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Head of Logistics - 12 month FTC

Posted: 27 Jul 2021 Closes: 26 Aug 2021
London, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Sub-contractors MTF_91C8C95AA1

Description

At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.

To support continued delivery of excellent service levels and our logistics roadmap, we have a fantastic opportunity for a fixed term contract Head of Logistics role to lead our DC and Inbound Logistics teams for 12 months. The role is key to ensuring service levels across warehouse operations and inbound logistics teams are met and improved; continuous improvement plans are met; and the development of a team of five is continued. Working alongside the wider operations and logistics teams, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day alongside the team roadmap. The role requires high levels of commercial insight, ecommerce operations experience, analytical skills, leadership within high performing teams, and a passion for improving the operations experience for our customers and business.

ABOUT YOU:
  • You will have Logistics Management experience within retail or ecommerce industry;
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in warehouse logistics and freight supply chains, including 3PL management, contract management and process improvement;
  • Be passionate about the customer and all elements of the customer experience;
  • Attentive to detail and be quick to act with a proactive and logical approach to problem solving and focused on embedding corrective action which stays in the long-term;
  • Be passionate in driving excellent standards and service;
  • Demonstrate strong financial and commercial acumen;
  • Highly analytical and capable of providing fast and accurate information, relevant for the audience;
  • Able to demonstrate levels of judgment in knowing what corrective action to take, when to escalate and when to manage independently;
  • Perceptive in pre-empting issues before they arise;
  • Effective in communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders (verbal and written), explaining complex issues and processes in a clear, concise and measured manner;
  • Able to switch seamlessly between tasks and adapt quickly to new conditions, strategies or role requirements;
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a dynamic operational environment individually and as part of a professional, high performing team;
  • Maintain performance under pressure;
  • Be confident, disciplined, resilient and tenacious;
  • Supply Chain experience in a fashion ecommerce environment is desired but not essential;
  • All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
  • Leading two areas of Logistics: A quality focused DC warehouse team and an Inbound Supply Chain team;
  • Ensuring all KPIs and service levels are met, with ongoing improvements;
  • Delivering improvements to Logistics Cost per Order and Speed to Market;
  • Managing the 3PL contracts and leading the tenders when up for renewal;
  • Developing business cases for continuous improvement initiatives and supporting team members to be self-sufficient;
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with internal stakeholders (e.g. Warehouse, Stores, Studio, Compliance, Quality Assurance, Finance, Tech, etc.)
  • Champion a continuous improvement culture and drive programmes across the warehouse and wider business related to stock management, identifying opportunities to cost by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the supply chain process, whilst increasing speed to market;
  • Mentor and develop the internal DC and Inbound Supply Chain Logistics teams to lead a highly performing team and ensure development plans remain on track;

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION - we delight customers around the world and so it's important that our team represents our customers.

We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.
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