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    17 days ago

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Head of Distribution - Western Europe - 12 Month FTC

World Renowned FMCG Business

North West England

Highly Competitive Package DOE

A market leading global FMCG business, renowned for their collaborative culture and innovative approach, is looking for a high achieving Head of Distribution who would be responsible for the total logistics solution for Western Europe to join the senior leadership team.

We are looking for a hands on and experienced logistics leader with strong 3PL management experience and deep knowledge of warehouse & transport operations. You will lead the Warehouse & Transport team both in house & outsourced, improving the operational effectiveness and 3PL relationship to deliver best in class service.

This role will be a 12 month FTC, with the potential to go permanent and so are looking to hear from candidates who are immediately available or soon to be available

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the Western Europe Logistics Strategy & Management
  • Develop & mentor the Logistics team ensuring engagement and understanding of the wider Supply Chain team
  • Effectively managing the partnership with the 3PL warehouse & transport providers, ensuring operational effectiveness & exceptional service
  • Driving continuous improvement projects across end to end logistics
  • Detailed & exploratory analysis of growth potential, promotional/peak planning activity and reviewing 3PL capacity, opportunities & risks
  • Managing & improving a complex distribution model; understanding supplier and customers needs and optimising approach
  • Drive actions in line with long term strategy; striving towards an optimal situation across quality, service and cost.
  • Own the multi-million pound logistics budget

Key requirements:

  • 5-8+ years working at a senior level in fast paced, large scale distribution environment for market leading FMCG/Retail/3PLl businesses
  • Commercially astute individual with exceptional supplier & senior stakeholder management.
  • Experienced people manager, successfully developing & upskilling their team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and influencing skills
  • Ability to understand complex operations and drive change
  • Enthusiasm to deliver a best in class supply chain and develop yourself & others

If this sounds like the sort of environment you are keen to work in then please apply now. For further information please contact Seb Taylor on 0203 627 2420 /

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