EXPATRIATE/INTERNATIONAL ROLE: BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR -AUTOMOTIVE THIRD PARTY CONTRACT LOGISTICS OPERATIONS – SOUTH EAST ASIA " 3PL Automotive Supply Chain & Logistics operations. A fantastic opportunity for an experienced automotive sector supply chain and logistics professional with excellent multi-site, end to end automotive supply chain and logistics operations management expertise to take the lead within highly successful automotive business unit" Competitive Car Allowance Bonus Benefits Actual Job Location: South East Asia Our client is very successful third-party logistics service provider with an impressive portfolio of multinational automotive accounts. This role is a high profile one, taking the lead in the further development and optimisation of a multi -site, $multi millon automotive business unit. Our client’s automotive supply chain solutions include Inbound to Manufacture, Aftermarket, Automotive Production, Packaging and other specialist services. As an experienced Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain specialist you will possess a track record which includes multi-site Distribution Centre Operations/General Management, most recently within a 3PL but perhaps combined with earlier in-house experience gained within an OEM or tier 1 or tier 2 supplier. You will work closely with your global multinational automotive client portfolio and will take the strategic and operational lead for multiple, automated and semi-automated DC’s in the South East Asia area. You will be responsible for strategic growth, operational development and performance covering both warehousing and transport logistics operations. You will also continue to engage and develop excellent automotive key account focused, client relationships at VP/Chief Executive level. The focus will be on the further development and growth of the automotive supply chain business unit, against stringent SLA’s and challenging KPI’s. You will lead, coach and develop your team of DC General Managers to create a best in class and high performing automotive business unit operation. To succeed in this role, you will be university degree educated, and will perhaps have benefitted from an in-depth management development programme either with a large 3PL/third party logistics or within automotive manufacturing. This will have encompassed a series of operational leadership roles covering both warehousing and complex transport networks interspersed with supply chain and logistics project work culminating in your current or most recent senior operational/head of logistics/business unit leader role, running either one or several large scale automotive supply chain NDCs or RDCs employing at least 800-1000 staff.. Your 3PL/third party logistics experience will have included extensive strategic key account management and client stakeholder engagement. Either in house or within a 3PL/third party logistics provider you will have built upon your supply chain and logistics project management and continuous improvement skills to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. You may already have been involved in new site openings, through to large scale physical and systems redesigns. This will all have been achieved whilst ensuring that operations remain fully functional delivering high levels of accuracy and on time delivery within the automotive supply chain. You will be strategic and commercially minded, with experience of shaping strategic plans and implementing cost saving initiatives in complex, automotive supply chain and logistics operations. You will be experienced in coaching and leading teams through numerous periods of change and growth, producing high performing teams. You will be ambitious, with a track record of successful performance improvement and results delivery, as you build your expertise in this exciting role, to eventually take on a senior executive leadership role at VP/Chief Executive level in developing /emerging international markets. The ideal applicant will be university degree educated perhaps in logistics or business or engineering. You will be a high energy, resilient person, with a warm personality and a real passion for developing people and driving a logistics business to succeed. Your talent and development reviews to date will already have earmarked you as a high potential talent. You will currently be operating at Head of/Business Unit Management or Senior Operational Director/equivalent level within 3PL automotive logistics. From an operational perspective you must be adept at running a complex automotive supply chain and logistics operation. In terms of budgetary responsibility my client’s business is big – with $multi million plus revenue so your financial management and planning skills will be excellent. Your attention to detail, self-control and drive will be of the highest levels. You will be comfortable persuading, influencing and presenting at both shop floor and director level internally and externally to global multinational clients from all corners of the globe. Previous experience of working abroad or extended periods of travel to South East Asia/Asia or other developing markets will be highly advantageous as you will need to be able to quickly adapt to a different cultural style and your personal people management and leadership approach will be one that respects loyalty and engenders trust whilst remaining highly results driven and focused on success. In return our client offers a competitive salary (low tax) and benefits such as car, bonus, pension, healthcare and fantastic career development. Relocation assistance will be provided including short term rental support and potentially school fees.