Head of Logistics and Distribution MPD

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
19 Nov 2018
19 Dec 2018
Logistics, Management
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Overview and Key Responsibilities

The Head of MPD will run and continuously improve MPD operations & customer service based on our client’s needs. Responsibilities include;

  • Overall responsibility for managing warehouse, transport and logistics operations.
  • Negotiate Commercial rates with major 3PL distribution providers.
  • Contract management of major 3PL’s.
  • Manage and own several P&L’s for the business unit.
  • Working with both internal teams and external suppliers to achieve successfully integrated projects and managing supplier relationships and maintaining delivery compliance. 
  • Negotiate with internal sales teams regarding warehouse pick & pack charges to clients.
  • Owning and developing a vision for the service, and provide direction for the overall MPD business unit.
  • Manage the month end invoicing process for the department and create reports with analysis for areas of improvement.
  • Provide sales forecasts for finance department.
  • Continuous improvement projects.
  • Setting and reviewing budgets and managing costs.
  • Promoting the growth in MPD services to senior stakeholders within the group, and assisting colleagues across the business to use the service to improve speed to market.

Skills and experience

  • Experience managing large teams within warehouse and/or transport departments.
  • Experience with managing senior operational managers.
  • Experience in European/international shipping.
  • Strong commercial experience and P&L management.
  • Experience of managing cost-centres and data manipulation.
  • Experience in setting budgets and providing a clear plan to achieve results.
  • Experience across both the film and retail sectors – desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working in a focused, agile environment.
  • Track-record of leadership in successful project delivery and be focussed on continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to motivate self-organising agile teams, delegate decision making to the most effective level, and empower teams to deliver to the best of their abilities.
  • Proven expertise in project management ensuring responsiveness to the changing needs of our industry/environment.
  • Experience in managing the expectations of stakeholders with conflicting needs and demands.
  • Show high level of competence in engaging with senior stakeholders (both internally and externally). 

Core Competencies

  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Relationship building
  • Team Building
  • Employee Development
  • Commercial acumen
  • Influencing and negotiating

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