Sunday , September 24 2023

JD Job Application – Head of Transport

Website JD Sports

Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to manage the outbound flow of stock for the JD Business Units to the point of receipt by the customer or colleagues in store. You and your team will manage and select the right ‘Transport’ Partners to provide the respective services for all outbound functions. In addition, systems visibility and control from both inhouse and external providers need to be selected and supported working in collaboration with the JD IT team. Success in the role will be demonstrated by clear performance metrics covering accuracy, lead time, efficiency and collaboration in both the UK and European operations. A key focus will be aligning the Transport physical infra structure (e.g. vehicles used) with the Group’s ESG targets and commitments in the most efficient way possible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the respective DC Operational Teams to ensure seamless outbound process flows
  • Strategic review of the retail Hub network in both UK and Europe
  • Develop a continuous improvement plan across all areas of responsibility in conjunction with any respective
  • Supplier Partner or JD operational team with a specific focus on service and efficiency
  • Contribute to a central repository of documented business processes for use in any future project activities.
  • Work alongside group procurement on formal Supplier tendering and demand planning across multiple transport providers to secure capacities at appropriate pricing
  • Enhance the ‘Transport’ operations to deliver best in class lead times and service as well as enhancing sustainability at every opportunity
  • Deliver projects in accordance with the PMO project governance
  • Lead the Transport Team and Outsourced Partners
  • Responsibility for setting operational and financial reporting metrics to be reported at board level
  • Deliver the planned operational KPIs for the respective Retail and Multi-Channel functions
  • Ensure compliance is adhered to against legal, regulatory, policy and best practice
  • Acts as the key subject matter expert responsible for communications and relationship management to other functions and stakeholders; Retail, Multi-Channel and IT

Job Requirements:

  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities with the ability to interrogate data sets and report to senior level on process improvements and key actions
  • Excellent external Industry network and knowledge of Supplier Partners and external best practises in other leading organisations
  • Commercially aware, strategic thinker who is comfortable managing service, cost and availability in a complex global matrix organisation
  • A positive outlook, demonstrating a “can do” attitude to colleagues and partners, treating everyone with respect
  • Ability to demonstrate the successful delivery of Change Management
  • Strong operational service orientation and customer facing skills with exemplary communication skills
  • Proven supply chain and transport experience both UK and Europe
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure, ever changing work environment

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Job Details:

Company: JD Sports

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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