General Manager UK & I - Pharmaceutical Distributor

Logistics & Customer Services
£75000 - £85000 per annum + Great Benefits
Seb Taylor

General Manager UK & I - Director level - Pharmaceutical Distributor - £75,000 - £85,000 + Package - Surrey

I'm thrilled to be working with this market-leading pharmaceutical distributor, they have a fantastic client base of global and boutique brands and due to recent investments are looking to expand into new areas and geographies.

Due to this, they are now looking to hire for a brand new position reporting to the VP, Supply Chain - this person will be responsible for the in-house UK distribution hub, outsourced transport partnerships and development initiatives including automation and new site start-up across UK & I.

You will have full autonomy and ownership to drive the logistics strategy for the region leading on transformational initiatives and change programmes with a collaborative and driven organisation

What will the role entail?

  • You will have accountability for operational effectiveness and long term strategy of the inhouse warehouse & 3PL transport providers
  • Consistently reviewing capacity and opportunities, whilst driving cost saving & service performance improvements.
  • Designing & implementing the roadmap for the warehouse operations, bringing the operations to the next level as well as leading new warehouse set ups and improvement projects.
  • Review the overall logistics network, building strong partnerships with customers and suppliers highlighting key bottlenecks & area of opportunities
  • Working with the key stakeholders across the business to help align company goals and push new ideas for efficiency and cost reduction

Key skills and experience required?

  • A hands on and determined logistics/operations professional with a deep understanding of Pharmaceutical distribution
  • Previous roles could include; Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager, General Manager, Regional General Manager, Logistics Manager, Senior Operations Manager,
  • Track record in driving improvement initiatives & optimising warehouse operations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and influencing skill
  • Ability to understand complex operations and drive change
  • Enthusiasm to deliver a best in class supply chain and develop yourself & others

Why should you apply for this role?

  • A role where you will be able to make an immediate impact and carve out your own division
  • The opportunity to take total ownership of the logistics strategy across UK & I
  • A value driven organisation with an excellent starting salary and package
  • Significant growth opportunities due to increased investment

This business is a true believer in investing in people and can offer high achievers multiple routes for progression. They are a business that fosters an open and collaborative culture and looks for innovative people with excellent leadership skills. This is a great opportunity to join a growing business that will give you the freedom to operate autonomously with a fantastic culture.

If this sounds like the right role for you, then please apply now. For further information please contact Seb Taylor at Pod Talent

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that underrepresented groups are less like to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Pod Talent is dedicated to building diverse and inclusive teams with our clients So if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply as we are always on the lookout for great talent!

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

Seb Taylor

Head of Practice - Logistics and Operations

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