Simon Pattenden

International Supply Chain Projects Manager

The Body Shop



My journey began in media based in London, however being South Coast born and bred I have a love for the sea and the South Downs, so moved back home 20 years ago to start work at The Body Shop as an Agency Packing Operative. I never looked back. Over the last 2 decades I’ve gained invaluable experience from working on the shop floor to managing teams and projects and presenting solutions/business cases to our Supply Chain leadership team around the world. I have passed the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner Courses. I use my creative background to find solutions to problems and to communicate information and believe a fun, hardworking environment is key to creativity, respect and productivity.

Key Projects I have worked on;

  • Outsourced our Finished Gift Distribution Operation in UK and US to Kuehne & Nagel – 2010
  • Introduced Slip Sheeting for container shipping Finished Gift products from Thailand to UK/US/SGP (Direct Flow 1) – 2011
  • Insourced our eCom and Direct Selling Operation (originally outsourced in 2007 to UTi) – 2011
  • ASIA DC 3PL Retender – 2012
  • Batch Traceability Implementation – 2012
  • Implemented Voice Picking for our eCom and Direct Selling Operation – 2013
  • AGV RFI – 2014
  • Direct Flow 2 (container shipping direct from UK Vendors to UK/US/SGP) – 2014
  • Managed US DC Outsource tender through to final selection – 2014/15
  • Automation tender for EMEA Retail, eCom and Direct Selling – 2015/16
  • Project Managed Automation implementation – 2016/17

My hobbies include drumming, tennis, mountain biking and jogging (sometimes).

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