Interim Supply Chain Vice President - EU Distribution Centers

Expiring today

GBP1200 - GBP1500 per day +
26 May 2022
25 Jun 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Operations, Supply chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Supply Chain Vice President - EU Distribution Centers

Multi-Billion £ E-Commerce & Distribution Business

Location - Flexible base in UK + EU-wide travel

Salary - Open to discussion based on experience and qualification

Contact - Rikard,

Bramwith Consulting is engaged on a retained search assignment with this global e-Commerce & Distribution giant to find their next Vice President to lead the operations of their Global and National Distribution Centres in the UK and Europe including the Go-Live of their latest, flagship, distribution center in Germany. The business is experiencing a period of unprecedented, double-digit %, growth and requires an experienced supply chain executive to help deliver the operational improvements to allow the business to flourish.

Whilst the search for a long-term VP is underway, the business is also ready to bring onboard an experienced Executive Supply Chain Interim hold this position.

You will be joining the organization amid their Vision 2025 Transformation Program that aims to significantly bolster the company's market position by tackling issues in their Customer & Supplier Experience, Supply Chain Operational Excellence, e-Commerce Digitalization, and many other areas.

Reporting to the President of Global Supply Chain, you will be taking on the largest operational area of the business, managing the company's key distribution centers. You will directly manage a senior team of Site Directors and General Managers who in turn are responsible for over one thousand team members in the UK and Europe.

What will be expected of the Interim Supply Chain Vice President for EU Distribution Centers: -

  • Primary responsibility will be to drive continuous improvement and process excellence to the operations of the global distribution centers whilst maintaining a highly motivated and high-performing team of over 1500 staff
  • Delivery of technological innovations to the distribution centers through the implementation of more advanced process automation tools; implementing Manhattan WMS
  • Ensure the preparedness and continuous operational efficiency of the distribution centers against any potential global supply chain crises
  • Build on the existing relationships with Workers' Unions and local councils for the betterment of employee work standards
  • Work in partnership with other global Supply Chain & Operations executives to share industry best practices and identify opportunities for synergies & innovation

The Interim Supply Chain Vice President - EU Distribution Centers should have the following skills and experience to succeed in this position:-

  • Exceptional knowledge of highly automated, small-parcel, e-Commerce global distribution operations
  • A proven track record of delivering change management and transformation programs in a multi-site supply chain leadership role
  • Excellent leadership skills to manage, motivate and communicate with a highly diverse and international team of over one thousand staff
  • Subject matter expertise of WMS such as Manhattan, SAP ERP, EWM and their implementation to deliver better operational efficiency
  • Highly inspirational personality able to foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Global Supply Chain Leadership, Unions & Work Councils, Global Operations teams, and key global suppliers

As the second-in-command to the President of Global Supply Chain, the position of VP of Supply Chain Distribution will provide you with immense exposure within this global market leader and the opportunity to significantly impact and improve the company's operational performance to meet its ambitious growth targets for the coming years. This will by no means be an easy task and will require an incredibly talented supply chain executive with expert knowledge of global supply chain distribution to take the business to its next evolutionary level.

If you believe you are up for this challenge, apply now via the link above or share your CV directly to Rikard at

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