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Solutions Design Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
BenefitsCar, Bonus
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesProject Management
Date Posted13 July 2018

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Solutions Design Manager - Leading 3PL provider - Leicestershire

Client Details

My client is a leading 3rd Party logistics provider who is going through a huge period of growth. In order to support and continue this growth they require a Solutions Design Manager who can help their clients develop their logistics strategies.

This role will be based from Leicestershire but will require the successful candidate to travel throughout the UK and Europe. The client also has a requirement for this individual to also be able to speak additional languages (German, Dutch, Spanish etc.)


This Solutions Design Manager role will include:
  • Leading new business opportunities with existing customers for new scope of activity and retention/renewal projects - providing both project leadership and solutions design support, and occasionally new business projects
  • Providing support to the nominated vertical Business Development lead, through the solutions team, in developing commercially compelling and innovative solutions for new customers from data collection through to modelling/sizing, detailed costing, proposal input and presentation preparation
  • High levels of interaction with the customer in conjunction with the sales and operational lead to position the ongoing solution development into a commercially attractive, winning proposition
  • Keeping abreast of developments in logistics within the designated industry sector and ensuring that this information is shared with the relevant Solutions and Operations teams
  • Work with Operations teams to create account development plans for each existing customer, focusing on achieving 100% success in renewals and creating profitable organic growth through the delivery of new products and services with a revenue target per annum.
  • Thoroughly understand the business activities of assigned Customers, and in particular their supply chains, to identify business development opportunities.
  • Develop an engagement strategy with the operations teams to target the key stakeholders in Customer's organisations who have responsibility for renewals and new logistics business opportunities, to create a pipeline of development activity.

Lead the nominated customer through the Solution Design process :
  • Data collection, analysis, creation of business overview documentation
  • Modelling to convert business metrics into warehouse and transport solutions, including network design, channel selection, routing and scheduling, warehouse layout/sizing and productivity/labour planning.


The successful candidate will have the following skills and experiences:
  • A Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background
  • Experience of successfully selling logistics solutions up to Senior Management level
  • Experience of logistics operations
  • Experience of developing customer solutions
  • Experience of advanced modelling / costing techniques
  • Exposure to CLASS, AutoCAD.
  • Experience of working in a project environment
  • Demonstrate people development, motivational, communication and team skills.
  • Generates motivation to act, to go the extra mile
  • Commutable to Leicestershire

Job Offer

This role will offer:
  • Salary - £50,000 to £55,000
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Bonus
  • Health care
  • Pension
  • Additional Benefits

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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