Jamie Beck

By: Julie Thorpe

Jamie BeckJamie Beck is a senior leader with 19 years’ experience working with international retail and supply chains. Driven, compelling, well-organised and consistently results-oriented with a track record of inspiring high performing teams and collaborations to deliver impact at scale.

A Sustainability and Supply Chain Management expert working with business and organisations to add value to existing operations and turn ideas into action.

At Arcadia Group Ltd, in his role as Arcadia’s ‘Head of Supplier Management’, Jamie was accountable for a wide range of areas, including managing all aspects of Supplier Management for all 7 of Arcadia’s brands.

The Arcadia Group’ principal activities are the retailing wholesaling and franchising of clothing and accessories in the UK and internationally through stores and the internet. The Group trades under the brand names Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Wallis, Evans, Miss Selfridge and Outfit. Group turnover is more than GBP 1.8 million per annum. https://www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/

Jamie’s role entailed managing over 600 suppliers, 1000+ factories in over 50 countries. He was responsible for building, monitoring and managing these relationships. Jamie worked closely with group sourcing to track sourcing patterns and provide detailed product information to the business.

Jamie led Arcadia’s Sustainability programme ‘Fashion Footprint’, which incorporates both the social and environmental dimensions of the way Arcadia manages its business and supply chain. In his position Jamie led the fashion footprint steering group, reporting directly to the Chief Executive to provide strategic oversight; ensuring that sustainability-related opportunities realised, and risks managed effectively, and resources allocated in the right way.

With the addition of Jamie to the Just Solutions team, we are able to offer one-stop, end-to-end consulting from supply chain management and logistics through to supplier monitoring, development and workplace transformation.