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The Boardroom features a number of candidates from a variety of disciplines and sectors that could form your boardroom dream team. Each candidate has experience that speaks for itself, but we’ve selected these individuals specifically for their track record within their respective disciplines and their potential to succeed in the boardroom.

To get in touch, call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email your contact details and one of our consultants will give you a call – email us here.

Finance Director – Ref: 40498

A commercial and strategically focussed Finance & Operations Director with experience gained in the service sector. A track record of delivering real added value through both Mergers/Acquisitions and driving organic growth. Has a ‘hands on’ and down to earth approach and has worked in PLC, private equity and privately owned businesses.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Responsible for the leadership and motivation of teams across finance, property,  IT  and operations. Development for the annual and 5 year planning process.
  • Negotiated funding from a variety of sources including banks and private equity houses.
  • Extensive experience in developing new systems and processes, selecting new IT and managing various implementations.
  • Identification of acquisitions and management of the M&A process
  • Responsible for all governance and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Responsible for the design and delivery of new customer facing operating models that supports the strategic focus of the business and delivers improvements in productivity.
  • Effective management of working capital and cost saving initiatives around integration of back office functions.
  • Treasury Management, management of complex debt facilities and Interest hedging

 To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Operations / Business Development Director – Ref: 56452

Dynamic, multi-branded, experienced Director combining a highly successful career in the luxury goods sector with a portfolio of brands and more recently UK High Street retail with over 1,000 branches. Combines an enthusiastic, energetic, focused and ambitious style with key interest areas in commercial development, change management, organisational management and people.

Key Experience and Achievements include:

  • Initialisation, development and implementation of a new service business in the North Of England including; securing; organising and designing premises, designing efficient business flows, procurement, initiation of local P+L, designing local IT software to support the organisation, recruiting local and international talent to run the operation.
  • Initialisation, development and integration of a new technology recycling operation including all business elements and recruitment.
  • Member of the UK Board (Executive Committee) with operational control for a UK business with turnover of  £60million and 150 employees.
  • Secured double digit year on year profitability growth over the eight years of tenure taking the business from a negative profitability to double digit profit position.
  • Member of Global Board for Customer Service Operations; developing and implementing a Customer Service Development programme across 120 counties.
  • Designed and implemented CRM and marketing strategy for the UK operations which was then utilised at HQ and rolled out across the global market.
  • Designed, developed and implemented a retail strategic plan to introduce a luxury brand to the UK market in branded stores. Created  a UK retail network of 2 x boutiques and 3 x outlets to deliver £8 million turnover and strong profitability.
  • Responsible for identifying new site identification and development in UK market. Implemented brand directives on the development of locations including merchandising, training and marketing. Designed and implemented business processes and operating controls to underpin inventory, audit, cash and customer service policies.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Head of Purchasing – Ref: 15260

Head of Purchasing with experience delivering strategic sourcing, operational cost savings and building group wide procurement capability across a diverse range of organisations. Has a proven track record improving sourcing operations in the UK and delivering savings and developing supply chain networks in low cost economies.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Devised and implemented a global sourcing strategy with emphasis on low cost economies; notably, Eastern Europe & China and directed the activities of the European sourcing organisation.
  • Recruited, trained and developed a team of in-country purchasing managers.
  • Grew an annual project spend value of $75m across the group businesses, generating 35% cost savings over 18 months.
  • Exceeded $40m savings through negotiation, supplier base rationalisation and Value Analysis / Value Engineering.
  • Led a sourcing change management programme. Re-engineered processes and coached team into developing new opportunities.
  • Innovated application of e-Sourcing across multiple European businesses. Trained, planned and demonstrated quick wins and long terms cost strategies across a key range of materials and indirects suppliers.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Head of Logistics & Supply Chain – Ref: 52744

A successful and versatile supply chain professional with extensive experience delivering improvements in supply chain operations. A proven change agent with the capability to develop strategy and service, transforming teams and processes to deliver a culture of continuous improvement throughout the Supply Chain.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Responsible for the complete end to end supply chain from manufacture to ensuring on shelf availability with a team of 28 staff, covering retail operations in excess of 300 stores and £500m sales turnover.
  • Forecasting of all product lines (7000 sku’s) across 2 distribution centres with lead times ranging from 2 days to 6 months
  • Tendered all freight forwarding and shipping contracts delivering savings in excess of £2m
  • Implemented a new forecasting and replenishment system resulting in a 20% increase in availability with a 30% reduction in stock levels
  • Restructured the 4 week promotional process improving availability during promotions to 99% and reducing overstocks at exit by 30%
  • Reduced obsolete stocks by 35% via improved ordering and exit planning
  • Improved store on shelf availability to 98% during growth and store openings
  • Developed a consolidation centre in China which reduced stocks on key suppliers by 20% and decreased shipping costs by £250k
  • Established supplier management KPI’s, joint forecasting and a supplier risk matrix to monitor and improve supplier performance
  • Supply Chain lead for the successful implementation of a 2nd distribution centre
  • Restructured team and at the same time delivered a measured improvement to team engagement, leadership and communication

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Customer Services Director – (Technical Sales & Support) – Ref: 50378

A highly experienced senior professional with a strong track record of leadership in both large blue-chip and smaller independent organisations across multiple industry sectors. Expertise driving major projects across organisational boundaries with a proven record of influencing change, growth and profitability at global & local levels. Specialises in the Customer / Sales / Key Account / Service channels with extensive international experience in Europe, the America’s and Asia-Pacific.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • BSc in Engineering & Computing, with business experience and qualification in Key Account Management,  Customer Relationship Management, Strategic Marketing, Product Lifecycle Process.
  • Highly structured in working style whilst retaining an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong solution and results orientation coupled with a willingness to “do it differently”. Dynamic, tenacious and committed, resilient especially in crisis situations.
  • Head of the Global Service and Customer Support organisation reporting directly into a European HQ with circa 45 direct heads spread across 4 global hubs interfacing with 50+ countries. Circa €4.0Mn annual cost centre budget with circa €1.5Mn added value Service Sales.
  • Key Account Management for a major customer with multi-million Euro annual spend.
  • Implementation of Key Account Management policy, strategy and process frameworks.
  • Key Account Service Management for major strategic automotive customers such as VW Audi Group, BMW and Tata Motors working in alignment with their operations & maintenance strategies for factories worldwide.
  • Implementation of a new Distributer and Channel Partnering concept and processes.
  • 25% increase in perception based “customer satisfaction” indexes for Global Service and Customer Support teams.
  • 15% increase in Key Account Sales turnover.
  • 60% reduction in warranty costs by driving “proactive service” as a new business culture.
  • Management sponsor, leadership and contributor to a number of cross divisional Change Management and Business Excellence initiatives across Sales, Technical Customer Support and Service. 

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

threesixty selection – Management & Executive Recruitment Practice.  Specialist Search & Selection in Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sales.

threesixty selection – Management & Executive Recruitment Practice. Specialist Search & Selection in Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Sales.

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