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Head Of UK Solutions Design - Warehousing

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Head Of UK Solutions Design - Warehousing

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£70,000 to £85,000 per annum
BenefitsCar, Bonus
Town/CityEast Midlands
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesProject Management
Date Posted11 July 2018

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Head Of UK Solutions Design - Warehousing - Leading 3PL Provider - East Midlands

Client Details

A leading 3PL provider are actively recruiting for a Solutions Design professional to head up their UK Solutions Design offering, with a specific focus on Warehousing. Due to continued growth within their organisation, the presence of a senior Solutions individual is essential to support their desired growth across the remainder of 2018 and beyond.

This role will require the successful individual to split their time between: Home based working, East Midlands and European assignments.


The successful candidate for the Head Of UK Solutions Design - Warehousing role will have the following responsibilities and required to achieve the following:
  • Lead effort in complex must win Warehouse projects to deliver business growth, retain and improve existing business
  • Full authority to shape Warehouse Solutions Design including training and setting of standards/ methodology within the respective teams across the region
  • Builds & maintains strong relationships with senior management of other internal functions and divisions (e.g. BD, Operations, Project Management, Risk, IT, HR, Finance, Legal, FM)
  • Successfully influences key stakeholders to ensure Solution Design work stream deliverables are achieved & meet project objectives for major projects.
  • Represent in industry events as an expert in Logistics when applicable in the UK
  • Interacts with customer senior management to uncover needs & opportunities.
  • Conceives and nurtures breakthrough solutions and services that create new value for customers
  • Creates a clear, meaningful and compelling image of the desired future for Solutions Design (Warehouse)
  • Ensures the strategy and road map for the Solution Design is harmonised with the National Integrated Business Plan.
  • Sets clear priorities for Warehouse Solutions across the UK and keeps the organisation focused on efforts that add significant value
  • Set solution design Warehouse strategy governing direction and conduct, aligning to the business strategy at regional and global levels
  • Leadership of selected solution design programs and projects
  • Engage and influence leaders to develop solution design improvement plan.
  • Accountable for managing and governing solution design Warehouse methodology


The successful candidate will have the following skills and experiences:
  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background
  • Have a minimum of 5 years Warehousing Solutions Design experience
  • Experienced across a Regional / National / European / Worldwide remit previously - Advantageous
  • Have managed a team of Solutions Design Manager / Engineers / Analysts previously
  • Have experience with Auto-Cad solutions
  • Be results driven and commercially minded
  • Language abilities would be advantageous (German, French, Spanish)
  • Commutable to the East Midlands when required

Job Offer

The successful candidate for the Head Of UK Solutions Design - Warehousing position offers:
  • Salary - £70,000 to £85,000
  • Company Bonus
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Holidays
  • Pension Contributions
  • Private Health care
  • Plus additional company benefits

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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