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Martin Veasey Talent Solutions has a strong background in international recruitment, with around 50% of our recruitment activity from within Europe and overseas. 

The majority of our clients are blue multinationals looking to enter in to new growth markets or to expand existing operations. We have a track record of successfully appointing both on an expatriate basis and also of recruiting in country nationals.

We have worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading organisations recruiting for positions on every continent in a wide range of disciplines. If you are looking for long term career development in a world class arena then we really should be talking. 

Martin Veasey Talent Solutions offers UK & International Executive Recruitment Services within the following functional business sectors:     

Specialising in middle to senior management appointments, Martin Veasey Talent Solutions works with high calibre candidates from the UK as well as worldwide, for an international client portfolio, in a variety of disciplines, from key management, functional, technical or specialist roles to Board level directors. Typical salaries range from £50-150,000.

Why partner with us for your international career move?

  • Our client landscape comprises two very important parties – clients and candidates.  For the recruitment process to be successful we need to work collaboratively with you both.  Honesty and transparency are critical.
  • High calibre individuals like you deserve a proactive, experienced and knowledgeable recruitment partner to help you achieve your full potential.
  • We pride ourselves on our integrity and through approach to evaluating your skills and experience, ensuring that we only present opportunities to you which will really enhance your career.
  • Our reputation depends upon us listening to our candidates and their career objectives whilst always putting forward the best candidates for the recruitment campaigns that our clients have entrusted us to handle.  
  • When it comes to international roles, working in partnership with our clients, we are highly adept at assisting with the logistics and complexities of an international relocation process.

Local recruitment has included most parts of Europe including Ireland, France, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Poland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium and Russia.  Further afield, we have recruited both locally and internationally in China, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Dubai, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, and Argentina.


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J13637
£Excellent + Bonus + Benefits & Relocation Assistance

INTERNATIONAL/EXPATRIATE ROLE – HEAD OF LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS DESIGN – THIRD PARTY CONTRACT LOGISTICS


“Very innovative Warehouse and Transport Solutions Design specialist with experience of Robotic Process Automation and similar technologies required to lead, coach and develop country solutions design team.”


£Excellent + Bonus + Benefits & Relocation Assistance


South East Asia – 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, Head of Solutions Design with “hands on” warehouse and transport solutions design experience to lead, coach and develop its country solutions design team.  


We are seeking individuals with experience of various types of warehousing and storage including robotic process automation, automatic storage and retrieval systems, transport network design including fleet design, track and trace and route optimisation.  


The Role:

  • Managing a team of Solutions Managers and Analysts, you will support the country Business Development and Implementation teams in developing innovative, cost effective and profitable logistics 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 Head of Solutions Design your role will be broad - data analyst, strategist, salesperson, key account manager, material handling consultant, warehousing and transport network subject matter expert, supply chain and logistics systems specialist, management accountant, facilitator, leader, mentor, coach and project manager.
  • You will possess extensive warehousing and transport 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 a third-party contract logistics solutions design/projects environment.  
  • We are inviting applications from either highly accomplished 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 transport planning, supply chain optimisation 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.  
  • 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 of visiting South East Asia on business or vacation.


Please note: This is an expatriate career development role on a permanent local contract and therefore you will be required to relocate to a country in South East Asia (shortlisted candidates will be advised of the precise location at the outset of the recruitment process) 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.
 

J13631a
€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile

SENIOR BUYER/TEAMLEITER (m/w/d) EINKAUF – EINKAUFSTEAM FÜR TECHNOLOGIE- UND KAPITALPROJEKTE


„Beteiligen Sie sich an der kontinuierlichen Verbesserung – eine spannende Position für einen erfahrenen Senior Buyer (m/w/d) mit Hochschulabschluss und fließenden Deutschkenntnissen wartet auf Sie– Führung des Einkaufsteams für Technologie- und Kapitalprojekte für ein globales Energieunternehmen“


€ Sehr attraktiv + Ausgezeichnete Vorteile


Nordrhein-Westfalen – Unterstützung beim Umzug

Unser Kunde ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Sektor Energie, Strom- und Wärmeerzeugung.  


Im Rahmen einer strategischen Umgestaltung der Beschaffungsfunktion über seine globalen Betriebseinheiten hinweg sucht unser Kunde einen innovativen und kreativen Senior Buyer/Einkaufsteamleiter (m/w/d), um in Deutschland Category-Management-Lösungen bereichsübergreifend umzusetzen. Sie leiten ein Einkaufsteam und sind für indirekte Ausgaben, Projekte im Bereich Ingenieurswesen und Finanzierung zuständig.  

Wir suchen nach hoch motivierten Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, die auf Veränderungen ausgerichtet sind und die dazu beitragen, die Beschaffungskapazität unseres Kunden maßgeblich auszubauen. Es erwartet Sie die volle Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung Ihrer strategischen Pläne in einem anspruchsvollen Unternehmen, das sich durch das unablässige Streben nach Exzellenz auszeichnet und bei der Bereitstellung von sicheren, nachhaltigen Dienstleistungen für seine Kunden keine Kompromisse eingeht. Die Verbesserung der Flexibilität der Leistungseinheit „Procurement“ und des Unternehmens insgesamt innerhalb eines stark reglementierten Umfelds ist eine äußerst attraktive Herausforderung.

Sie haben ein Geschick für kulturübergreifende Zusammenarbeit und können wesentliche Veränderungen in einem reglementierten Umfeld bewirken. Auf die Erreichung dieser teilweise miteinander konkurrierenden Ziele hinzuarbeiten und gleichzeitig einen Mehrwert für den Kunden zu generieren, schafft ein anregendes und herausforderndes Umfeld, das Sie jeden Tag aufs Neue auf die Probe stellt. 

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Die Vision ist es, ein globales Beschaffungsteam einzurichten, dessen Mitglieder von betrieblichen und funktionalen Business Partnern als vertrauensvolle Berater wertgeschätzt werden. Dieses Team setzt kommerzielle und Supply-Chain-Lösungen um und regt so zu einem Umdenken an und treibt betriebsinternen Wandel voran. 

In Deutschland beinhaltet das:

  • Bereitstellung neuer strategischer Optionen; 
  • Anpassen der Verhaltensweisen von Lieferpartnern und Leistungserwartungen; 
  • Schaffen geeigneter Beziehungen und Neudefinieren der Erwartungen an die Lieferantenbeziehungen mit den Unternehmen.   

 

  • Ihre Fähigkeit, die diesbezüglichen Category-Strategien umzusetzen, ist ausschlaggebend für die Rolle des Senior Buyer und Teamleiters in Deutschland. 
  • Sie übernehmen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Zusammenstellung eines lokalen Beschaffungsteams und dessen Realisierung der Beschaffungsvision. In Ihrer Rolle prägen Sie die Beziehung zwischen dem Einkauf und prominenten Business Leadern vor Ort, unter anderem dem Anlagenmanagement und den Finanzen, und gewährleisten, dass Einkaufs- und Betriebsziele aufeinander abgestimmt sind. 
  • Abgesehen vom Management eines Ausgabenbereichs sind Sie für die tägliche Führung eines Teams zuständig, dessen Aufgaben die strategische Beschaffung und Category-Planung bis hin zur P2P-Umsetzung abdecken. 
  • Sie vertreten den Geschäftsbereich Deutschland bei globalen Category-Management-Aktivitäten und beim Team für das globale Beschaffungswesen. 
  • Sie leiten den Ausbau globaler Kapazitäten und neuer Kapazitäten für unsere Funktion. Dies ist eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit für einen neuen Manager am Ausbau von Führungskompetenzen sowie der eigenen Beschaffungs- und Category-Management-Kompetenzen in einer globalen Matrixorganisation zu arbeiten. 
  • Sie leiten das Einkaufsteam erfolgreich zur Zufriedenheit der Business Partner im Betrieb in Deutschland und zur Verbesserung des Tagesgeschäfts als Erfolgsfaktor. 

Ihr Profil:

  • Sie verfügen über ein abgeschlossenes Studium im Bereich Maschinenbau oder Naturwissenschaften oder einem vergleichbaren Fach sowie einen Abschluss auf Masterstufe im Beschaffungswesen und/oder einen abgeschlossenen Masterstudiengang.  
  • Mindestens 5-7 Jahre Fast-Track-Berufserfahrung als Senior Buyer, Category Manager oder im Beschaffungsmanagement mit Schwerpunkt indirekte Kategorien und Engineering.
  • Mindestens 18 Monate Führungserfahrung im Bereich Beschaffung zwecks Leitung eines Teams erfahrener Einkäufer.
  • Erfahrung in bereichsübergreifender Zusammenarbeit in einer globalen multinationalen Matrixorganisation. Dies umfasst beispielsweise die Sektoren Öl und Gas, Energie, Hilfsstoffe, Bergbau und Förderung von Mineralien oder die kapitalintensive industrielle Fertigung von Stahl oder Baumaterialien. Erfahrung in den Sektoren FMCG oder Pharmazeutik wird ebenso berücksichtigt, wenn der Schwerpunkt auf der indirekten Beschaffung, Projekten im Ingenieurswesen oder der Finanzierung lag. 
  • Sie setzen sich engagiert für einen Wandel ein und haben während Ihrer bisherigen beruflichen Laufbahn gezeigt, dass Sie bereichsübergreifende Teams mit Mitarbeitenden aus den Bereichen globale/europaweite Beschaffung, Technologie und Projektmanagement geschickt und zielsicher einsetzen können.
  • Die Vorbereitung, Präsentation und Begründung von Geschäftsszenarien für die obere Führungsebene nehmen Sie souverän und kompetent in die Hand.
  • Sie besitzen einen erstklassigen Leistungsausweis was den Aufbau erfolgreicher interner und externer Geschäftsbeziehungen angeht und tragen so zur Sicherung der Position unseres Kunden als weltweit führende Organisation im Bereich Beschaffungswesen bei.
  • Sie bringen Erfahrung im Bereich von Beschaffungssystemen und  technologien mit sowie die Fähigkeit, betriebliche Maßnahmen zu verankern, die sicherstellen, dass Verträge zum Erfolg führen. 
  • Sie verfügen über vertiefte Erfahrung im Einkauf und in den Bereichen Projektmanagement, Lieferantenbereitschaft und Management der Lieferantenbasis sowie über Verhandlungsgeschick im Tagesgeschäft.
  • Ihre Führungskompetenz in einer multinationalen Matrixorganisation, die Zusammenarbeit im Team und Ihr ergebnisorientiertes Einbeziehen Anderer haben sich bewährt.
  • Eine ausgeprägte Affinität für kaufmännische Belange und die strategische Beschaffung sowie ausgezeichnete Projektmanagementfähigkeiten und Verhandlungsgeschick in der Fertigungsindustrie zeichnen Sie aus.
  • Sie übernehmen gerne Verantwortung, stellen sich Herausforderungen und treffen Entscheidungen.
  • Sie bringen Eigeninitiative und Teamgeist mit und blühen in einem reglementierten Umfeld auf.
  • Sie schaffen ein positives Arbeitsumfeld, indem Sie Ihre funktionale/technische Expertise und Erfahrung zeigen und an Mitarbeitende weitergeben.
  • Sie haben eine ausgeprägte Kommunikationskompetenz in Wort und Schrift und legen Wert auf zwischenmenschliche Kontakte, die Darstellung der Gruppe und Teammoderation.
  • Fließendes Geschäftsenglisch in Wort und Schrift und Deutsch (Muttersprache) runden Ihr Profil ab.

Im Gegenzug dafür bietet unser Kunde äußerst attraktive Gehaltsaussichten und ein erstklassiges Leistungspaket sowie die Möglichkeit, Ihre Karriere innerhalb eines marktführenden Unternehmens voranzutreiben. Die Vorstellungsgespräche finden in Deutschland statt.


Bewerben Sie sich ab sofort mit Ihrem Lebenslauf unter Angabe der Kennnummer J13631 bei applications@martinveasey.com  Tel.: 0044 1905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com


PLEASE CAN YOU SEND US YOUR CV IN BOTH GERMAN AND ENGLISH.
 

J13631
C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits

SENIOR BUYER/PURCHASING TEAM LEADER- ENGINEERING & CAPITAL PROJECTS BUYING TEAM


“Exciting continuous improvement role for fluent German Speaking, Degree educated, experienced Senior Buyer to lead Engineering & Capital Projects Buying Team for Global Energy Company”


C€Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits


North Rhine-Westphalia – Relocation Assistance available

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.  
As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its German team with the appointment of an innovative and creative Senior Buyer and Purchasing Team Leader for its indirect, engineering and capital projects buying team.  

This is a key appointment at Country level and you will be based at a large processing plant working closely with senior cross functional stakeholders at executive leader level including Plant Manager and Finance Manager.  

In addition, you will also work closely with centralised global category management, project procurement and P2P functions across Europe.  The ideal candidate will possess a track record as a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Purchasing Manager specialising in indirect and engineering categories.   Experience of managing a team of Buyers will be essential for success in this role.  

Experience will ideally have been gained within a best in class global multinational, matrix organisation.  Experience of SAP would be advantageous.

The Role:

  • Lead, manage, motivate, coach, develop and empower a team of three Buyers specialising in indirect and engineering based categories.
  • Plan, organise, lead and control the work of the German purchasing team to ensure that objectives are achieved and services are delivered to the customers/stakeholders.
  • Contribute to purchasing strategy for engineering and capital projects
  • Work closely with business leaders to position the business for future growth
  • Leverage expertise and know how to improve purchasing’s critical processes
  • Define and implement procurement and supply chain procedures and policies in line with group and category strategies
  • Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk. 
  • Management of purchasing, tactical buying, sourcing and supplier management activities to achieve cost efficient, accurate and on time purchases, including compliance to corporate purchasing policies
  • Improve value adding capabilities of the indirect and engineering procurement function through best practice, cost savings, cost avoidance and spend control
  • Identify, drive, implement and sustain indirect and engineering procurement focused process improvements and cost efficiency
  • Actively seek improvements in supply chain activities and performance, primarily through coordination and collaboration with Supply Chain and Category Management team
  • Develop reports enabling tracking of Supply Chain performance against KPI's
  • Negotiate and implement supplier SLA's to meet business requirements
  • Establish, implement and manage system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance
  • Manage supplier audits from an operational capability standpoint
  • Lead the purchasing team to deliver business reviews with key suppliers
  • Lead the purchasing team to manage supplier accreditation activities, customer supplier support and issue resolution related to requisitions, purchase orders and goods receipts


The Ideal Candidate:

  • University Degree educated in Engineering or Science or similar plus Post Graduate level qualification in Procurement and/or Master’s Degree.  
  • At least 5-7 years consistent, fast track career development within a Senior Buyer, Category Manager or Procurement Management roles focused on indirect and engineering categories.
  • At least 18 months leadership experience within procurement in order to manage an experienced team of buyers.
  • Experience of working cross functionally within a global multinational matrix environment. This could include oil and gas, energy, utilities, mining and minerals exploration, or capital-intensive industrial manufacturing sectors such as steel or construction materials.  FMCG or pharmaceutical sector experience will also be considered if the focus is on indirect, engineering or capital projects focused procurement. 
  • You be highly motivated to deliver change and transformation and your career to date will be characterised by your ability to engage cross functional teams and global/pan European procurement, engineering and project management colleagues to achieve this.
  • You will be confident and experienced in preparing, presenting and justifying business cases to senior executive level.
  • Track record of building successful relationships internally and externally to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly. 
  • Strong purchasing background with proven experience in the areas of project management, supplier readiness and day to day supply base management and demonstrated negotiations capability
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a multinational matrix organisation, work collaboratively with colleagues, and get results through others
  • Excellent skills and experience in purchasing operations and strategic sourcing with ability to demonstrate strong project management and negotiation skills in a manufacturing environment
  • Must welcome responsibility, challenge and decision making 
  • Self starter and a team player who will thrive in a regulated environment
  • Creates a positive working environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical expertise/knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, emphasising interpersonal, group presentation and team facilitation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written Business English and (native) German language

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.   Interviews will be held in Germany.
 

J13622
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

HEAD OF TRANSPORT PLANNING – PARAGON SPECIALIST


“Excellent opportunity for experienced and graduate calibre transport network planning & Paragon transport systems specialist to lead brand new transport management centre”


£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits


South East Asia 


Our client is global market leader.  As part of an Asia Pac transformation programme to improve and drive transport network synergies, centralised planning, visibility and control, our client is seeking a Head of Transport Planning who is also a very experienced Paragon transport planning systems specialist.


As Head of Transport Planning you will lead and manage a new centralised Transport Planning Management Centre, planning our client’s very large-scale, 1500 vehicle + fleet. This will include planning inhouse full load networks, LCL networks and scheduling of a large pool of national sub-contractor transport partners. This is expected to grow further as part of an ambitious strategic plan. You and your team will support multiple sites and operations serving customers nationally. You will lead a team of Planning Managers and Planners.  


The ideal applicant will be of graduate calibre, in logistics, engineering or business and a strategic thinker with excellent change programme management experience. Your career history will be characterised by fast track career progression and demonstrable achievements in transport planning excellence.  Most importantly, you will possess in-depth and consistent experience of large-scale in house and sub contract fleet planning and management across multiple locations, gained within a multinational high velocity Retail or FMCG or third-party logistics environment.


This is high profile and senior customer facing role and you will play a key role in understanding and fulfilling customer transport network requirements.  You will be diplomatic and confident with the experience and credibility to successfully question and extract information and constructively challenge your internal and external stakeholders and your operational colleagues.


You will be logical and data driven in understanding problems and developing practical solutions.  This will include setting KPI’s, targets and goals for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.  You will also drive and control the effective use of resources in order to stay within budget. 


You will ensure statutory and legal compliance developing a culture focused on safety, quality, service excellence, integrity and cost consciousness.  


The Role:

  • Leading the Planning Team at a new Transport Management Center.
  • Using Paragon Software, you will plan and design optimised schedules creating the greatest value for our client and its customers. 
  • Interpret data, understand complex demand planning and create optimal transport solutions across multiple customers, business divisions and operational locations.
  • Create meaningful business intelligence reports for Transport Directors and create continual improvement solutions.
  • Developing strategies and use state of the art systems to optimize fleet and create innovative transport solutions for multiple business sector. 
  • Manage planning, solutions, costs and reporting. Create planning schedules that achieve contractual service and performance levels and continue to improve transport models to beat the budgets and develop innovation.
  • Deliver operational strategies using Paragon transport planning software.
  • Reviews and updates KPIs, targets, and goals within Paragon for monitoring and evaluating operations and cost effectiveness.
  • Develop Paragon transport software Super Users and upskilling the planning team.
  • Understand and drive optimal solutions within transport national planning execution.
  • Deliver continuous and unrelenting drive for improvement within our client’s transport and distribution operations. Including logical roll out strategies to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Communicate effectively and constructively and diplomatically challenges and addresses site operational issues or people orientated issues in an open and collaborative manner.
  • Lead from the front with an open and approachable “hands on” coaching and mentoring management style, which encourages empowerment and accountability and engenders enthusiasm and respect.
  • Accountable to Board level for the delivery of operational and financial results

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in logistics or business or engineering or science.  A Master’s Degree in logistics and supply chain or transport planning would be highly advantageous.
  • An experienced transport management professional experienced in running large primary and secondary road transport fleets both in house and via third party 3PL and 4PL partnerships.
  • A Paragon transport software specialist.  This is a prerequisite.
  • At least 7-10 years transport operations management and transport network planning experience.
  • Experience of transport network planning, transport control tower concepts, transport operations management and project management.
  • A track record of network development including implementation of centralised planning, transport management systems, network consolidation and integration.
  • Transport operations leadership, customer relationship management, and project management expertise.
  • This experience may predominantly have been gained within 3PL contract logistics focused on both primary and secondary road transport or large retail or other large FMCG or Industrial multinational, multi-site, complex and high velocity transport operations.
  • Highly analytical and data driven with experience of transport management, routing and planning software packages.  An advanced user of Excel.  A project management qualification would be highly advantageous.
  • Fast track career progression to date with the ambitious and desire to progress to Director level within this dynamic growth environment.
     
J13633
£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE – WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS 


“Career development opportunity for Degree/Masters educated Operational Excellence specialist with a track record of lean CI and programme management within multinational warehousing and supply chain operations.”


£Excellent + Blue Chip Benefits


South East Asia 


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 a result of internal promotion, they are seeking a Director of Operational Excellence.  As the Director of Operational Excellence, you will combine strategic insight and execution excellence. You will be responsible for the overall delivery, implementation and maintenance of the operational excellence programme across multiple countries and supply chain (predominantly warehousing) operations.  This will include facilitating the lean, continuous improvement process, training local teams, ensuring the sustainability of local compliance, coaching local Operational Excellence Programme Managers in managing improvement projects and training the local operations and management teams, continuous identification and development of best practice.

Specifically, this will include strategies for lead time reduction, faster time to market, process excellence and product lifecycle management.  Our client’s objective is enhanced service levels and efficiency throughout its supply chains, through best practice sharing and a culture of continuous improvement.  This includes increased transport, warehousing, management and supplier-related efficiency via enhanced traceability systems, optimised costs and inventory levels.  Our client’s aim is to mitigate supply chain risks through high flexibility and adaptability to change and a reduced negative impact on the environment via its sustainability initiatives.


Our client is seeking a university degree/Master’s degree educated Engineering or Logistics professional with a track record of Operational Excellence focused on large, multi-site manual, automated and semi-automated warehousing and logistics operations. This may include end-to-end fulfilment solutions, including order management, inventory planning, order picking and packaging, value-added logistics services such as repair services and spare parts or production or retail or ecommerce logistics. This experience may have been gained either inhouse within a multinational retailer, manufacturer or third-party contract logistics environment.  Candidates must have specifically worked within a lean, continuous improvement and operational excellence function.  Earlier operational leadership and change programme management experience must also be highly evident in your experience.  Multi country, multi-site and multinational experience are prerequisites.


You will work in partnership with highly experienced and skilled warehousing and logistics leadership colleagues to develop just-in-time and scalable solutions that optimise operations and boost productivity. You will apply best practices and management skills to improve business processes – enabling our client’s supply chains to gain a genuine competitive edge in the marketplace.  Through optimising organisational structures, improving critical material and information flows you and your Operational Excellence team will create sustainable value for the future, keeping business processes agile, smart and able to respond quickly to the pace of change.  Accordingly, your track record will include experience of end-to-end supply chain management and lean operational excellence which have driven efficiency and achieved optimum performance.


The Role:

  • Lead the Operations Excellence function across a cluster of countries.
  • Responsible and accountable for delivery of the agreed global agenda and value of Operational Excellence initiatives within the cluster.
  • Ensure that the Operational Excellence agenda is aligned to support the business needs in each country within the cluster.
  • Responsible for the Operational Excellence input to new business tenders and proposals
  • Supports effective start-ups and implementations by providing resources, advice and guidance.
  • Seeks commercial opportunities from promoting Operational Excellence initiatives with customers.
  • Communication responsibility - to business, to customers, to employees.
  • Represent the Operational Excellence agenda as a key member of the cluster senior leadership team.
  • Working closely with senior colleagues in Safety, Quality, Compliance, Sustainability and HR you will be responsible for Operational Excellence across all elements of our client’s operations.
  • Lead the Operational Excellence function by example, supporting the cluster senior leadership and management teams on their journey towards Lean thinking            
  • Fosters a lean thinking, continuous improvement culture and relentlessly seeks opportunities for improvements on all levels within the organisation.            
  • Maintains close relationship with customers from the business development phase through the customer life cycle.
  • Ensures accurate management reporting from operational sites, utilising this management information to make recommendations for continuous improvement and take mitigating action.                            

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree/Master’s degree educated in Engineering, Logistics, Business or similar
  • Track record gained within a global multinational, best in class, matrix corporate environment.
  • Current or very recent experience within an Operational Excellence role in APAC or Europe would be particularly advantageous.
  • Previous experience of operational line management in a supply chain and logistics environment, with a strong emphasis on warehousing, will be essential to success.
  • Industry sector experience could be industrial, automotive, retail, FMCG manufacturing or third-party contract logistics.
  • Must demonstrate excellent and successful change and programme management experience in a culturally diverse and dynamic growth/transformational corporate environment.
  • Solid understanding of the operational excellence function
  • Excellent project and programme management skills ideally with a project management qualification.
  • Strong leadership capability with gravitas.  Capability to deliver a compelling vision and to inspire, motivate, empower and facilitate change through direct and indirect teams. 
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial capability familiar with partnering with commercial/sales teams and working closely with clients from tender to implementation and beyond. 
  • Excellent experience and track record of implementing Lean methodologies and a continuous improvement.  
  • Strong influencing skills and credibility with senior stakeholders, confident strategists, highly adept at presenting compelling business cases for change and improvement to board level.
  • Diplomatic and mature with excellent listening skills, able to quickly assimilate a situation, analyse the data and facts and prepare a compelling plan of action taking account of all opportunities and risks.
  • A fantastic team leader with the ability to work effectively and deliver successfully via direct and indirect teams within the Operational Excellence network within the organisation. 
     
J13618
£50-60000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits including Relocation Assistance

MARINE AGGREGATES SHIP MANAGER/TECHNICAL SUPERINTENDENT

“Career development opportunity for Vessel/Technical Superintendent or similar Marine Engineering Specialist to join UK division of multinational plc within the aggregates and construction materials sector”

£50-60000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits including Relocation Assistance

Sussex

Commutable from Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, West Kent

Our client’s marine division supplies high quality natural sand and gravel aggregates from the seabed off the UK for use in ready mixed and pre-cast concrete, general construction and coastal defence schemes.  Our client is seeking a Vessel or Technical Superintendent with a strong marine engineering background for the role of Marine Aggregates Ship Manager for its UK team. The team comprises a group of specialists in marine and wharf operations, ship engineering and mineral resources, based in West Sussex.  Your objective will be to monitor and deliver vessel performance and all aspects of the technical operation, driving marine and engineering standards onboard your assigned vessels.

Our client operates a fleet of four ships purpose built for aggregate dredging   The ships/dredgers operate round the clock, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, extracting sand and gravel from licensed dredging areas in the North Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel and Irish Sea. 

The ships/dredgers deliver cargoes to landing points close to where the aggregates are used such as wharves with onsite processing plants along the River Thames, along the south coast between Shoreham and Southampton, in South and North Wales and in SW and NW England. Each dredger uses satellite navigation to dredge accurately and precisely locate aggregate reserves on the seabed. 

The Role:

  • Responsible for the safe and economical day to day operation of vessels under your control, ensuring they comply with statutory and class certification.
  • Leadership and management of the on vessel/ship-based team and the office-based team.
  • Accountable for the performance of these vessels against budget. 
  • Provide a high level of technical support and supervision.
  • Responsible for improvement and development of the AMOS marine planned maintenance and purchasing system, improving reliability and achieving world class vessel performance.
  • Responsible for the company’s’ entire fleet spares stock holding, including increasing stock value, depreciation and stock write offs to ensure management of critical spares.
  • Marine aggregates business improvement programmes such as ongoing fleet optimisation including taking accountability for a associated KPI’s  
  • Responsible for upgrades and modifications to vessels to overcome obsolescence and improve vessel performance.  Investigate and assess innovative ways of maximising out turn and improving equipment longevity.
  • Responsible for CAPEX applications for vessel technical requirements from instigation to compliance and completion sign off. CAPEX and OPEX budget performance reporting.
  • Responsible for downtime strategy planning and minimisation in accordance with production demands and for budgetary planning and purchasing control.
  • Preparation of dry-docking and repair specifications.
  • Negotiations with shipyards, dry-docks and suppliers to obtain best value for all requirements. Adjudication of quotes and justification of costs to stake holder management. 
  • Supervision of repairs during alongside repair and dry-dock periods including influencing and monitoring of safety systems in shipyards during repairs to promote safe working practices in accordance with legislation, company procedures and safety culture.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Graduate calibre education level e.g. HNC/HND, Bachelors or Masters in engineering, marine, maritime or nautical or shipping studies or similar.
  • Minimum of an STCW95 III/2 Class 2 Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (or equivalent).
  • A good working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of medium speed diesels and their associated electro-hydraulic systems.
  • A strong engineering background relevant to the Marine Industry, having potentially spent time at sea in a shipboard Managerial Position. 
  • This role would be particularly suited to someone with shore-based experience, or recent Senior Position onboard a vessel looking to take that first step ashore.
  • To be able to diagnose and rectify faults in a wide range of machinery and control systems.
  • Clear, concise communicator with ability to liaise with personnel and outside bodies at all levels.  Effective communication skills, and excellent written and verbal capability.
  • Significant management/leadership skills. Strong organisational, delegation and interpersonal skills. Able to lead both an offshore/on board vessel and on shore team 
  • Able to take command of situations effectively, efficiently and calmly.
  • A proven history managing complex docking projects and electronic planned maintenance systems would be essential together with excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Experience of managing marine dredgers or similar vessels within the aggregates or similar sector would be highly advantageous.
  • This experience may have been gained in the UK or EU or further afield but you will have the right to live and work in UK/EU.
  • Candidates who have worked within the Merchant or Royal Navy or Commercial Port Operations would also be of interest.

Candidates with seagoing experience would be considered favourably, although this is not essential. It is important to have a strong commercial aptitude with a solid knowledge and understanding across all the variables within operations when dealing with vessels.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Technical Superintendent to take the next step in their career. 
This position offers the successful candidate excellent career progress opportunities, the opportunity to work with a leading shipping company and enjoy an attractive package based upon experience which will include an excellent salary and assistance with re-location if needed.
 

J13610
RMB/CNY Excellent Salary to Attract the Best + Bonus + Benefits

CLINICAL TRIALS PROJECT MANAGERS 

“Business English & Chinese Speaker with project management track record in clinical trials research, clinical trials or pharmaceutical manufacturer”

Salary & Benefits:  RMB/CNY Excellent Salary to Attract the Best + Bonus + Benefits
 
China

Our client is the division of a NYSE quoted multinational. A global leader in outsourced pharmaceutical solutions, the company works with major international pharmaceutical/drug manufacturers to provide exceptionally high on-time service levels to stringent regulatory and QA standards. 

Due to dynamic growth, our client is now seeking to appoint two-three experienced Clinical Trials Project Managers. 

The Opportunities:

You will manage and co-ordinate all technical and service aspects of clinical trials projects on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies.  This will range from initial discussions with clients, development of the project specifications, documentation aspects of setting up the project and management of all project related activities through to project/study completion.

You will need to have robust Project Management experience, ideally in Clinical Research, Clinical Trials or the Pharmaceutical sector.  Your focus will be on the projects undertaken for specific clients which may include pharmaceutical manufacturers or CRO’s (Clinical Research Organisations). 

As a Clinical Trials Project Manager, you need to demonstrate past experience of: scheduling workloads; meeting key delivery dates; managing costs and risks; understanding the scope of the project and ensuring change control and change management principles are included, ensure the quality is measured and Key Performance Indicators met or exceeded. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • The Clinical Trials Project Managers will serve as the primary operational interface internally with cross functional departments and externally with clients, with responsibility for the oversight of timelines, milestones, and financials during the project lifecycle
  • The focus will be to manage client expectations effectively and to ensure client projects proceed on time, within budget and with quality, therefore maintaining and enhancing client satisfaction.
  • Manages the project timeline regularly, sharing this information with internal stakeholders and the client as appropriate.
  • Communicates regularly with internal and external team members regarding study status and provides timely notification to all appropriate parties with deviations from timelines and/or deliverables.
  • Actively identifies, manages, and mitigates any project risks, ensuring appropriate input from all stakeholders, maintaining accurate documentation, and communicating to internal and external parties as appropriate.
  • Identifies inefficiencies with current processes and recommends improvements.
  • Supports communication flow in matrix organization to ensure collaboration across project teams for efficient achievement of project goals.
  • Supports Business Development and Sales efforts.
  • Collaborates with Business Development colleagues (and other relationship stakeholders) to highlight areas of client opportunity or relationship concerns.
  • Leads and facilitates customer teleconferences, visits and audits as required, and provides timely provision of customer reports and updates.
  • Provides accurate and timely financial forecasting and reporting.
  • Ensures customer needs are properly translated into quotation, and has responsibility to monitor and amend the quote and budget as required.
  • Manages the delivery of all technical and service aspects of projects and studies for clients.

The Ideal Candidates:

  • Excellent Business English & Fluent Chinese.
  • Educated to Degree level in a science-based subject including biomedical science, medicine or pharmacology.
  • Experience in a Clinical Trials Project Management or Clinical Research Associate role in pharmaceutical or clinical research industry.
  • A thorough understanding of clinical trials Project Management principles, concepts and approaches - a project management qualification would be advantageous.
  • Experience/understanding of the clinical research environment and GCP principles is preferred.
  • Ability and experience of direct project activities and ensuring customer satisfaction while understanding and adhering to the project budget.
  • Excellent Communication & Influencing.
  • Excellent in Planning & Organising.
  • Able to portray a professional appearance and presentation to customers.
  • Able to communicate and deal effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • A team-oriented person with a “can do” attitude.
  • Problem resolution skills; ability to analyse and solve a range of simple and complex problems.
  • Experience of working with a matrix environment.
  • Financial acumen.

An excellent opportunity to progress your career into Project Management based on the experience you have within clinical research or clinical trials supply.  This role may suit an ambitious Clinical Trials Project Manager or a Clinical Trials Administrator, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Project Co-ordinator, Clinical Trials Data Co-ordinator, Packaging Technologist, Pharma Supply Chain Specialist, Drug Safety Officer or Regulatory Affairs Officer.
To apply, without delay and in confidence please email your CV for the attention of Roheela Khan to applications@martinveasey.com quoting reference J13610.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD IN SHANGHAI 


 

J13604
Very Competitive + Blue Chip Benefits

HEAD OF CLIENT SERVICES  & PROJECT MANAGEMENT– CLINICAL TRIALS 
  
"Experienced Clinical Trials Project Manager/Client Services Manager required to lead both clinical trials project teams and key account growth through excellent relationship management" 
  
Salary: Very Competitive + Blue Chip Benefits 
  
Suzhou, Jiangsu China 
  
Our client is a global leader in outsourced pharmaceutical clinical trials project management working with major international drug manufacturers to provide exceptionally high on-time service levels to stringent regulatory and QA standards. 
  
The Role: 
  
As Head of Client Services & Project Management you will manage the clinical trials logistics operations and clinical trials project management team. You will also play a critical role in assisting our client’s Chinese operation to achieve customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives. Specifically, you will work closely with Business Development colleagues to generate additional growth and interest by leveraging opportunities from existing pharmaceutical clinical trials clients, generating local opportunities in China, qualifying prospects and opportunities. 


As Head of Client Services & Project Management you will supervise and coordinate the Chinese facility’s clinical trails logistics operations and clinical trials project management ensuring the timely delivery of client clinical trials projects; control of all processes related to logistics operations in line with Good Manufacturing, Storage and Distribution Practices at internal and external level as well as implementation of processes to support productivity enhancements. You will also generate metrics, control and optimization of processes, evaluation of service capacities and response time to reduce operating process deviations. You will lead a team of clinical trials project managers. Therefore, you will be a strong leader of people familiar with managing change in a dynamic environment. A key part of the role will be to instill a proactive rather than reactive approach to clinical trials project management. You will be highly engaging, motivational, visionary and supportive as the team and the Chinese operation goes through a major change in approach. 
  
You will also proactively manage client relationships ensuring appropriate communication, business engagement, implementation and service delivery to enable retention, growth and long term mutual business partnerships.   To succeed in this role, you must have a clinical trials project, process and quality management background combined with a strong network of contacts and clients within the pharmaceutical clinical trials sector in China/Latin America. 
  
You will be highly consultative, with excellent listening and client services/key account management experience within the clinical trials project management arena. You will have a track record of nurturing clients and a high focus on face to face relationship management. The focus will be on an excellent customer experience. You will work closely with local and global colleagues in client services, business development and logistics/supply chain operations to optimize and synergise opportunities emanating from the Chinese marketplace. 
  
  
The Ideal Person 
  

  • You must currently reside in China. However, you must be fluent in both English and Chinese. 
  • You must be educated to degree level in a science, biomedical, pharmaceutical, medical, health related or similar subject. 
  • You will have an in depth understanding of the pharmaceutical clinical trials market sector. We are not seeking candidates from any other sectors as you will need to present evidence of your clinical trials network of client contacts. 
  • Experience in clinical trials project and client services delivery management. A formal qualification or certification in Project Management, combined with clinical trials sector experience would be highly desirable. 
  • Strong people management and leadership experience. Ideally at least 5-7 years of supporting and then at least 2 years leading a clinical trials project management team. Proven experience working with direct management of teams.   
  • A change manager familiar with developing a highly responsive and proactive rather than reactive clinical trials project management team focused on excellent customer service and customer experience. 
  • Knowledge of rules related to pharmaceutical GMP, GDP, biosafety, local regulation and SOP. 
  • A confident personality, familiar and very comfortable working face to face with large pharmaceutical clients in relation to clinical trials projects. 
  • A significant network of pharmaceutical clients within the clinical trials project management arena. 
  • Highly motivated to achieve key account growth through leveraging existing relationships, identifying and qualifying opportunities, working closely with business development and marketing colleagues to achieve country revenue and growth targets. 
  • Requires demonstration of good professional judgment when working with clients, excellent organizational, planning, verbal, written and numerical skills with the ability to analyze and define solutions and manage multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines. 
  • Requires strong and effective communication with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of pharmaceutical client managers and directors in relation to clinical trials projects. 
  • Requires strong customer management skills; proactively anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. 
  • Requires experience with detail execution, managing multiple tasks and meeting strict deadlines. 
  • Experience in pharmaceutical clinical trials quality, logistic and storage activities. 
  • Strong capability in preparing reports using Excel; knowledge of Windows, and Microsoft Word as well as the understanding and competent use of SOPs required by pharmaceutical clinical trials quality standards. 
  • Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to include excellent relationship building.
     
J13486
£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Distribution Centre General Manager (DC Development & Optimisation) 

“3PL Food Retail Logistics DC.  A fantastic opportunity for a high potential graduate with excellent UK food retail DC operations management expertise to lead DC development and optimisation.”

£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Actual Job Location: Thailand    

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 a DC for one of Thailand’s high end grocery retailers.  As an experienced Distribution Centre Operations/General Manager, working closely with the client, you will project lead the further development and optimisation of a large scale retail DC handling both food and non-food.  You will focus on implementation and performance enhancement and the day to day running of the DC a General Manager.  You will be responsible for strategic growth, development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations for this contract and operation.   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 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 operational role, running a large scale multi temperature FMCG retail NDC or RDC employing 200-300 + staff as a DC GM.   

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 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 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.
 

J13481
C£Very Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

TRANSPORT GENERAL MANAGER - THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS


“3PL Food Retail Logistics operation.  A fantastic opportunity for a high potential graduate with excellent UK chilled/frozen food retail primary and secondary transport operations management expertise to lead very large national fleet and drive team.”

C£Very Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Actual Job Location: Thailand    

Our client is a highly 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 managing a very large primary and predominantly secondary multi drop, retail/FMCG transport operation.  As an experienced Transport Operations Manager/General Manager you will have responsibility for the national fleet which serves 400 plus stores on a 6 day per week 24-hour operation.  This is a demanding role in a rapidly developing country, where infrastructure development is also trying to keep pace with consumer demand.  You will lead a mix of in house and subcontractor drivers and traffic office personnel to ensure optimal route planning, on time deliveries, backhaul, trunk and staff deployments are operating effectively, safely and in a customer focused and cost efficient and legal manner.  You will regularly audit the transport operations including satellite depots to ensure loss prevention, compliance with company policies and legal requirements for a safe transport operation. You will also focus on developing your team, instilling a continuous improvement approach, an empowered and devolved decision-making ethos within the realms of the Thai cultural environment, whilst also supporting the team, providing leadership and vision and communicating and implementing change.


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 with the emphasis on transport (including acquisition of a CPC) interspersed with project work culminating in your current or most recent transport operational role, running a large scale multi temperature FMCG retail transport operation employing 200-300 plus drivers.

Your 3PL experience will have included extensive contract account management and client stakeholder engagement.  You may already have been involved in network optimisation programmes, driver training and other leading edge transport development initiatives focused on delivering cost savings and efficiencies whilst achieving excellent health and safety and environmental targets within a lean, continuous improvement culture.  
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 “hands on” in style, 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.  


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/highly successful.    
From an operational perspective you must be adept at running a retail 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 £40-60 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 driver 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 as 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.
 

J13565
JPY Excellent Salary to Attract the Best + Bonus + Benefits

CLINICAL TRIALS PROJECT MANAGERS 


“Fluent English & Japanese Speaker with project management track record in clinical trials research, clinical trials or pharmaceutical manufacturer”

Salary & Benefits:  JPY Excellent Salary to Attract the Best + Bonus + Benefits
 
Tokyo, Japan 

Our client is the division of a NYSE quoted multinational. A global leader in outsourced pharmaceutical solutions, the company works with major international pharmaceutical/drug manufacturers to provide exceptionally high on-time service levels to stringent regulatory and QA standards. 

Due to dynamic growth, our client is now seeking to appoint two-three experienced Clinical Trials Project Managers. 

The Opportunities:

You will manage and co-ordinate all technical and service aspects of clinical trials projects on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies.  This will range from initial discussions with clients, development of the project specifications, documentation aspects of setting up the project and management of all project related activities through to project/study completion.

You will need to have robust Project Management experience, ideally in Clinical Research, Clinical Trials or the Pharmaceutical sector.  Your focus will be on the projects undertaken for specific clients which may include pharmaceutical manufacturers or CRO’s (Clinical Research Organisations). 

As a Clinical Trials Project Manager, you need to demonstrate past experience of: scheduling workloads; meeting key delivery dates; managing costs and risks; understanding the scope of the project and ensuring change control and change management principles are included, ensure the quality is measured and Key Performance Indicators met or exceeded. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • The Clinical Trials Project Managers will serve as the primary operational interface internally with cross functional departments and externally with clients, with responsibility for the oversight of timelines, milestones, and financials during the project lifecycle
  • The focus will be to manage client expectations effectively and to ensure client projects proceed on time, within budget and with quality, therefore maintaining and enhancing client satisfaction.
  • Manages the project timeline regularly, sharing this information with internal stakeholders and the client as appropriate.
  • Communicates regularly with internal and external team members regarding study status and provides timely notification to all appropriate parties with deviations from timelines and/or deliverables.
  • Actively identifies, manages, and mitigates any project risks, ensuring appropriate input from all stakeholders, maintaining accurate documentation, and communicating to internal and external parties as appropriate.
  • Identifies inefficiencies with current processes and recommends improvements.
  • Supports communication flow in matrix organization to ensure collaboration across project teams for efficient achievement of project goals.
  • Supports Business Development and Sales efforts.
  • Collaborates with Business Development colleagues (and other relationship stakeholders) to highlight areas of client opportunity or relationship concerns.
  • Leads and facilitates customer teleconferences, visits and audits as required, and provides timely provision of customer reports and updates.
  • Provides accurate and timely financial forecasting and reporting.
  • Ensures customer needs are properly translated into quotation, and has responsibility to monitor and amend the quote and budget as required.
  • Manages the delivery of all technical and service aspects of projects and studies for clients.


The Ideal Candidates:

  • Excellent Business English & Fluent Japanese.
  • Educated to Degree level in a science-based subject including biomedical science, medicine or pharmacology.
  • Experience in a Clinical Trials Project Management or Clinical Research Associate role in pharmaceutical or clinical research industry.
  • A thorough understanding of clinical trials Project Management principles, concepts and approaches - a project management qualification would be advantageous.
  • Experience/understanding of the clinical research environment and GCP principles is preferred.
  • Ability and experience of direct project activities and ensuring customer satisfaction while understanding and adhering to the project budget.
  • Excellent Communication & Influencing.
  • Excellent in Planning & Organising.
  • Able to portray a professional appearance and presentation to customers.
  • Able to communicate and deal effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • A team-oriented person with a “can do” attitude.
  • Problem resolution skills; ability to analyse and solve a range of simple and complex problems.
  • Experience of working with a matrix environment.
  • Financial acumen.

An excellent opportunity to progress your career into Project Management based on the experience you have within clinical research or clinical trials supply.  This role may suit an ambitious Clinical Trials Project Manager or a Clinical Trials Administrator, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Project Co-ordinator, Clinical Trials Data Co-ordinator, Packaging Technologist, Pharma Supply Chain Specialist, Drug Safety Officer or Regulatory Affairs Officer.
 

 

J13577
Excellent + 13th Month + Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Transportation Allowance + Performance Allowan

WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS MANAGER - PHARMACEUTICAL LOGISTICS


“Time Critical, Temperature Controlled/Cold Chain, Packaging, Processing & Order Fulfillment Operations”

Location:  Suzhou, Free Trade Zone, China (Relocation Assistance available within China)

Salary:  Excellent + 13th Month + Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Transportation Allowance + Performance Allowance + Accommodation (if required) & Free Courtesy Bus to Work + Other Benefits


Our client is the division of a NYSE quoted multinational specialising in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.

As a result of dynamic and continued growth they are seeking a university degree educated, English speaking and experienced Warehouse Operations Manager to join their large logistics and packaging operation in Suzhou, located in the Free Zone area.  Candidates must have experience of pharmaceutical, life sciences or clinical trials logistics operations to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. 

We’re seeking a highly capable and talented Warehouse Operations Manager with real integrity, drive and flexibility who will want to be involved in building something very special.  You will be passionate about playing an active part in continuously improving processes, developing your team and shaping the future of our client’s business 

The Role:

The Warehouse Operations Manager will take day to day responsibility for a team of c20 people involved in order processing, picking, packing, and despatch of pharmaceutical orders to GMP standards.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the warehouse/distribution centre operation meets client and internal requirements. This will include continual improvement and streamlining of the existing operations.  Working closely with the warehouse operations team you must analyse and implement practical solutions to improve productivity, efficiency, capacity, stock accuracy and reduce operating costs.

In addition, you will be responsible for coaching and developing your team, increasing confidence, capability and accountability.  In your career to date you may also be able to provide evidence of your experience of team development as part of a succession plan within a fast-growing operation.  Career prospects for you personally will be fantastic.
 
This will entail close liaising with the Country Supply Chain/General Manager and internal project teams and excellent team motivation and development, resource planning, stock control, quality and people management skills.   In addition, you will be responsible for liaison with major corporate client customers translating their requirements into operational plans and ensuring the highest levels of customer service at all times.  The focus will be the achievement of operational excellence


Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage and direct workload, ensuring staff are performing duties in a correct and timely manner in accordance with GMP.
  • To uphold all procedures for goods entering and leaving the respective material departments.
  • Ensure that all items are issued in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure all system transactions and inventory transfer processes are carried out for all functions within your department.
  • Liaise with Senior Operations Manager, Packaging Manager, Project Managers, Quality
  • Assurance, and Customer Services regarding any potential problems.
  • Working closely with Finance control all areas of expenditure, including labour costs and transport carrier costs.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring efficient and cost-effective import and export operations.
  • Train and develop all staff to promote a multi skilled environment with improved flexibility.
  • To coach and mentor and develop the team to undertake updates of status of clinical trial supplies in the system according to procedure.
  • To conduct monthly/quarterly/mid-year/yearly Performance Management Reviews for your team.
  • Work closely with QA department in the preparation and smooth conduct of internal and external audits.
  • Support business development and sales by active involvement in new business introduction providing viable operational solutions.
  • To monitor the efficiency of material flow.
  • Work closely with global counterparts to ensure global requirements are implemented correctly in the local Suzhou operation.


Your Qualifications & Experience

  • You must currently live in China.  This role is located in Suzhou and our client may assist with relocation within China to Suzhou.
  • You will possess excellent warehouse management experience ideally gained within a pharmaceutical or healthcare logistics environment including receipt direct from production, for order preparation.  The emphasis will have been on work planning and skills set management within a multi skilled operation.   
  • Experience of quality standards within the pharmaceutical, life sciences, clinical trials logistics sector and up to date health and safety knowledge will be essential.  Knowledge of GMP standards is essential.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution, Sciences, or other related discipline, and the equivalent knowledge and working experience in logistics.
  • Substantial and relevant experience from a logistics and warehouse operational role covering inbound inventory management/goods receipt, picking, packing, packaging, outbound dispatch and returns.
  • Experience of warehouse operations management within GMP standards.
  • At least 4-5 years or above of working experience in logistics, warehouse or distribution centre environment as a Team Leader or Supervisor or Manager. Experience in pharmaceutical or life sciences or clinical trials logistics or third party contract logistics specializing in life sciences, pharmaceutical or clinical trials.
  • Good command of English (CET4 or CET6 preferred). 
  • Good command of computer skills (MS Office).  
  • Good understanding of pharmaceutical, life sciences or clinical trials logistics industry 
  • This experience must ideally have been gained within China within a blue multinational logistics or warehousing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact well with all types of people in and outside of the company.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, independent, enthusiastic and driven.
  • Customer-oriented. Details-oriented. Teamwork spirit. Ability to work under pressure Communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in Chinese and English.