Cairin Brennan

Successful Operations and Supply Chain manager with over 20 years management experience, I have a solid background in supply chain and business operations, and I am now looking for my new role in a well-respected firm to broaden my career and area of expertise. Highly organized self-starter, being able to quickly adapt and add an immediate value by utilizing agglomerate of transferrable skills, I am confident managing multiple work streams simultaneously with strong emphasis on operational excellence, change management and stakeholder management expectations. Excellent communicator, equally comfortable communicating complex business goals to senior management and company’s workforce

Area of expertise

  • Performance and process improvement management in logistics, procurement and end-to-end stock management 
  • Strong understanding of Lean organizational structure design, lean management principles and methodologies enabling the execution of operating model optimization and organizational frameworks design.
  • Project and Program Management understanding (Drafting Plans, Developing and Implementing strategies and Monitoring Budget)
  • Cross-functional, cross-business matrix management experience using, using collaborative approach to influence business partners and peers across the firm. 
  •  C level stakeholders communication and presentation skills

Work Experience

The British Museum [Contract]

Senior Administrator  March 2020 – Aug 2020Oct 2018 – Mar 2019      

The British Museum Senior Administrator role for the Learning and Development department is characterized by divers set of responsibility. Focal point of this position is delivering superb office management and administrative support.

  • Provide the Director of Development with proactive, efficient, and effective support;
  • Managing, coordinating and utilizing administrative workload of a small team 
  • Manage cross-department administrative projects; 
  • Facilitate excellent internal communications within the department and with key Museum;
  • Single point of contact about facility operations and maintenance, including financial evaluation, risk assessment and project delivery. 
  • Administer accounting duties including fees paying in, purchase order file and credit card reconciliation.

Supply Chain Manager/Office Manager

Elemental Herbology Ltd  •  May 2019 - October 2019

Direct team of 20 Warehouse operatives and administrative staff and continually implement measurers to maximize of the Logistic Department. Conduct programme management reviews, utilizing management system tools for cost reporting and variance analysis. Prepare requests for proposal submittals, subcontract statements of work and estimation volume as a member of cross-functional proposal teams.

  • Oversee and control the day-to-day management of the company's logistics functions. 
  • Coordinating and enforcing operational and personnel policies and procedures across all facilities for both component unfinished goods.
  • Establishing highly effective logistic support, materials management, and implementing a strategy for standardization by using common component across similar product lines.
  • Consult the firm on appropriate marketing objectives based on product release, specifics and capacity.
  • Work with development team on suppliers' selection, onboarding and management for establishing sustainable business relationships and  improve ways of working
  • Obtain quotes and negotiate favorable production cost rate for components/products based upon key factors: pricing, lead times for delivery, quality and minimum order quantities
  • Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management Sage Business - monitor the purchasing process from beginning to end, input and follow-up of replies, barcode generating etc.
  • Collaborate with design team to secure labeling and packaging regulations compliance;
  • Seamlessly coordinate all subcontract management responsibilities.

Senior Administrator [Contract]

Royal Air Force Museum  •  October 2018 - March 2019

The Senior Administrator oversees all administrative management duties for the organization and administrative tasks relating to the Senior Director and Team.

  • Managing complex diaries and organizing meetings pro-actively, controlling access to the managers, based on a thorough business understanding and priority settings
  • Overseeing day to day management of all facility issues that arise across a range of different sites.
  • Single point for contact for maintenance project planning, progress monitoring and completion.
  • Financial administration, budget preparation financial processing and internal reporting.
  • Ensuring that all environmental services are running efficiently and effectively.
  • Conducting 'assessments of risk' to the health and safety of the workforce to ensure safe and suitable working environment, compliant with the latest Health and Safety legislation. 
  • Procurement administration —  responsible for the provision, effective management and delivery of a responsive efficient and professional buying service to the organization.
  • Processing Freedom of Information requests in accordance with Royal Air Force Museum policy and guidelines.

Office Manager/Operations Line Manager

TNT Express Logistics Limited  •  February 2009 - November 2017

Leading a team of 100 employee across Warehouse operations, logistic delivery partners and office administration. The primary purpose the role is to support the organisation providing leadership and motivation to staff in  specific area of operation, ensuring service; productivity; quality; security and cost targets are met and standard procedures are followed. Provide input and share best practice to support the current and future operations strategy including recruitment and resource planning. 

  • Oversee and control the day-to-day management of the company's logistics functions.
    Ensuring that the resource and requirements of the operation are fulfilled within budget throughout the year.
  • Plan, monitor, negotiate and control expenditure on areas such as overtime, sub- contracting, suppliers, service providers and fleet maintenance and transportation costs;
  • Overseeing the implementation of business-critical systems and security protocols, 
  • Simplifies operations and increase productivity.
  • Providing leadership, motivation, training and development of the workforce, executing against customer requirements, operational performance and Standard Operating Procedures compliance 
  • Establishing “meeting cadence'' to keep teams aligned towards the latest business objectives and cascade information from senior management and to ensure work momentum
  • Analyze business unit specific MI reports : identify trends and area of concerns used for determination of short-term, mid-term, and long-term business objectives.
  • A central point of contact for staffing deployment maximizing  productivity through regular training and performance reviews


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