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Matthew Roberts

I joined Hatmill in September 2021 having worked in logistics for over 25 years, managing global operations and overseeing large-scale transformation programs. This includes working in both 3PL and in-house operations, duty and tax optimization, centralized freight visibly, and control across Pharma, Consumer, Drinks, Food, OTC, and Medical Devices sectors for Teva, GSK, Smith&Nephew, and PepsiCo.

I have 25+ years of International Global Supply Chain experience across the Food, Life Science and Pharma sectors.

I have 25+ years of International Global Supply Chain experience across the Food, Life Science and Pharma sectors. My direct responsibilities have included; Procurement, Planning/ Inventory Management, Warehouse/ Transport, Trade Compliance, Customer Service and Commercial operations.

Prior to joining Hatmill, I was responsible for overseeing 2 large Logistics transformation pieces of work at Teva and GSK that both delivered over £90m indirect P&L savings, £30m+ of duty and tax savings and supported taking 2-3 days out of inventory though lead-time reductions.

Key experiences:

  • Warehousing- Experienced in Automation, In and Outsourcing local and global operations, network optimisation, driving continuous improvement into operations via OpEx methodologies.
  • Transport- Local/ Regional and International design of Air/ |Road/ Sea and Rail dry and temperature sensitive solutions, solutions, reviewing owned v outsourced fleet and reviewing outsourced transport (control tower) solutions across./, 3PL, 4PL and Broker services.
  • Procurement- conducted global warehousing and transport agreements with most global LSPs and Wholesalers.
  • Planning- Setting up S&OP and IBP processes, managing inventory, centralizing supply and demand functions into hub locations.
  • Compliance- Designing and implementing Sanction Screening and ABAC screening services and design and control of global customs broker networks.
  • Tax optimization via trading hubs and central stock ownership models supporting transfer pricing models

My passion is designing creative solutions that deliver Safety, Service, Quality and Cost improvement and Hatmill gives me the chance to do that everyday with multiple clients.

By improving their demand forecast, we helped one client save £3m in agency staffing costs (that’s an 18% reduction).
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