Solution Design Manager

Recruiter
Michael Page Logistics
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Mar 2018
Sectors
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solution Design manager for a leading 3rd Party Logistics provider. Design Warehouse transport and value added service solutions for key clients

Client Details

My client is a leading 3rd Party logistics provider who is going through a period of growth. In order to support and continue this growth they require a Solutions Design Manager who can help their clients develop their logistics strategies.

Description

The role of Solution Design Manager will include:

  • Leading new business opportunities with existing customers for new scope of activity and retention/renewal projects - providing both project leadership and solutions design support, and occasionally new business projects
  • Providing support to the nominated vertical Business Development lead, through the solutions team, in developing commercially compelling and innovative solutions for new customers from data collection through to modelling/sizing, detailed costing, proposal input and presentation preparation
  • High levels of interaction with the customer in conjunction with the sales and operational lead to position the on going solution development into a commercially attractive, winning proposition
  • Keeping abreast of developments in logistics within the designated industry sector and ensuring that this information is shared with the relevant Solutions and Operations teams
  • Work with Operations teams to create account development plans for each existing customer, focusing on achieving 100% success in renewals and creating profitable organic growth through the delivery of new products and services with a revenue target per annum.
  • Thoroughly understand the business activities of assigned Customers, and in particular their supply chains, to identify business development opportunities.
  • Develop an engagement strategy with the operations teams to target the key stakeholders in Customer's organisations who have responsibility for renewals and new logistics business opportunities, to create a pipeline of development activity.

Lead the nominated customer through the Solution Design process :

  • Data collection, analysis, creation of business overview documentation
  • Modelling to convert business metrics into warehouse and transport solutions, including network design, channel selection, routing and scheduling, warehouse layout/sizing and productivity/labour planning.

Profile

The successful candidate will / will have:

  • Experience of successfully selling logistics solutions up to Senior Management level
  • Experience of logistics operations
  • Experience of developing customer solutions
  • Experience of advanced modelling / costing techniques
  • Exposure to CLASS, AutoCAD, Sketchup, CAST, Paragon
  • Experience of working in a project environment
  • Demonstrate people development, motivational, communication and team skills.
  • Generates motivation to act, to go the extra mile

Job Offer

Basic Salary GBP50,000 - GBP60,000 + Bonus + Car and fuel / Car allowance + Excellent benefits package