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Job Title

Global 3PL Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorPublic Sector & Not For Profit, Transport & Distribution
Salary£70,000 to £75,000 per annum
LocationsBuckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted16 May 2018

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Our client, a globally recognised institution based in Oxford, are recruiting for a senior logistics professional with experience of global supply chain transformation to lead their transition to using Third Party Logistics Providers from concept through to implementation.

Client Details

Our client is a globally recognised institution based in Oxford with a worldwide reputation for excellence in research, scholarship, and education.


This new role will be the process lead for our client's transition to using Third Party Logistics Providers from the initial concept stage through to implementation. You will be required to work with agreed project management structures, and post implementation, lead the overview of operational performance for facilities run by 3PLPs.

The Global 3PL Manager will also be the business owner of global freight agreements, driving SLAs and KPIs and be the point of escalation to resolve operational issues. This role is the 3PL technical expert and pivotal contact point for key internal stakeholders and providers.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the development of the strategy for outsourced operations
  • Providing knowledge and intelligence of 3PL providers and market trends
  • Ensuring that all transitions are managed effectively with sustainable ongoing management, within the agreed project management framework and governance structure
  • Assisting in the preparation of RFPs and the sourcing cycle to ensure that contracts are established which meet the Press requirements and minimise risk
  • Undertaking post implementation reviews to drive collaboration and enhanced performance
  • Establish and maintain a performance management process for all 3PL suppliers providing services to the Press, ensuring visibility of performance to enable bench-marking of costs and performance to drive further improvements and demonstrate value for money
  • Responsible for documenting and maintaining best practice guides for 3PL outsourcing programmes


The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Proven experience in relocating warehouses and transitioning from own account to third party providers (ideally across an international remit)
  • Highly developed interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with the ability to develop and manager relationships with providers
  • Experience of relocating warehouses across multiple geographies.
  • Experience of working effectively within formal change, project and programme management structures, and managing simultaneous, interdependent projects
  • Experience of managing logistics suppliers with ability to develop strategic partnerships which meet the organisations Supply Chain requirements
  • In depth knowledge of warehouse/freight operational developments, including systems, processes and technology
  • Strong understanding and experience of project management methodologies (ideally Prince 2/MSP qualified)
  • CILT accredited (desirable)

Job Offer

This role represents an excellent opportunity to work with a prestigious, global organisation in a key position through a key period of transition. Excellent salary and benefits on offer. Please note this role will require global travel.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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