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Interim Head of Distribution

My client is in the Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain sector. My client is a Third Party Logistics global brand.


The Interim Head of Distribution in Somerset will be responsible for...

  • Be accountable for the delivery of all contractual KPI's and budget requirements across all sites, driving synergies across multiple sites and business units
  • Deliver and support the development of the regions strategy in line with the Business Unit strategy
  • Drive delivery of organic growth with existing customers by increasing volume from existing contracts for existing sites in collaboration with the KAM
  • Set planning profit targets
  • Prepare annual ops budget
  • Build robust working relationships with all key stakeholders to ensure first class operational performance which results in long term partnerships.
  • Deliver a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement by utilising the most appropriate methodology on a consistent basis
  • Ensure that a best in class HSE performance is achieved within the sites and that a culture of safety in everything we do is embedded.
  • Ensure that a high-performance culture is developed and maintained across the BU through the site Leadership teams to deliver operational excellence and continuously meet performance and productivity targets on a day to day basis
  • Build a useful network of external contacts to support business growth and ensure exposure to best practice


The successful candidate must have...

  • Previous experience of construction/manufacturing logistics / supply chain with varying levels of complexity
  • Ideally you will have knowledge of the complete life cycle of a contract i.e. start-ups and closures along with knowledge of support services / contracts business model (including 3PL)
  • High level of understanding of team dynamics and composition with the ability to develop high performing teams
  • Demonstrable exemplary customer relationship management skills with the flexibility in style, approach to engaging with a number of clients with varying requirements at the same time
  • Excellent commercial acumen - understands dynamics of 'open/ closed book' contracts & develops a profit centre approach & culture amongst the Account team that is focused on bottom line performance
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with an ability to influence at all levels. Able to manage conflict and tough conversations including complex IR issues
  • Understands how to use IT / technology to drive performance

Job Offer

The Interim Head of Distribution will receive...

  • 6 Month Interim
  • A salary from £70,000-£90,000 depending on experience
  • Day Rate available
Michael Page Logistics
JN -102020-1237301
Job Category
£70000 to £90000 Per Annum
Career Level
Senior Manager (Division / Cou
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