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Reference Code:  24617

Head of International Logistics

Watchfinder

Maidstone, KEN, GB

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Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Location: Maidstone HQ

 

As the Head of International Logistics, you will be responsible for overseeing all logistics streams and the day to day running of our logistics teams at HQ.

This shall include the definition of the optimisation of the entire logistic flows between countries considering custom and freight constraints. Additionally, this role with being expected to support the logistics department at a technical level as well as being involved in other key company projects.

 

Day to Day ...

  • Defining in conjunction with Watchfinder functions the Logistics Strategy for Watchfinder. 
  • Identify and execute the balance between customer requirements, inventory optimisation and Logistic efficiencies.
  • Proactively striving for process improvements across the entire supply chain, automating and refining processes where appropriate
  • Respect the regulations associated with the Logistics activities (customs duty, excise, VAT etc)
  • Management of customs procedures and movements between international WF entities and between tax regions
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to deliver business goals, ensuring the availability of stock.
  • Work closely with our 3rd party delivery solutions, to review how effective and efficient these current processes are
  • Management of the Stock Control & Dispatch teams at HQ 
  • Stream leader for logistics activities to establish the WF business in new territories to understand the flows and implications from a logistics and tax perspective. 

 

About you...

You are a highly experienced Logistics & Supply Chain professional and an extremely ambitious individual. You provide leadership and act as a role model for your team and the wider business. You demonstrate self-assurance, pride, passion, and a commitment to the team and your function.
You are obsessive about communications and building relationships with internal customers and are visibly energetic and enthusiastic about business improvement opportunities. You are resilient under pressure and are relentless in the drive for continuous improvement always questioning and challenge the status quo.

  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Ability to lead teams and work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired
  • Commitment to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge
  • Seasoned analytical and quantitative skills and ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases
  • Ability to clearly communicate data insights to others
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary
  • Ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape

 

 

The Recruitment Journey:

1st Stage - A chat with our friendly talent sourcing team 

2nd stage - Hiring Manager interview + another team member 

3rd Stage - Final stage interview with Management team.