“Andrew joined the Programme at the M&S site in Welham Green towards the end of its cycle. He had a mountain to climb in terms of understanding the solution and complexity as soon as possible. He did this ably and applied himself excellently, owning and driving the project forwards and over the line."
"A great contribution in tough circumstances.”
Senior Project Manager
“Andrew successfully project managed the transition of an important customer into a new site on time and with no issues. He ensured that all Project documentation was in place and directed the team on the required tasks to ensure that the project was delivered successfully. Andrew is personable and reliable"
"I wouldn’t hesitate in working with Andrew again.”
Project Delivery Director, Network Logistics and Transport
"Andrew Quirke has worked for me on two occasions in the last 12 months (2018-2019) as an interim PM, working on a total of four projects."
"Andrew is a self starter who is knowledgeable, reliable and has a can do attitude to problem solving. I'd have no problem in working with Andrew again in the future should an opportunity arise."
Project Delivery Director DHL Retail
"Andrew worked for one of our 3PL partners, DHL, in the capacity of Programme Manager as we undertook a change in our WMS Operationg System in the Thrapston depot"
"During a period of 6 months. Andrew project managed this significant business change and was a great conduit between all the Stakeholders ensuring we landed this change in a seamless manner"
"Andrew for me, did more than programme manage and really got into the detail both operationally and systemically. He ensured ownership across all stakeholders ensuring the project was delivered on time"
Head of Logistics UK / USA / ROI at Primark Stores Limited
"I appointed Andrew to lead a change management programme for me at DHL/Primark contract and have worked with him for the past 6 months."
"The change was a WMS change, from a very old and antiquated Unison system to a Primark hosted JDA system."
"Any change of this magnitude is a complex beast but Andrew lead this change to what has been described as one of the best seen in DHL and certainly the best example in Primark’s history."
"Andrew did this by owning the project plan and immersing himself into the team."
"The on-site team very much see Andrew as the go to person on site now and right from day one would have considered Andrew as part of the team."
"Andrew is very structured and organised which you would expect of any senior project manager but to his credit he is also very level headed, works collaboratively across all levels and is very much at home when coaching and coaxing the solution or idea from the colleague."
"In summary it has been very easy to manage Andrew and an absolute pleasure to have worked with him. I would certainly reappoint if a similar opportunity came my way in the future."
"For anyone requiring a great project manager who does exactly what is says on the tin and a bit more, then Andrew is one of the best around."
General Manager, (Primark Contract) DHL Supply Chain
"I recently worked with Andrew at Primark’s Thrapston depot, replacing the legacy WMS with Primark’s JDA and Heavey voice solution which was delivered on time and declared a resounding success by the Operation. Andrew is a consummate professional. His knowledge of the Supply Chain and Logistics industry is excellent and he possesses strong PM skills whilst maintaining a calm exterior. He is clearly a first class Project Manager and I would have absolutely no hesitation in working with him again or in recommending Andrew."
Program Manager ICT Supply Chain at Primark Stores Limited
"Andrew was the Operations Project Manager for the 3PL running the Primark depot in Thrapston. Andrew was instrumental to the success of the operational side of the project by completing the operational project plan in line with the master project plan, ensuring the operational tasks were delivered on time, co-ordinating and controlling the testing and training of 500 colleagues and culminating in a very successful Go-live with site reaching BAU for store deliveries from day one and site able to reach pre-project KPI's and better."
Supply Chain Senior Project Manager at Primark Stores Limited
"Andrew joined the M&S General Merchandise Continuous Improvement team in October 2013. He was tasked with taking over a project that had been on-going for a while. Very quickly he understood the history and compiled the business case, engaged with the stakeholders, set up the required governance and kicked off the project."
"When the project was put on hold, Andrew showed his adaptability by quickly transferring to another project which was key to the overall M&S transformation programme. He showed a remarkable skill for quickly setting up the governance of the project including the RAAIDD Log, Financial Traker & managing the various workstreams on the project."
"As a result accurate information was shared upwards to the overall programme and as a management team we were fully aware of the latest progress of the project in all aspects."
"The project was delivered on time and within budget and most importantly it allowed the rest of the programme to continue to its required timescales."
"Andrew transferred back to his original project at the same time as closing down the first. Re – engaging with his stakeholders he took into account changes that had taken place since he had put the project on hold and was able to get the task back on track."
"In summary Andrew showed the skills required to make a successful PM within M&S, he utilised the skills he learnt on his Prince 2 Course and became a very popular member of the Projects Team and the wider GM Logistics Team. As a result of his attitude and skillset, Andrew had his contract extended from the original 6 months to a full year."
"I would wholeheartedly recommend Andrew for a position as a Project Manager within your organisation. He has the necessary skills to adapt quickly to any new role and will certainly bring benefits to any organisation."
Director Warehouse Operations and Logistics at Scotts Limited
"We engaged Andrew to Project Manage a 7 figure spend automation project within our 3PL Ecommerce Warehouse for a well - known High Street Retailer. Andrew was selected above other candidates due to his additional Operational background which was of great benefit throughout the peak period."
"Due to this experience, Andrew quickly understood the functions of the Operation and was able to lead the Project and Implementation with an understanding of how each department and Project Streams interacted and impacted upon each other."
"Andrew successfully hosted the Project Management meetings and produced the relevant Risk Logs, Status Reports and the Finance Traker which showed weekly spend against the budget. Andrew also provided the key focal point between the main supplier, secondary suppliers, customer and our own internal team to ensure any issues were flagged as appropriate and managed accordingly so the implementation went as smoothly as possible."
"Post implementation, Andrew's position was extended to assist peak season and to ensure full training, cover and knowledge sharing of the Automation aspect of the operation."
"I would recommend Andrew for future roles as he applied himself in a professional manner, intergrating himself into the Site Management team and gaining the respect of those who interfaced with him."
Account Director - 3PL
"I worked with Andrew at the House of Fraser e-comm site in Milton Keynes. Andrew was a great Project Manager always ensuring that I was fully involved and kept in the picture with the progress of the project."
"With Andrew's support and guidance we landed the Automation to time and budget. Even though technically the project had been completed, Andrew stayed with us to support peak volumes, training the staff and continued to work with the Engineers to find more ways of increasing the throughput of the automation."
"Andrew took a great practical and hands on approach to managing this challenging project."
General Manager - E-comm