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FMCG & Retail Recruitment from Martin VeaseyChallenging economic conditions, price fluctuations and complex supply chains can place pressure on manufacturers and retailers, so targeted recruitment strategies are extremely important to the success of this sector. Our FMCG & Retail recruitment experts are able to source creative and innovative thinkers, experienced candidates who can make a significant, long-lasting difference to your FMCG and retail business.

Identifying, sourcing, attracting and engaging exceptionally talented candidates who can make a real difference from day one, driving growth and safeguarding margins, is crucial and Martin Veasey Talent Solutions are well placed to assist your FMCG or Retail business.  

We recruit for all levels of position and our clients range from high profile blue-chip companies to SME's and niche developing businesses.  

The FMCG & Retail sector has become exceptionally competitive, reflecting the dynamic nature of retailing globally. Our clients span a wide spectrum of retailing and wholesaling activity including online, grocery, luxury and high street fashion, shoes, sportswear, fashion accessories, fast food/Quick Service Retail, entertainment, DIY, white and brown goods, garden centres, greeting cards, home furnishings/lifestyle, automotive, leisure, health and beauty, pharmaceuticals and opticians.


We proactively source and supply, both permanent and interim, graduate calibre managers, executives and directors in salary ranges from c£40,000 to £120,000 + both in the UK and internationally.

Recruitment Solutions:    

  • Executive Search/Headhunt  
  • Advertised Selection
     
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search  
  • International & Multiple Role or Team Recruitment

Typical Roles:

  • VP, President, Operations or Business Unit Director
  • Account Management & Sales
  • Area/Regional Management
  • Brand Management
  • Business Management
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Category Management
  • Customer Experience Management
  • eCommerce, eFulfilment & Online Retailing
  • International Retail Executives
  • Forecasting & Demand Planning & Management
  • Last Mile/Final Mile Solutions
  • Inventory Planning & Management
  • Marketing, Insight & Digital Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Property
  • Retail IT Systems
  • Retail Store Management
  • Space planning
  • Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution
  • Training & Development 
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Wholesale

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Work with Martin Veasey Talent Solutions to fill your FMCG and Retail roles.

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In addition to recruitment solutions, we offer a range of HR & Talent Management services, including:

Please contact us for a confidential discussion - call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.    

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LX 482798
£/$/JPY Excellent + Bonus + Benefits & Relocation Assistance

SENIOR CONSULTANT – ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION, WAREHOUSING SOLUTIONS DESIGN 

“Very innovative Warehouse/Logistics Facilities Solutions Design specialist with experience of Robotic Process Automation and similar technologies required to lead, coach and develop country solutions design team. Experience of design solutions for the Japanese market and building regulatory environment. Fluency in Japanese highly advantageous”

£/$/JPY Excellent + Bonus + Benefits & Relocation Assistance

Japan  – Full Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is a global multinational.  A true market leader, they have a strong culture of safety, customer focus, quality and reliability.
Highly successful and long-established with industrial expertise across a number of verticals, our client has a global network of operations and integrated state-of-the-art information technology across warehousing and transport.   
As result of dynamic growth our client is seeking a very innovative, degree educated, Senior Consultant Automated Warehousing Solutions Design with “hands on” robotic process automation warehousing solutions design experience to lead, coach and develop its country solutions design team in Japan.  
We are seeking individuals with experience of various types of warehousing and storage including robotic process automation, automatic storage and retrieval systems.  Experience of warehousing/distribution centre design solutions for the Japanese market and building structure regulatory environment will be critical to success.  Fluency in Japanese would be highly advantageous.
The Role:
•    Managing a team of Warehousing/Logistics Automation Design Solutions Managers and Analysts, you will support the country Business Development and Implementation teams in developing innovative, cost effective and profitable warehousing and supply chain solutions for new and existing multinational and regional clients.

•    Through strategic consulting assignments, you will work at both operational and Board level to identify business issues focused on process improvement and cost effectiveness; propose value adding and innovative solutions and subsequently manage the delivery of projects.

•    This will entail analysis of existing inhouse and customer operations and the subsequent design of proposals, managing resource and cross functional teams during implementation, planning and solutions delivery.  In addition, you will develop the supply chain solutions design strategy and manage the departmental budget.

•    As Senior Consultant Solutions Design your role will be broad - robotic process automation specialist, material handling consultant, automated warehousing design subject matter expert, supply chain and logistics systems specialist data analyst, strategist, salesperson, key account manager, management accountant, facilitator, leader, mentor, coach and project manager.

•    You will possess extensive automated warehousing solutions design, planning, projects, consultancy, value chain engineering and productivity improvement expertise.  You will be highly proficient in liaising, presenting and working at Board level both internally and externally with key multinational client accounts.  

•    You will direct and manage your team in multiple implementation and re-engineering projects enabling cost and service improvements whilst at the same time managing teams involved in new operational start-ups.

The Ideal Applicant:

•    The ideal applicant will be educated to degree/post graduate level and will possess a substantial and demonstrative track record of successful project delivery gained within an automated robotic process control warehousing and logistics solutions design/projects environment.  

•    We are inviting applications from either highly accomplished and experienced professionals seeking to consolidate and apply their solutions design leadership and coaching experience in a new and challenging growth environment or alternatively someone with at least 5-8 years fast track operational and solutions design experience who wishes to further develop their managerial experience by heading up and grow a team of solutions design specialists.
 
•    Experience of warehousing solutions design, supply chain optimisation, automated robotic process and warehouse design tools as well as formal project management capabilities will be a prerequisite.  Experience of managing multi-disciplined teams is essential.

•    It is imperative that you will be possess a portfolio of successful projects completed across, for example, retail and FMCG, industrial, technology or pharmaceutical verticals.  

•    Automated warehousing solutions design experience as a Senior Consultant or Project Manager may have been gained in one of the following environments:  inhouse global multinational logistics fulfilment facilities design team; materials handling solutions design provider; third party contract logistics provider or automation solutions/automated robotic process design consultancy. 

•    Most importantly you will also have a demonstrable track record of success in coaching and developing a team of Solutions Design Analysts and Managers, ensuring a consistent, best in class approach.

•    Previous international solutions design and solutions design and implementation project team leadership would be extremely advantageous, as would, cultural experience and understanding of living and working in Japan would be highly advantageous.

Please note: This role is offered to experienced Japanese citizens or as an expatriate career development role on a permanent local employment contract and therefore you will be required to relocate to Japan to be based there full time.  Our client will provide full relocation assistance.  Our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package including bonus and private healthcare.  Please note however that although housing allowance may be provided, school fees are not provided as part of the package.

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 482798, for the attention of Roheela Khan, Recruitment Operations Director to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

Key words: robotic process automation, automated storage and retrieval, ASR, automated warehousing, logistics facilities, distribution centres, efulfilment, materials handling equipments, materials handling solutions, warehousing process design, robotic process design, automated process design, logistics, distribution centre, efulfilment, warehousing, ecommerce, automated solutions, automation solutions, AutoCAD, Power BI, DEPICT, Sketch Up, Prince 2, buildings regulations, Japan, Japanese

LX 498629d
CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – FMCG FOOD & DRINKS BOTTLING & CANNING OPERATIONS

“Amazing career development opportunity for Master’s degree educated, ambitious, high potential Engineering professional with a track record of leading high performing, blue chip global brand multinational FMCG Food or Drinks Production & Packaging operations.”


CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Location: Ontario, Canada – Relocation Assistance offered to Canadian Citizens Only

 

Our client is a global FMCG brand multinational with a heritage spanning two centuries.  As a result of promotion, it is now seeking to appoint a Head of Production for its flagship production facility in Canada.


Our client is seeking a Master’s degree educated Engineering professional for the role of Head of Production at this long established and successful plant.  The facility produces, bottles and cans, market leading FMCG brand products, sold throughout the world.  


The Role:
This is a key senior leadership appointment and you will be joining a high calibre, cross functional executive team including logistics.  You will be stepping into big shoes; therefore, this is not a role for the faint hearted. You will set the strategic direction and delivery plan for production to continue to achieve competitive advantage and to retain the site’s benchmark flagship status.    You will be picking up the reins of an already high performing plant so your role will be to continuously improve and enhance the operation ensuring best in class customer service, quality, delivery, product, safety and environmental health and safety.  

A diplomat and strategic thinker you will challenge existing norms, confidently lead change initiatives and successfully deliver projects relating to production, processes and workforce initiatives, on time and within budget.  

Our client is regarded as an Employer of Choice, so you will bring a track record of visionary, inspirational and strategic leadership and demonstrable experience of engaging, motivating, coaching and developing both experienced and new colleagues, taking them with you on the next stage of our client’s already impressive journey as market leaders.  This will entail further development of organisational and people capabilities in order to maximise business results and ensure future succession planning.
Your career history to date will be characterised by consistent and progressive career development from a solid engineering foundation, through to operational and strategic leadership positions within FMCG production and manufacturing and packaging operations.  Deploying lean, Six Sigma, SMED, TPM and CI within world class operations will be second nature to you.  

The site employs up to 400 people and you will be an experienced employee relations manager, familiar with working collaboratively with unions to achieve strategic business objectives.

Most importantly you will be proud of your outstanding records of achievement when it comes to regulatory compliance, sustainability, environmental, health and safety and diversity.   It goes without saying that you will be financially astute and commercially aware, experienced in P & L management in a FMCG environment where stringent cost control and margin protection is paramount.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    Must be University degree educated in Engineering or Science or Business. Must understand engineering and business principles. Masters/ MBA highly advantageous.
•    Technical and regulatory knowledge of FMCG production and packaging processes for food, liquids, drinks and associated raw materials. 
•    This experience must have been gained with a FMCG multinational market leading food or drinks brand environment.
•    In-depth knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods within automated FMCG Food, Drinks and related packaging operations will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
•    Consistent global FMCG Food or Drinks multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production or Plant or Site Manager/Head.  Experience in multiple countries or different locations in country as Manager would be highly advantageous.
•    Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
•    Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
•    Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion including SMED, TPM, Six Sigma with track record of excellent team development and engagement.
•    Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
•    Led & achieved results in multi or single site/production operational roles, managing cross functionally.
•    Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level in a unionised environment
•    Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
•    Excellent experience of $multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
•    PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
•    Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.


To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX498629 to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

LX498629a
CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – FMCG FOOD & DRINKS BOTTLING & CANNING OPERATIONS

“Amazing career development opportunity for Master’s degree educated, ambitious, high potential Engineering professional with a track record of leading high performing, blue chip global brand multinational FMCG Food or Drinks Production & Packaging operations.”


CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Location: Ontario, Canada – Relocation Assistance offered to Canadian Citizens Only

 

Our client is a global FMCG brand multinational with a heritage spanning two centuries.  As a result of promotion, it is now seeking to appoint a Head of Production for its flagship production facility in Canada.


Our client is seeking a Master’s degree educated Engineering professional for the role of Head of Production at this long established and successful plant.  The facility produces, bottles and cans, market leading FMCG brand products, sold throughout the world.  


The Role:
This is a key senior leadership appointment and you will be joining a high calibre, cross functional executive team including logistics.  You will be stepping into big shoes; therefore, this is not a role for the faint hearted. You will set the strategic direction and delivery plan for production to continue to achieve competitive advantage and to retain the site’s benchmark flagship status.    You will be picking up the reins of an already high performing plant so your role will be to continuously improve and enhance the operation ensuring best in class customer service, quality, delivery, product, safety and environmental health and safety.  

A diplomat and strategic thinker you will challenge existing norms, confidently lead change initiatives and successfully deliver projects relating to production, processes and workforce initiatives, on time and within budget.  

Our client is regarded as an Employer of Choice, so you will bring a track record of visionary, inspirational and strategic leadership and demonstrable experience of engaging, motivating, coaching and developing both experienced and new colleagues, taking them with you on the next stage of our client’s already impressive journey as market leaders.  This will entail further development of organisational and people capabilities in order to maximise business results and ensure future succession planning.
Your career history to date will be characterised by consistent and progressive career development from a solid engineering foundation, through to operational and strategic leadership positions within FMCG production and manufacturing and packaging operations.  Deploying lean, Six Sigma, SMED, TPM and CI within world class operations will be second nature to you.  

The site employs up to 400 people and you will be an experienced employee relations manager, familiar with working collaboratively with unions to achieve strategic business objectives.

Most importantly you will be proud of your outstanding records of achievement when it comes to regulatory compliance, sustainability, environmental, health and safety and diversity.   It goes without saying that you will be financially astute and commercially aware, experienced in P & L management in a FMCG environment where stringent cost control and margin protection is paramount.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    Must be University degree educated in Engineering or Science or Business. Must understand engineering and business principles. Masters/ MBA highly advantageous.
•    Technical and regulatory knowledge of FMCG production and packaging processes for food, liquids, drinks and associated raw materials. 
•    This experience must have been gained with a FMCG multinational market leading food or drinks brand environment.
•    In-depth knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods within automated FMCG Food, Drinks and related packaging operations will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
•    Consistent global FMCG Food or Drinks multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production or Plant or Site Manager/Head.  Experience in multiple countries or different locations in country as Manager would be highly advantageous.
•    Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
•    Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
•    Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion including SMED, TPM, Six Sigma with track record of excellent team development and engagement.
•    Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
•    Led & achieved results in multi or single site/production operational roles, managing cross functionally.
•    Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level in a unionised environment
•    Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
•    Excellent experience of $multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
•    PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
•    Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.


To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX498629 to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

LX498629b
CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – FMCG FOOD & DRINKS BOTTLING & CANNING OPERATIONS

“Amazing career development opportunity for Master’s degree educated, ambitious, high potential Engineering professional with a track record of leading high performing, blue chip global brand multinational FMCG Food or Drinks Production & Packaging operations.”


CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Location: Ontario, Canada – Relocation Assistance offered to Canadian Citizens Only

 

Our client is a global FMCG brand multinational with a heritage spanning two centuries.  As a result of promotion, it is now seeking to appoint a Head of Production for its flagship production facility in Canada.


Our client is seeking a Master’s degree educated Engineering professional for the role of Head of Production at this long established and successful plant.  The facility produces, bottles and cans, market leading FMCG brand products, sold throughout the world.  


The Role:
This is a key senior leadership appointment and you will be joining a high calibre, cross functional executive team including logistics.  You will be stepping into big shoes; therefore, this is not a role for the faint hearted. You will set the strategic direction and delivery plan for production to continue to achieve competitive advantage and to retain the site’s benchmark flagship status.    You will be picking up the reins of an already high performing plant so your role will be to continuously improve and enhance the operation ensuring best in class customer service, quality, delivery, product, safety and environmental health and safety.  

A diplomat and strategic thinker you will challenge existing norms, confidently lead change initiatives and successfully deliver projects relating to production, processes and workforce initiatives, on time and within budget.  

Our client is regarded as an Employer of Choice, so you will bring a track record of visionary, inspirational and strategic leadership and demonstrable experience of engaging, motivating, coaching and developing both experienced and new colleagues, taking them with you on the next stage of our client’s already impressive journey as market leaders.  This will entail further development of organisational and people capabilities in order to maximise business results and ensure future succession planning.
Your career history to date will be characterised by consistent and progressive career development from a solid engineering foundation, through to operational and strategic leadership positions within FMCG production and manufacturing and packaging operations.  Deploying lean, Six Sigma, SMED, TPM and CI within world class operations will be second nature to you.  

The site employs up to 400 people and you will be an experienced employee relations manager, familiar with working collaboratively with unions to achieve strategic business objectives.

Most importantly you will be proud of your outstanding records of achievement when it comes to regulatory compliance, sustainability, environmental, health and safety and diversity.   It goes without saying that you will be financially astute and commercially aware, experienced in P & L management in a FMCG environment where stringent cost control and margin protection is paramount.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    Must be University degree educated in Engineering or Science or Business. Must understand engineering and business principles. Masters/ MBA highly advantageous.
•    Technical and regulatory knowledge of FMCG production and packaging processes for food, liquids, drinks and associated raw materials. 
•    This experience must have been gained with a FMCG multinational market leading food or drinks brand environment.
•    In-depth knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods within automated FMCG Food, Drinks and related packaging operations will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
•    Consistent global FMCG Food or Drinks multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production or Plant or Site Manager/Head.  Experience in multiple countries or different locations in country as Manager would be highly advantageous.
•    Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
•    Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
•    Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion including SMED, TPM, Six Sigma with track record of excellent team development and engagement.
•    Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
•    Led & achieved results in multi or single site/production operational roles, managing cross functionally.
•    Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level in a unionised environment
•    Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
•    Excellent experience of $multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
•    PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
•    Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.


To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX498629 to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

Copy of LX498629
CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – FMCG FOOD & DRINKS BOTTLING & CANNING OPERATIONS

“Amazing career development opportunity for Master’s degree educated, ambitious, high potential Engineering professional with a track record of leading high performing, blue chip global brand multinational FMCG Food or Drinks Production & Packaging operations.”


CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Location: Ontario, Canada – Relocation Assistance offered to Canadian Citizens Only

 

Our client is a global FMCG brand multinational with a heritage spanning two centuries.  As a result of promotion, it is now seeking to appoint a Head of Production for its flagship production facility in Canada.


Our client is seeking a Master’s degree educated Engineering professional for the role of Head of Production at this long established and successful plant.  The facility produces, bottles and cans, market leading FMCG brand products, sold throughout the world.  


The Role:
This is a key senior leadership appointment and you will be joining a high calibre, cross functional executive team including logistics.  You will be stepping into big shoes; therefore, this is not a role for the faint hearted. You will set the strategic direction and delivery plan for production to continue to achieve competitive advantage and to retain the site’s benchmark flagship status.    You will be picking up the reins of an already high performing plant so your role will be to continuously improve and enhance the operation ensuring best in class customer service, quality, delivery, product, safety and environmental health and safety.  

A diplomat and strategic thinker you will challenge existing norms, confidently lead change initiatives and successfully deliver projects relating to production, processes and workforce initiatives, on time and within budget.  

Our client is regarded as an Employer of Choice, so you will bring a track record of visionary, inspirational and strategic leadership and demonstrable experience of engaging, motivating, coaching and developing both experienced and new colleagues, taking them with you on the next stage of our client’s already impressive journey as market leaders.  This will entail further development of organisational and people capabilities in order to maximise business results and ensure future succession planning.
Your career history to date will be characterised by consistent and progressive career development from a solid engineering foundation, through to operational and strategic leadership positions within FMCG production and manufacturing and packaging operations.  Deploying lean, Six Sigma, SMED, TPM and CI within world class operations will be second nature to you.  

The site employs up to 400 people and you will be an experienced employee relations manager, familiar with working collaboratively with unions to achieve strategic business objectives.

Most importantly you will be proud of your outstanding records of achievement when it comes to regulatory compliance, sustainability, environmental, health and safety and diversity.   It goes without saying that you will be financially astute and commercially aware, experienced in P & L management in a FMCG environment where stringent cost control and margin protection is paramount.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    Must be University degree educated in Engineering or Science or Business. Must understand engineering and business principles. Masters/ MBA highly advantageous.
•    Technical and regulatory knowledge of FMCG production and packaging processes for food, liquids, drinks and associated raw materials. 
•    This experience must have been gained with a FMCG multinational market leading food or drinks brand environment.
•    In-depth knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods within automated FMCG Food, Drinks and related packaging operations will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
•    Consistent global FMCG Food or Drinks multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production or Plant or Site Manager/Head.  Experience in multiple countries or different locations in country as Manager would be highly advantageous.
•    Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
•    Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
•    Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion including SMED, TPM, Six Sigma with track record of excellent team development and engagement.
•    Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
•    Led & achieved results in multi or single site/production operational roles, managing cross functionally.
•    Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level in a unionised environment
•    Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
•    Excellent experience of $multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
•    PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
•    Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.


To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX498629 to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

LX498629
CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – FMCG FOOD & DRINKS BOTTLING & CANNING OPERATIONS

“Amazing career development opportunity for Master’s degree educated, ambitious, high potential Engineering professional with a track record of leading high performing, blue chip global brand multinational FMCG Food or Drinks Production & Packaging operations.”


CAN $ 130-140,000 + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Location: Ontario, Canada – Relocation Assistance offered to Canadian Citizens Only

 

Our client is a global FMCG brand multinational with a heritage spanning two centuries.  As a result of promotion, it is now seeking to appoint a Head of Production for its flagship production facility in Canada.


Our client is seeking a Master’s degree educated Engineering professional for the role of Head of Production at this long established and successful plant.  The facility produces, bottles and cans, market leading FMCG brand products, sold throughout the world.  


The Role:
This is a key senior leadership appointment and you will be joining a high calibre, cross functional executive team including logistics.  You will be stepping into big shoes; therefore, this is not a role for the faint hearted. You will set the strategic direction and delivery plan for production to continue to achieve competitive advantage and to retain the site’s benchmark flagship status.    You will be picking up the reins of an already high performing plant so your role will be to continuously improve and enhance the operation ensuring best in class customer service, quality, delivery, product, safety and environmental health and safety.  

A diplomat and strategic thinker you will challenge existing norms, confidently lead change initiatives and successfully deliver projects relating to production, processes and workforce initiatives, on time and within budget.  

Our client is regarded as an Employer of Choice, so you will bring a track record of visionary, inspirational and strategic leadership and demonstrable experience of engaging, motivating, coaching and developing both experienced and new colleagues, taking them with you on the next stage of our client’s already impressive journey as market leaders.  This will entail further development of organisational and people capabilities in order to maximise business results and ensure future succession planning.
Your career history to date will be characterised by consistent and progressive career development from a solid engineering foundation, through to operational and strategic leadership positions within FMCG production and manufacturing and packaging operations.  Deploying lean, Six Sigma, SMED, TPM and CI within world class operations will be second nature to you.  

The site employs up to 400 people and you will be an experienced employee relations manager, familiar with working collaboratively with unions to achieve strategic business objectives.

Most importantly you will be proud of your outstanding records of achievement when it comes to regulatory compliance, sustainability, environmental, health and safety and diversity.   It goes without saying that you will be financially astute and commercially aware, experienced in P & L management in a FMCG environment where stringent cost control and margin protection is paramount.


The Ideal Candidate:
•    Must be University degree educated in Engineering or Science or Business. Must understand engineering and business principles. Masters/ MBA highly advantageous.
•    Technical and regulatory knowledge of FMCG production and packaging processes for food, liquids, drinks and associated raw materials. 
•    This experience must have been gained with a FMCG multinational market leading food or drinks brand environment.
•    In-depth knowledge of modern maintenance technology and methods within automated FMCG Food, Drinks and related packaging operations will be integral to success and credibility in this role. 
•    Consistent global FMCG Food or Drinks multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Production or Plant or Site Manager/Head.  Experience in multiple countries or different locations in country as Manager would be highly advantageous.
•    Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best in class OEE and safety standards.
•    Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management is key.
•    Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion including SMED, TPM, Six Sigma with track record of excellent team development and engagement.
•    Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organization.
•    Led & achieved results in multi or single site/production operational roles, managing cross functionally.
•    Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level in a unionised environment
•    Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration and problem solving.
•    Excellent experience of $multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.
•    PC Literate. Particularly strong Excel skills.
•    Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever.


To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX498629 to applications@martinveasey.com Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

LX482799e
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX482799f
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX482799d
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX482799c
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX482799a
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX482799b
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – GROCERY RETAIL LOGISTICS OPERATIONS

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: Thailand     Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is one of the world’s most successful third party logistics service providers with an impressive portfolio of blue chip multinational accounts across a range of industry sectors. 

This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of multi –site logistics operations for one of Thailand’s largest grocery retailers.

As an experienced Grocery Logistics Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager/Operations Director, ideally with both 3PL and in-house experience, you will work closely with the client and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, semi-automated DC’s in the Bangkok area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also be responsible for delivering an operational excellence programme across the account.   You will also continue to engage and develop an excellent commercial key account focused, client relationship at VP level.  The focus will be on the further development and growth of the business, against a stringent SLA and challenging KPI’s.  You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing country operation.

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 food/grocery retailer.  This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational role, running either one or several large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDCs or RDCs employing at least 900-1000 + staff, as a DC GM/Regional Manager or Director.  

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 experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, large retail FMCG operations. You will possess a track record of operational excellence focused on large multi-site manual and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations utilising lean CI. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP level in a developing international market. 

The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. 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 a high potential talent.   

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, but not a prerequisite, however you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and 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.  In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development.   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 482799 for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 00 44 (0) 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com