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Logistics & distribution

Leadership & talent solutions for better business outcomes

Increased competition in UK logistics and distribution has been a major driver of change – with regulation and Brexit uncertainty posing major challenges. Businesses and consumers are ever more demanding with their service expectations but aren’t keen to pay for it! 

The result is that businesses are seeking to differentiate themselves on service while taking advantage of technologies like telematics to drive efficiency. 

More and more businesses recognise the value of an effective blend of permanent executives, interim managers and an agile talent workforce to enable business success. 

Business needs to act fast to stay ahead in this competitive marketplace. Interim specialists have the skills and expertise to deliver the change that’s required – there has been a big increase in demand for interim leaders experienced in managing transformation to gain greater efficiency. 

Our logistics and distribution team connect you with high-calibre permanent executives and interims ready to start working towards your goals. 

Helping you accelerate performance

Our team delivers superior outcomes for complex engagements whilst bringing significant value to our clients through the provision of interim executives, interim teams and leadership advisory services. We deliver for a wide range of mandates ranging from executive and functional leadership assignments, business transformation, programme management and change. 

Logistics and distribution organisations value the external knowledge, expertise and perspectives of interim managers. We’re seeing a rise in demand for interims across the full range of specialisms. 

Our expert consultants will help you to define the problem, shape the solution and deliver the outcome through our best in class network of interim managers. 

Our interim managers are handpicked from an ecosystem of partners. This integrated network of go-to experts provides seamless and agile access to talent. The result is better outcomes for your business delivered by a combination of strategy, operational execution and outstanding performance. 

Our experience

Our experience across logistics and distribution has seen us partner with some of the biggest names in the sector, working on some interesting and complex projects over the years. 

The acquisitive nature of some of the stronger organisations has increased the demand for specialist interim managers to support acquisition integration exercises. Equally in high demand, has been specialist expertise to onboard new technology to support service delivery and end-of-life operating system upgrades. 

Our experience across the infrastructure sector is established and long-standing, supporting utilities providers going through regulatory change, to helping companies in readiness for the domestic smart meter roll-out, right through to placing interim business leaders into Train Operating Companies (TOC). 

Our expert consultants will help you to define the problem, shape the solution and deliver the best outcome through our network of interim managers. 

Key benefits of interim managers

  • Hiring of expertise to deliver major technology programmes including data analytics, data security and digital improvement 
  • Cost-effective expertise to lead and deliver change and transformation 
  • Immediate access to specialist skills for delivering operational efficiencies
  • Leadership and programme management for successful end-to-end delivery of a merger, acquisition or disposal 

Typical assignments

  • Board and leadership 
  • Digital, change and transformation 
  • Commercial 
  • Finance 
  • Human resources  
  • Information technology 
  • Marketing and sales 
  • Operations 
  • Programme management 
  • Risk, governance and compliance  

Example roles

  • Interim CEO, COO, MD, CIO 
  • Interim CFO, FD
  • Interim CCO, HSO 
  • Interim CTO, Chief Data Officer, Head of Transformation, GDPR 
  • Interim Ops Director, Head of PMO, HRD 
  • Interm CMO, Commercial Director 

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Other services

  • Board effectiveness review 
  • Leadership assessment 
  • Executive coaching & development 
  • Succession planning 
  • Project recruitment 

Meet the team

Andrew Mcintee Bw Nw2

Andrew McIntee

Director

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Jerome Bull 840X530

Jerome Bull

Director

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Keith Butler 840X530

Keith Butler

Executive search consultant

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