fulfilmentcrowd appoints chief sales officer

Euxton-based international fulfilment services provider fulfilmentcrowd has appointed Andrew Turner as chief sales officer.

Andrew brings more than 22 years of experience in logistics, warehousing, transport and supply chain.

He joins from XPO Logistics where he was commercial director for the UK & Ireland. He has spent the last 12 years in senior commercial and business development roles, building profitable long-term partnerships with retail and product brand customers for companies including Yodel and Wincanton PLC.

The business currently operates fulfilment centres across the UK, USA, France and the Netherlands and will open its second distribution centre in Germany later this year.

Andrew will lead fulfilmentcrowd’s sales function, with a focus on expanding its business development team in key territories to accelerate growth by building new relationships with high-growth e-commerce retailers and partners around the world.

Andrew said: "I love the overall fulfilmentcrowd product – it’s where technology, e-commerce and retail meet. The in-house technology and fulfilmentcrowd customer app is one of the best platforms I’ve seen on the market and the company’s global growth trajectory is really impressive.

"There’s huge potential for the business due to the demand for digital-first solutions across medium enterprise-sized businesses. There’s a long-term trend to outsourcing warehouse logistics, fulfilment and returns and fulfilmentcrowd brings a new offer with its commercial model, which allows retailers to turn a significant proportion of fixed cost to variable, offering no ceilings on maximum volumes across multiple countries."

Lee Thompson, fulfilmentcrowd CEO, added: "We welcome Andrew at a crucial time in the business’ development where we are looking to scale our sales function to support more customers internationally.

"As well as adding new partner fulfilment centres, we’ve also hired experienced business development managers based on the ground in key growth markets to help raise the business’ profile. Andrew’s depth and breadth of sector experience, combined with leading successful commercial teams, will prove invaluable to the business as we grow.”

In addition to Andrew’s appointment, fulfilmentcrowd has also bolstered its in-house marketing team with Shannon Beck who joins as SEO content executive and Rachel Kirby who joins as product marketing executive. Shannon will be responsible for developing digital content for the company's own channels, while Rachel will be responsible for managing internal and external communications for product and software updates.

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