My global online retailer client is currently looking for an expert Supplier Manager for the North of UK, someone who is ideally in Newcastle, Glasgow or Preston. This role will involve travel 3 times a week to the other sites so overnight stays are regular.
Location - Newcastle, Glasgow or Preston.
Duration - Permanent.
Salary - £47,500 Base + bonus so works out circa £62K+
He or she will be a highly valued team member and manage the infrastructure and performance for ultra-fast delivery operations in each region. The manager will have a talent for negotiating terms with third-party contractors, great organizational skills, and a passion for building new start-up businesses within the company. A relentless desire to exceed customers' experiences while optimizing the overall cost-per-delivery model is also essential. Strong bias for action, strategic planning, procurement, quantitative analysis, and the ability to organize and deliver new initiatives across cross-functional operations, business, and contracting partners are prerequisites. The position is part of a high-visibility initiative in the company and will include direct reporting and communications with senior leaders in the company.
*Negotiating and managing contracts and relationships with delivery service providers across numerous cities in the region.
*Building delivery strategy/infrastructure, process precedents, and team for regional ultra-fast delivery operations
*Forming and managing cross-functional project teams. Planning, organizing, managing, and executing complex projects across multiple organizations and stakeholders.
*Innovating for step-change improvement in delivery safety, quality and cost metrics
*Researching and conducting market analysis to partner with local teams to optimize delivery demand and experience for their customers in each local market
*Partnering with senior managers and Directors and other key operational experts across the company to lead, support, and influence new business initiatives
*Driving global standardization of delivery practices, businesses processes, and reporting with fulfillment center, retail, finance, marketing, engineering, and supply chain stakeholders
*Extensive experience in the logistics (manufacturing, production or distribution environments) industry, ideally 3 of which would have been at a regional/senior level role managing multi-site locations, including either upsizing or downsizing a business
*They're building crossfunctional teams- and accept a variety of qualifications such as degrees in different fields (preferably logistics, engineering, economic sciences) or comparable long-term working experience.
*Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills are critical to success in this position.
*Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) in English and German
*Confident and skilled in using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word).
*Must be flexible and able to manage a business that can operate 24/7 (including holidays) and commit the time required to get the job done.
*Demonstrate ability to manage, motivate, and influence work behaviors
*Proven ability to improve metrics at a regional level
*Willingness to travel
* Ideally you will have experience of lean manufacturing techniques/six sigma
* Ideally you will have experience of managing 3rd party contract resource arrangements on a large/national scale
* MBA is preferred
* Experience in contract negotiations is a plus
* SQL / Data Analysis Skills are beneficial
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