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"3PL Grocery Retail Logistics operations. A fantastic opportunity for experienced grocery logistics professional with excellent multi-site, grocery retail DC operations management expertise to take the lead on high profile retail account."


£Competitive Car Allowance Bonus Benefits


Actual Job Location: South East Asia


We're seeking a high-profile individual to lead the further development and optimisation of multi-site logistics operations for one of South East Asia's largest grocery retailers. This role is perfect if you have experience leading large scale, complex projects in an international environment with primarily FMCG retail clients.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing multiple automated and semi-automated composite distribution centres. With experience as a 3PL General Manager or Site Operational Leader/Director this position requires an individual who can provide strategic leadership while improving the operational performance of the warehousing and transport logistics operations.


As Senior Operations Director, you will be responsible for leading a team committed to providing unparalleled service and support by delivering on challenging KPIs. Alongside this, you'll work closely with the VPs of key clients to build out an excellent client-focused approach while driving growth across the business. Therefore you will demonstrate a strong expertise in commercial and key account management within 3PL contract logistics.


To succeed in this role, you will be university degree educated in a business, logistics, or engineering discipline, and may have benefitted from an in-depth management development programme either with a large 3PL or a food/grocery retailer. This will have encompassed a series of 3PL operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport.


In addition, you should be able to demonstrate project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role as a GM/Regional Manager or Director of one or more DCs. Ideally, large scale multi-temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 300-1000 staff.


With complementary skills in project management and continuous improvement, you will have the skills to reduce costs while increasing efficiencies. You'll be able to take on new site openings and large-scale physical or systems redesigns without any problem because of your expertise with fully functional operations, delivering high levels of accuracy within retail distribution centres.


You are a strategic and commercially minded individual with experience in shaping plans and implementing cost-saving initiatives in large retail FMCG operations. You have successfully led teams through periods of change as they improved their performance while achieving results that met or exceed business goals. Ultimately, you'll have the desire to progress to VP level in our client's business, shaping the company for the future.

Our client feels the ideal candidate for this role will have a degree in business, logistics, or engineering and be resilient, with an energetic personality that can embrace challenges. In addition, you'll need to be committed to business success, and your previous development reviews will indicate you're already a high-potential leader.


Operationally, you'll take charge of all the aspects of our client's warehousing and distribution business. This includes running a retail pick, pack, and despatch operation and a multi-drop primary transport function. In addition, your team are responsible for delivering goods on time at competitive prices within budget while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction every step along the way.


You'll need excellent financial management skills to manage the £60m business under your control. A challenging task, but your unparalleled attention, detail and self-control drive will serve you well.

Previous experience of working abroad or extended periods of travel to APAC, Middle East or other developing/emerging markets will be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite. However, you will need to be able to adapt to a different cultural style quickly. Your people management and leadership approach will respect loyalty and engenders trust whilst remaining highly results-driven and focused on success.


Our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as a car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development. In addition, relocation assistance will be provided, including short-term rental support and school fees.


To apply without delay and for a confidential discussion, please send your CV in word format, quoting reference LX 1035143 for the attention of Roheela Khan Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320