Head of Operations/European Warehouse Project Manager

Expiring today

Recruiter
Artis Procurement
Location
Somerset
Salary
50000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Category
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

European Warehouse Project Manager (leading to Head of Operations)
Somerset
GBP50-65k

My client is a fast-growing organisation, with recognised international growth. Due to this continuing growth and an aim to provide a class-leading service, they are planning to open an additional warehouse in Europe to support the significant and fast-growing customer base. As such they're looking to recruit an individual to lead this project from the initial stages through to go-live, and then manage the multiple sites/operations.

The role will be based in the UK with regular travel within Europe, and will suit a degree calibre individual looking for an exciting opportunity to facilitate the next evolution of a fast-paced organisation's capability. This will be a highly visible and critical role.

The role:
*To deliver an operational distribution centre in Europe on time and to budget
*Finalise and obtain agreement to the warehouse specification
*To design and put in place the necessary resource to operate the facility, ensuring a continuous improvement methodology is incorporated from the start
*Identify 3rd party requirements and carry out a selection process to determine the preferred partner(s)
*Create and maintain the overall project plan, providing regular progress updates to the Board
*Work with a cross-functional team across Operations, IT and Supply Chain teams to successfully deliver the solution

Candidate:
*The ideal candidate will have a background in FMCG/3PL environment with proven experience of managing and delivering similar projects, preferably using recognised project management techniques
*This project represents a significant change to the infrastructure and order fulfilment, therefore experience of effective change management for internal and external stakeholders is essential
*Experience using Project methodologies (Six Sigma, Prince2, Agile)
*Lean/Six Sigma accreditation is preferred although not essential
*Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills