February 2019

Interim Head of Supply Chain – Retail

By | February 14th, 2019|Representative Sample of Jobs|

Equivalent £Significant Six-Figure Day Rate – Immediate Start London Based This is one of the Market leaders in their field with retail sites throughout the UK and Europe. Reporting to the Food Commercial Director, you will be responsible for managing, forecasting and supply planning processes together with delivering waste KPI’s. In addition to this, you [...]

What you need to know about joining a board of directors

By | February 13th, 2019|All News and Events|

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been an increased focus on the board of directors at major companies. This focus has questioned pay levels, diversity and the capabilities of companies to survive the current economic climate. It's not all bad, though. With this focus, more seats have been created at the table, with [...]

Sir Alex Ferguson can teach us a lot about leadership

By | February 8th, 2019|Leadership|

Even if you are not a sport fan, you might have heard the name Sir Alex Ferguson. The iconic former Manchester United manager led his football team to multiple major titles over a reign spanning more than 25 years. Since he retired, Ferguson has even been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, such is [...]

Move of the Week: Jones will get Halfords motoring

By | February 8th, 2019|Move of The Week|

Graham Stapleton has turned to a trusted former colleague to help deliver his plan of streamlining the Halfords business. This week it was reported that former Dixons Carphone executive Keith Jones will join as chief operating officer as part of a restructure of the leadership team which will see the roles of group commercial director [...]

Price rises and shortages predicted in the event of a no-deal Brexit

By | February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A number of leading retailers including Asda and Waitrose have warned the government that a no-deal Brexit could cause large scale disruption to the food supply chain. Grocery price rises The retailers detailed their concerns in a letter, which was supported by the trade body the British Retail Consortium. The most significant issue which the [...]

Leading an older team? Follow these tips for success

By | February 5th, 2019|Leadership|

The prevailing culture of meritocracy means leadership roles are usually given to those individuals who demonstrate the best fit for the job. This may result in a younger person being in a senior role and managing workers who are a decade or more older. In a society where people often compare themselves with their peers [...]

UK Retail Industry News

By | February 1st, 2019|All News and Events|

A new super lightweight plastic trolley is being released by shopping cart maker Polycart for the retail and convenience sector. The plastic cart; apart from being far lighter in weight than its metallic counterpart, has a longer lifespan and is fully recyclable and therefore more environmentally friendly. The new trolleys feature branded handles, advertising space [...]

Move of the Week: AO.com’s John Roberts back in top job

By | February 1st, 2019|Move of The Week|

Anyone who believed John Roberts would struggle to be fulfilled by a role focused purely on “innovation and inspiring Ao.com’s people” looks to have been proven right. Roberts confirmed this week that he would return to lead the business he founded back in 2000 with immediate effect, replacing current chief executive Steve Caunce. Roberts said, [...]