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Head of Global Operations (Job creation)
London Up to £65,000 pa
Status Date Added Reference

Filled 01/05/2019 723SP1
Company Profile:

Our client is a well-established trader and distributor with international operations


Head of Global Operations (Job creation)
Logistics, Freight forwarding, Import, Export, manager, Director, Shipping, Export manager, Export Director, Logistics manager, Logistics Director, Operations Director, Inventory, FMCG, Operations Director, Supply Chain Manager
Salary: up to £65,000 p.a. + Bonus
Location: London
Ref: 723SP1

Main duties:
Full responsibility and management oversight of the logistics departments  operations
Main areas of responsibility include managing planning activity to ensure effective use of resources and delivery of service is achieved within budget.
- 55% Management / Organisation / Lean Management
- 25% Logistics key accounts & clients relationship
- 20% Strategy & development

The Role:
1. Head of Logistics:
Run all operations across Company reporting to MD
Develop strategic vision and road map for logistics department
Manager the department along lines listed below

2. Head of Quality Control, New Product approvals, Compliance and Certification:  
- Set up  framework for future product approval registrations  
- Implement our SAQ suppliers audit questionnaire and keep regularly updated
- Set up system for all  product  specification on all our products
- Overall responsibility for  sample procedures for  in and out registering  - dispatch etc
- Manage IT systems  for current & new supplier approval system & procedures for new

3. Head of Branded Operations:
- Responsible for overall logistical, operational management for Brands and procurement
  of material inputs
- Supporting Team leader running day to day Ops
- Set up operational structure to run SKU inventory management operation  for multi
  brand product operations
- HMRC  bonded warehouse identification in SE England
- Overview of UK Excise duty / duty paid goods exposure  
- Ensure WOWGR and all permits and Licenses updated with HMRC
- Overseeing ageing program in USA and UK

4. Brexit Management:
- Point of contact WSTA and BWA
- Prepare towards Brexit continuing operations  from UK/EU and EU/UK  
- Evaluate excise permit / ECMS registered to move hazardous goods in or out of UK from
  (post Brexit)
- Develop contacts with trade organisation, outside bodies to seek advice and guidance
  on Brexit implications

5. IT / ERP Responsibility:
- Maintain Operations Manual and ensure compliance with procedures
- Suggest  new and developments on  IT systems used by Logistics’ Department
- Guide and keep updating ERP system
- Suggest software solutions and keep ERP updated     

Candidate's Profile:

- Fluent in English - additional languages Bonus
- Proven track record working at this level
- Experience with ability to  manage a team (organisational & HR management skill)
- International  logistics operations,  
- Reporting to MD , proven  inventory/SKU skill  , product project implementation skills , IT 
  knowledge and hard asset project  skills.  
- Passionate about our business and products,
- Enthusiastic in our development and has a  positive attitude ,  
- Willing & able to commit and contribute to our success.


Up to £65,000 pa + Bonus + bens