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£80,000 - £90,000

Solution Design Manager – Remote based with travel – National

Closing Date: 24th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment in the search for a Solution Design Manager on behalf of a rapidly growing, leading business transformation consultancy.

There is an extremely attractive basic salary, KPI related bonus and benefits package on offer with this role in addition to unlimited opportunities for career development and progression.

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to commence the initial search.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Scope of the Role:

The main purpose of this role is to consult with clients on a range of supply chain related topics resulting in driving outcomes providing cost reduction, performance improvement and optimisation for leading supply chain operations.

Key Responsibilities:
Operational Excellence:
Working with external clients to understand their requirements, complete Project Requirement documents, tender to developers and/or contractors and manage the developer, contractors, consultants, fitout contractors and other key stakeholders as required.

Project management.

Supply chain.

Transformation.

Network and process optimisation.

DC design.

Automation design.

WMS implementation.

Transport modelling.

International logistics.

Industry Experts:
Establish and maintain positive relationships with relevant industry groups/people.

Embrace and deliver training and development opportunities in order to continually improve industry, product and service knowledge.

Apply industry best practices and sharing of initiatives across clients to maximise profitability and future work.

New Business Acquisition:
Support the development and delivery of content to aid in new business acquisition.

Participate in new business meetings with clients as required.

Systems Management: Timesheets
Utilise internal systems in accordance with expectations.

Ensure appropriate training is undertaken in proper use of systems.

Develop and maintain effective internal systems and tools in accordance with expectations.

Continuously evaluate and make suggestions as to potential improvements to internal systems and processes.

Identify new opportunities to leverage better systems or processes that enhance our clients service offering or capabilities.

People & Culture: Maintain successful working relationships and build a positive culture.
Actively contribute in cross functional teams within the business and engage in and deliver cross functional education and training sessions as required.

Continuously review and maintain your own capability, as well as that of any direct reports, comparative to the supply chain industry.

Identify areas for development in yourself and any direct reports and openly and proactively discuss these with their line manager.

Perpetuate a positive, proactive, team-based culture within the business through regular and effective communication.

Contribute to building a strong team ethos that facilitates continuous improvement and the creation of a high-performance culture.

Financial Management:
Timely and accurate forecasting of work to be undertaken.

Effective allocation and time management of resources to balance workload with capacity.

Accurate recording of time spent on clients, projects and tasks to enable correct invoicing and profitability analysis.

Client Focus:
Develop and maintain existing client relationships by delivering on commitments and providing high quality work.

Develop and maintain positive client relationships in order to support future growth of the business.

Ensure client communication is proactive to manage expectations and keep them informed of issues, progress and variations.

Ensure client satisfaction throughout the duration of the project.

Ensure a thorough understanding of client needs.

Produce high quality client reporting on time and free of errors – review output of any direct reports to ensure the same.

Read client situations accurately and understand their business needs and targets.

Governance & Risk:

Effectively monitor operational risks across active projects and tasks.

Escalate any risks identified internally through relevant project reporting lines.

Ensure any assumptions used during analysis and design are validated by the client and are clearly communicated in any collateral presented.

Reporting & Communication:
Produce high quality reporting on time.

Maintain positive working relationships across the business.

Communicate effectively, frequently, and accurately.

Skills and experience required

Proven experience in Solution Design is essential.

Experience in Supply Chain consultancy or DC design would be also be desirable.

Solid knowledge and understanding of typical supply chain software platforms and systems.

Tangible supply chain experience.

Experience in a variety of modelling techniques and analytical best practices.

Ability to prepare professional collateral that can effectively deliver a complex message to a client in a manner that can be readily absorbed.

Proven problem-solving ability with an eye for extracting relevant key information.

Ability to demonstrate the highest level of confidentiality at all times.

Good understanding of business financial fundamentals.

Degree qualified in a relevant field.

Relevant industry accreditations or memberships.

Highly organised and able to juggle competing priorities effectively.

Exceptional attention to detail.

Effective time management and self-discipline.

Advanced numeracy and literacy skills.

Considerable experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.