Shipping and fulfilment firm champions internal promotion with Head of Business Development hire
Gareth Thomas has been appointed as Head of Business Development at the global order fulfilment company Systemise Fulfilment.
Gareth was formerly Head of Operations at the firm’s warehouse in Brigg and has worked at the company for 4 years. In his new role, Gareth will lead the full suite of customer support, sales and marketing activity at Systemise Fulfilment. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having built his own successful business and warehouse.
Gareth Thomas, commenting on his promotion, explained: “After launching and growing the Brigg warehouse successfully over the past 4 years, with the support of Kevin and Kylie – I was ready for a new challenge where I can help the wider business to grow too – so taking on this role seemed like the natural next step in my career. I’m happy to say the Brigg warehouse has also been left in the capable hands of Rachel Dunn.”
Keen to nurture a great workplace culture for employees, Kevin Blackburn and Kylie Thomas, the co-directors of Systemise Fulfilment, are prioritising internal promotions and ensuring that employees have a pathway to grow and develop in their roles.
The company has recently introduced a new reward and recognition programme for employees called the ‘Systemise Fulfilment Blueprint’ – to clearly state their commitment to employees. The programme aims to recognise employees for their achievements, provide tailored progression routes and offer extensive employee benefits, including discounted products and an employee profit-sharing scheme.
Systemise Fulfilment also recently appointed Nikki Thomas as Head of Global Human Resources, promoted Rachel Dunn to Head of Partner Operations at their Brigg warehouse, Rebecca Phillips to Head of Partner Operations at their Scunthorpe warehouse and Siobhan Riley to Head of Quality Assurance across the organisation.
Kevin Blackburn, Director at Systemise Fulfilment, commented: “As the business has grown significantly over the last 12 months, we’ve been reviewing our team structure and making changes that will allow every aspect of the business to run more efficiently. Gareth has extensive experience in the industry with over 7 years of experience. He has built and run his own warehouse and knows the business inside and out, so promoting him from warehouse operations to this key leadership role to support me was a no-brainer, and the transition has been seamless.”
“Internally promoting Gareth and adjusting the team structure has also opened up new opportunities for other deserving team members to be promoted, including Rachel, Rebecca, Shaun, Owen and Siobahn, as well as opening up opportunities to bring in additional expertise to the team, which we have seen with the appointment of our brilliant Head of Global Human Resources, Nikki Thomas earlier this year.”
Systemise Fulfilment provides a one-stop solution for prep and order fulfilment needs – handling the receipt, inspection, preparation, quality control, storage, shipping, and order process for Amazon FBA and eCommerce businesses. To date, Systemise Fulfilment has shipped over 4 million units for partners and customers worldwide, expanding its operations in the UK, Europe, and the USA.