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Global Depot Manager

Permanent  for Search Consultancy in Horsham

My client are a world class distribution business based in West Sussex. Due to the recent growth of the business my client now seeks a Global Depot Manager. Working independently and with my clients staff, the Global Depot Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the Global Third party Depot network and the associated processes. This includes Identifying and establishing depots in strategic markets, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving operational performance.Responsibilities Applies Good Distribution practises in all areas of responsibility.Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.Understands import/export requirements for global distribution and ensures that knowledge is documented. Identifies potential depot partners in strategic marketsEstablishes contracts and service level agreements with Third Party Depots in those markets, monitors adherence to the agreements, compliance, pricing and operational performanceSupports Global QA to ensure compliance to procedures at all the Third Party DepotsSupports Distribution Project Managers in determining the correct Third Party Depot strategy for client studiesEnsure real time availability of shipment and inventory information to employees and clientsAssists with resolving import/export issues within the Third Party Depot network countriesCommunicates regularly to all stakeholdersSupports Purchasing, Finance, QA and Legal teams with related Third Party Depot network related mattersManages day to day queries and responsible for creating operational metricsResponsible for Business Continuity planning for the Third Party Depot NetworkEducation / QualificationsEnglish and Maths qualifications essentialGCSE or equivalent in relevant subjectsThree to five years relevant experience within Global Logistics in pharmaceuticalsClinical trial supply experience is desiredExperience / Skills Supplier managementNegotiationInfluencingVerbal and written communicationEffective information presentation and query responseOrganizationProficiency in personal computer applicationsProficiency in global logistics processes including order fulfilment and distributionProficiency in logistics regulatory requirements, import, export and CustomsIf you would like to find out more about this role please call Alice Hardy on 01273 862308 quoting reference AliceH/304328/agy alternatively email alice.hardy@search.co.uk

Job added on 05-11-2014