VP Distribution for Ecommerce Retailer DOUBLING in size in next 2-3 years!
New York, NY
$200,000 to $250,000 + bonus + share options
A young and successful Ecommerce retail business based in New York, NY is looking to hire a high caliber VP Distribution to help grow the business from 16,000 orders per day to 32,000 orders per day within the next 2-3 years as the business opens it’s new 500,000+ sq ft purpose built, highly engineered DC.
This VP role is not for someone that likes to sit behind a desk, review Excel reports and delegate. The role demands that the candidate be in the thick of it, get the hands dirty, inspire a team of already high caliber operatives, managers and directors. There is an importance of consistence in quality, staff management & development and continuous improvement.
Lead and oversee management of warehouse, product picking and shipping
Pioneer, review and manage implementation of new processes and technologies
Develop and regularly monitor performance metrics and financial forecasts to evaluate operations and areas for improvement
Define, plan, implement and measure results for manufacturing and operations processes
Coach and mentor direct reports to promote succession planning and development opportunities to address current gaps
Act as strategic leader for Operations senior management team
Implement annual operating budgets in tune with principles of prudent financial management
The successful candidate will ideally have:
Bachelor’s degree (ideally in an analytical subject)
10 years minimum Distribution/Warehousing experience in a fast paced environment
Extensive experience in Food and/or Retail industries
Proven experience of managing direct reports & large team
Hands on experience & frequent visits to Distribution Centres
Strong turnaround experience (ability to turn average individuals/teams into successful ones)