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£40,000 - £50,000

Solution Design Manager – UK – Remote working

Closing Date: 25th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment in the search for a UK based Solution Design Manager on behalf of an extremely innovative, technology focused logistics business.

This role would be most suited to a Solution Design Analyst ready to step their career up a gear, or a Solution Design Manager who has hit a glass ceiling with their current employer looking to join a forward thinking business offering unlimited opportunities for career development and progression.

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

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

Scope of the Role:

To develop efficient and innovative logistic solutions catered to the needs and requirements of our clients customers.

To effectively manage logistic partners: managing rates, available capacities, service levels.

Work together with stakeholders from commercial and operations.

Key Accountabilities:

Effective management of involved partners (maintain rate cards up to date, capacities, annual reviews)

Build robust and profitable logistics solutions that directly meet the needs of new and existing clients and the company. Work with internal stakeholders and external partners to optimise cost and efficiency.

Support the Sales Team to deliver New Business targets within the required timeframes.

Produce contractual documents that accurately reflect what has been sold.

Effectively analyse data to identify client need and commercial opportunity.

Undertake post bid reviews for both wins and losses internally and externally.

Comply with and always uphold the Sales and Bid Management Process.

Continually identify and act upon optimisation opportunities that increase operating margins.

Key Competency Required:

Operational experience – Experience at relevant level with the ability to invoke change and best practice.

Resourcefulness – A composite of positivity, energy, passion and persistence wrapped into one. It’s about getting over, around or through barriers to get the job done.

Communication & organisation – Excellent written and verbal communication skills adopting an appropriate approach for the target audience. With an engaging style you will be able to manage people supportively while driving a high level of performance.

Continuous improvement mindset – Challenges the norm to ensure operational excellence and commercial return. Highly tolerant of change and solutions focused. Ability to capitalise on how technology and commercial contracting add value to the business.

Analytical skill – The ability to manipulate and analyse data to accurately identify client needs, trends and commercial opportunities.

Skills and experience required

Proven track record in a solution design or bid and tender management role in the logistics industry is essential.

Experience in express/service logistics desired.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience in benchmarking/pricing tools within logistics is essential.

Excellent attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.

Experience in creating commercial ready presentations in ppt.

Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload.

Ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines.

Ability to maintain good working relationships at all levels of the organisation.

2 European languages desired, preferable: English, Spanish, German, French.