisticated issues and create scalable solutions across all selling channels (Reatil, D2C and B2B including Marketplace).

 

In this role, you’ll play a pivotal part in the delivery of online fulfilment capacity growth, facilitating the ongoing development of fulfilment capabilities, both through distribution centre operations and store-based fulfilment activities.  You’ll lead and drive the integration of logistics projects into retail and across the existing logistics network.

 

This is a key appointment, with a clearly defined progression route for the successful candidate.

 

Key accountabilities:

 

  • Identify opportunities and recommend logistics solutions to deliver the International growth ambition
  • Develop logistics solutions to support continuous improvement, issue resolution and strategic change across all logistics channels
  • Develop business cases including the operational and financial analysis and present in a way that drives clear decision making
  • Complete RFPs to support detailed business case costing, evaluation of operational change and work with operational teams to ensure solutions design is optimal and meets requirements
  • Deliver projects to agreed timescales, achieving expected outputs within budget
  • Work with a diverse group of stakeholders, gaining agreement regarding benefits and impacts to the business and customers
  • Identification, monitoring and managing of project risks, including working with key stakeholders to agree mitigation strategies and escalations where necessary.
  • Stakeholder management: Provide status updates to stakeholders - facilitate decision making to ensure critical path is kept

 

Experience and Skills Required:

 

  • Strong International Supply Chain and logistics experience covering both D2C and B2B, with an excellent understanding of what is required for best in class delivery operations.
  • Strong strategic thinker with a bias for action and delivery
  • The ability to work under pressure in an environment which values fast, impactful delivery
  • Ability to set direction when dealing with ambiguity.
  • Financially literate with high level of numeracy, analytical and reporting skills. Competent with PowerPoint and high proficiency with Excel.
  • Comfortable working on numerous projects in parallel and at different stages.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills (verbal and written) to initiate and build strong relationships across the business.
  • Great stakeholder management skills across senior stakeholders, project teams and business leads; you’ll have the ability to listen, gather input, summarise and feedback requirements.

 

You’ll be a strategic thinker with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships – you’ll be able to integrate into the business with ease, adapting and hitting the ground running.You’ll be able to influence others to move towards a common vision in a changing environment.

 

This is a key role and there are clear opportunities for progression and further development.