Simplification projects should boost improvement – but it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily simple themselves. They can be large and with many facets and workstreams. In this episode, I’m joined by Steve Leach, Sales Director at convenience grocery brand, Nisa Retail, to help explore how he approached some of their simplification. This is the secord of the mini-series, “Simplification Stories”, in partnership with Simon Hedaux from Rethink Productivity.
So, listen in to this episode and you’ll hear:
- The different ways that Steve’s team tackled a particular challenge.
- How Nisa used key people to build momentum behind their simplification and transformation.
- And how they’ve developed their new Nisa Express format.
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Introducing Steve Leach
Steve Leach is the Sales Director at Nisa. Essentially, he is accountable for UK sales and new business strategy to maximise revenue, growth and profit. Plus, he aims to exceed partner recruitment targets to help encourage more independent retailers into the group and deliver even more benefits.
He has a broad experience having worked with several major retailers. He’s previously worked at Marks and Spencers, Sainsbury’s, Boots and Vodafone. These roles have included Retail Director, Store Manager, Head of Retail Operations and Head of Transformation.
The best place to connect with Steve is on Twitter, where you can find him with the handle @first4retail.
Further episodes of the Retail Transformation Show
If you enjoyed this episode, then here are further episodes of the podcast to check out too.
FIrstly, check out Steve Leach’s first appearance on the podcast. This was episode 37: How Nisa Are Transforming Independent Grocery Retail (part 1) and episode 38: (part 2).
Next and if you’ve not already done so, you might also want to catch up on the initial “Simplification Stories” episode. This is episode 137: Is Lean Six Sigma Still Relevant?
And finally, take a listen to episode 105: Simplifying Retail Operating Models. Here, you can explore the challenges of simplification, along with recommended approaches.