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£Very Competitive (Low Tax) + Car, Bonus, Benefits + Relocation Assistance

Job Description


“Graduate Calibre 3PL Transport and Warehousing Operations Management Specialist.”

£Very Competitive (Low Tax) + Car, Bonus, Benefits + Relocation Assistance


Our client is a global contract logistics specialist, currently experiencing dynamic growth and contract wins across a number of vertical sectors in Vietnam.  As a result of continued growth, they require a Head of Operations to join their contract logistics division.   They are seeking a university degree educated, third party logistics sector transport and warehousing management specialist with experience of either dedicated or multi user key account management.

The Role:

As Head of Operations Contract Logistics, you will be responsible for strategic growth, development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations for a major FMCG brand client across multi site operations.   You will also further develop your excellent blue-chip key account management and client relationship skills.

To succeed in this role, you will be university degree educated, and will perhaps have benefitted from an in-depth management development programme either with a large 3PL or a national supermarket/hypermarket retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent operational leadership role, running a large scale multi temperature or ambient FMCG retail NDC or RDC employing 200-300 + staff as an Operational Site and P & L Leader.  

Your 3PL experience will have included extensive contract account management and client stakeholder engagement.  Either in house or within a 3PL you will have built upon your project management and continuous improvement skills to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. You may already have been involved in new site openings, through to large scale physical and systems redesigns.  This will all have been achieved whilst ensuring that operations remain fully functional delivering high levels of accuracy and on time delivery within a retail DC.

You will be strategic and commercially minded, with some experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change producing high performing teams. You will therefore be extremely keen and ready to build on this in your next role as you take on a senior leadership role at Director level in a developing international market. 

The Ideal Applicant:

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business. You will be a high energy, resilient person, with a warm personality and a real passion for developing people and driving a logistics business to succeed.  Your talent and development reviews to date will already have earmarked you as high potential.   

From an operational perspective you must be adept at running a retail warehousing pick pack and despatch operation as well as a multi drop primary and secondary transport function.  In terms of budgetary responsibility my client’s business is big -  in the range of £60 million plus revenue so your financial management and planning skills will be excellent. Your attention to detail, self-control and drive will be of the highest levels.  You will be comfortable persuading, influencing and presenting at both shop floor and director level internally and externally to the client.  

Previous experience of working abroad or extended periods of travel to the Far East or other developing markets will be highly advantageous, although not essential, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style. Your personal people management and leadership approach will be one that respects loyalty and engenders trust whilst remaining highly results driven and focused on success.

This is an expatriate career development role on a permanent local contract and therefore you will be required to relocate to Vietnam to be based there full time.  Our client will provide relocation assistance.  In return our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package in a low tax environment.  Please note however that housing is not provided as part of the package.

To apply without delay, and in strict confidence, please email your CV quoting reference J13521.