Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer - Case Study

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Chief Operating Officer

Sector: Consumer Retail
Location: Melbourne

Our client is one of Australia’s leading retail apparel businesses. They are a private business and the founder has developed the business over the last 30 years to over $60m turnover. They have built their reputation on the delivery of 5 core concepts: unsurpassed quality, quick delivery, extensive product range, value for money and valued relationships with customers.

Issue

Against the above background, there was an immediate requirement to appoint a full time Interim Executive with highly developed skills across warehousing, distribution and supply chain to report to the CEO. It was identified that this appointment would play a critical role in supporting the group's executive and operational team throughout the increased growth and change in demand experienced across the organisation. The business had exited their Head of Operations a few months earlier and the urgency of the requirement was compounded by the unprecedented economic backdrop (COVID-19) which the business was operating in. They needed an experienced specialist executive to provide hands on support to our client and future proof the entity.

Solution

EIM were able to quickly appoint an extremely experienced COO with a successful track record as a C-Suite executive / General Manager with experience in both a fast-paced retail and e-commerce environment as well as a distribution business. The individual was able to swiftly establish systems and processes for the client to have the right stock in the right place, at the right time at the right cost with 100% DIFOT. EIM's Interim Manager was able to establish robust forecasting, production and warehousing systems to enable the client to grow and continue to deliver to their exceptional high standards.


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