Hamandeep’s Career Journey

March 2024 – To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, we share three stories of women who have had great successes at Unipart, and continue to build fantastic careers.

The first of these is Customer Engagement Manager, Hamandeep Kaur, who has been at Unipart since 2019, and was awarded the Hireco Rising Star Award at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2023.

The annual ceremony recognises and rewards organisations and individuals around the world who demonstrate excellence in their supply chain operations.

Hamandeep joined the Unipart Logistics’ two-year graduate scheme in 2019, and worked in multiple rotational placements across the business. With her first placement she created £70k worth of savings for a customer through an operational excellence activity, before moving on to an automotive client where she discovered a passion for supply chain.

When the UK went into lockdown, Hamandeep was selected to support a high-profile customer in the health sector as a Data Analyst. She delivered several digital dashboards, which drilled down into daily failures by supplier and service delivery, and produced a separate set of dashboards on providing live delivery data, enhancing the customer’s network optimisation.

Hamandeep then moved to support the Health Sector business development team, and wrote her first bid response, which helped Unipart win a significant e-commerce fulfilment services contract.

In just one year, Hamandeep contributed to three successful logistics tenders, including a major customer in the aerospace industry, and two successful consultancy tenders.

During this time Hamandeep harnessed The Unipart Way’s power of continuous improvement by developing her research, finance, commercial, and project management skills.

She was able to gain experience of how best to deliver value and excellence for customers, which opened up a clear route into a customer account role, where she now manages operational and commercial relationships for several key customers.

Gareth Uden, Unipart Logistics Business Unit Director, said: “Haman’s passion lies in delivery of the customer strategy and places the end consumer at the heart of everything she does.

“As we continue to evolve the customer and client experience, Hamandeep’s levels of work professionalism shine through, from presentation creation and delivery, monitoring and managing of work packages, but also the ability to focus on win:win for both the customer and Unipart.”

Hamandeep’s Unipart career is a shining example of what can be achieved at Unipart, and demonstrates The Unipart Way in action.