Our global logistics operation supports our business by getting “the right shoes, to the right customer, at the right time.” That’s over 50 million shoes from our factories and distribution centres to consumers across 80 markets, led by our four regional businesses. As Head of European Logistics, you’ll hold the commercial and operational responsibility for all warehouse, distribution and support functions throughout our Distribution Centres, ensuring optimum cost and efficiency. With your outstanding leadership & people skills, you’ll make sure your teams are with you every step of the way.
About the role
In this key role within our European Regional Supply Chain team, you’ll drive Logistics operations, service levels and budgets for the Distribution Centres/3rd Party providers and transportation. Working across all functions, you’ll play a key role in maximising customer service within the operation through the development of highly talented, motivated and engaged teams within a continuous improvement environment.
You’ll be crucial to the success of our ongoing change programme. With your extensive background and experience as a logistics professional, you will drive and develop an open team culture that encourages and rewards a desire for continuous improvement. You’ll lead a transformation that will be to the benefit of our customers and stakeholders, all whilst boosting employee engagement.
A true leader, you’ll guide your department managers and provide objectives and development opportunities that stretch their capabilities and enable all colleagues within our DC’s to reach their full potential.
You will proactively and professionally manage stakeholder relationships, delivering superior customer satisfaction at all levels, and build an environment that provides service excellence through a quality focused culture.
As well as having very strong experience of managing multi-site environments, you also have a track record in driving and delivering change across supply chain teams. Your confidence and strong organisational and time management skills mean that you’re an excellent operator with a change mindset.
Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills are a must. You'll also have the strength of mind and personality to drive change and influence and inspire colleagues from across the business across the world.
With your strong track record of running a leading distribution centre, you will have demonstrable success of managing people in a large site environment, as well as prior experience of union negotiations and operational management experience. You will be commercially astute, able to combine commercial considerations and customer focus with sound judgment. Constantly balancing conflicting priorities, you’ll use your initiative to solve problems at local and strategic levels.
Your outstanding communication skills will enable you to influence cross-functionally as well as build key relationships within the Logistics business. You will have experience in operating with diplomacy and engaging with your teams to deliver outstanding results
Life with us
Every 60 seconds, 105 pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.6 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 15,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s biggest everyday footwear brand (by sale volume), we’re still majority owned by the Clarks family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.
As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.
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