Michael Hirst
London & South East
Michael Hirst

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS & AWARDS LANGUAGE SKILLS COMPANY EXPERIENCE EXTERNAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT
France, Netherlands, Sweden Certificate of Professional Competence in National Road Haulage Operations French Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Mars, Unilever, Rolls-Royce, VF Corp (Lee & Wrangler), Whitbread. Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Mars, Unilever, Rolls-Royce, VF Corp (Lee & Wrangler), Whitbread.
 
SPECIALIST SKILLS Physical supply chain and logistics. Digital supply chain. Internet of things.
OTHER Having 24 years’ experience in physical supply chain and logistics and then 16 in the digital world is an unusual combination….

PROFILE

Michael Hirst
NXD Non-Exec

Michael Hirst is an independent adviser in IT, supply chain and logistics.  Senior manager recognised for manufacturing and supply chain subject matter expertise across private and public sectors.  Practical experience of the physical world of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics as well as the digital world of information technology.  Possesses excellent strategy, business development, commercial, consulting, communication and project management skills.

Key Skills:
·         Highly developed business process understanding across many industry sectors.

·         Designing business solutions – processes, technologies and information systems.

·         Strategic planning and forecasting.

·         Building strong customer relationships – including high-level client-side advice in private and public sectors.

Widely experienced as a strategist and operator – across Western and Eastern Europe working out of the UK, Amsterdam and Stockholm.   Developed supply chain and logistics strategies in-house and as an adviser across multiple industry sectors.  Built new business across multiple European markets.  Led implementations in systems integration, warehouse builds, operational turnarounds, improvement projects.

Strong grasp of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, brewing, chemicals, defence, electronics, FMCG, oil & gas, retail, textiles – with blue chips: Carrefour, Kraft, Mars, Rolls-Royce, Sony, Unilever, VF Corp (Lee & Wrangler), Whitbread.

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Business Development
  • Commercial & Legal
  • IT & Technical
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Operations and Production
  • Sales & Marketing
SECTORS:

  • Aerospace, Defence & Security
  • Automotive
  • Industrial, Chemical & Engineering
  • IT, Telecomms & Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, forestry & paper
  • Public Sector & Government
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Utilities & Energy
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