We are pleased to be supporting one of the regions most well known brands J. Barbour & Sons in their search for a Senior Supply Chain Manager.
Founded in 1894 in South Shields today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour's headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour's classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and each year over 100,000 jackets are processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations.
Barbour now has 10 of its own retail shops in the UK, and a presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan. There are now over 5,000 products across the two seasons, and the collections now cater for Men, Ladies and Children.
Barbour have experienced significant growth recently and have embraced the move to a more ecommerce focused supply chain. Their Global logistics operation now involves hubs in the US and Germany as well as the main distribution centre in South Shields.
This newly created role provides the opportunity to be involved in the leadership and development of a world class supply chain. Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Director the objective of the role is to provide the expertise and knowledge to enable Barbour to continue their growth trajectory through an efficient, effective global logistics structure
Some of the key responsibilities will be:
All senior manager at Barbour retain responsibility for the day to day operations as well as being able to operate at a more strategic level, the successful candidate will be able to balance these 2 aspects of the role. The successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:
This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most prestigious brands in the NE, to lead and develop their logistics operation to support ongoing growth and development on a global basis