Reference Code:  11714

dunhill - Director of Logistics & Allocation

London, LND, GB


Relevant, masculine and British. Since 1893, Alfred Dunhill has been engineering unique and stylish luxuries for men. We seek people who have commitment and drive with a strong commercial focus, and will thrive in a creative environment that encourages innovative thinking.

dunhill are currently seeking a Director of Logistics & Allocation within their Supply Chain team.

The role is based within their Head Offices – North Audley Street and will be reporting into the Chief of Supply Chain & Product Development.


Role Purpose


To direct distribution of the goods in order to ensure that the correct product is delivered at the correct point in a timely manner. Support and control the stock, transportation, warehousing and monitoring the flow of the goods.

Define and fine tune KPI of externalised logistics, setting high standards and liaising with the group share service and the providers to ensure the expected service level and constant improvement.

Ensure the product are allocated to the regions as per the business priorities and in line with the global stock target.


Key Accountabilities


  • Drive and facilitate the organization’s strategy for cultivating a fully engaged logistics workforce
  • Developing of quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintaining the order flow of all products and managing the customer delivery chain
  • Maintaining and caring for the warehousing and logistics hub
  • Liaising with Production Director in order to harmonise the sourcing according to the KPI’s and tracking and reception of products and materials
  • Evaluating and reviewing the organization’s logistics operation business practices, updating and developing process documentation, streamlining opportunities, and eliminating the non-value added service
  • In charge to Co-ordinate collection timing, sales campaign, drops, deadline and follow up to evaluate service level provided. No direct interface with external suppliers.
  • Coordinator and controller of the Supply Chain retro planning
  • Identify gaps and overlaps, ensure scenarios are completed and issues appropriately escalated to meet business objectives
  • Develop strong relationships with the different functions of product merchandising, market merchandising, Finance, Supply Chain, Logistics, IT
  • Define timeframe and monitor the appropriate data are available, accurate and on time from key functions, including Finance, Production, Merchandising, Sales and logistic
  • Define timeframe and monitor all the information about budget (finance) and forecast (market merchandising and sales) are available at the right time to have an effective production and material planning
  • In charge to plan and control that the allocation priorities are consistent with the production planning and priorities and follow up during the season that the end to end performance are in line with the business expectation
  • Identify the priority related to wholesale and retail model stock and liaise with production to guarantee consistency
  • End-to-end performance monitor (Interface also with Richemont Logistic)
  • Enable the team to provide excellent customer service by ensuring they are knowledgeable and proactive in their day to day tasks



  • Support the Supply Chain director in the SAP project in relation with the for future enhancement and for the implementation of internal process and tools
  • Support any other project related to the Supply Chain end to end functions



Experience & Skills Required


  • Valuate end to end performance, propose and implement end to end solution to improve performance to meet business needs
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management for coordinating effectively and liaise with the supplier and production team, consumers and retailers. You have to be aware of the various external influences on logistics movement.
  • Liaise with different team sitting in different location (HQ, Risa, Regions, Richemont logistic team) and make them working in sync with the aim of the best end to end performance possible
  • Collect and analyse key data coming from different sources


Ideal Profile


  • A bachelors’ degree in commerce with accounts or finance as major or level equivalent
  • An MBA degree logistics management is of added advantage
  • Over seven years’ experience in logistics management and three years’ experience in managing logistics staff
  • Team player
  • Experience of working across a number of teams
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Ability to prioritise a diverse workload
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Process driven
  • Strong accuracy and an attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritise
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Proactive approach
  • Strong business acumen for effectively managing the costs and revenues.
  • Professional demeanour and appearance
  • Effective in building customer relations
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding client needs and anticipating the responds and changes appropriately
  • Negotiation skills i.e. the ability for protecting the interests of the organization via negotiations
  • Proficiency in computers, especially spreadsheets.
  • Superb negotiation skills
  • Fluent French (written and spoken)


If you have the relevant background and are ready for an exciting new opportunity, apply now!