General Manager, Warehouse & Distribution (Nothern Region)
Our client is recruiting for the role of General Manager Warehouse & Distribution in their Northern Region.
The role is to optimise performance of the Warehouse & Distribution departments in their region which covers depots in Wythenshawe, Immingham and Scotland (with Wythenshawe being the preferred base location) through effective leadership and strong change management capability, along with delivering a continued financial growth to a business area with significant capability to expand. The role will report to Divisional General Manager, UK Domestic.
The General Manager will be accountable for driving high performance service and efficiency levels through their network and its strategic transport partners. They will be responsible for the Managers/Team Leaders of Distribution and Warehouses in terminals which operates 24 hours daily, 6 days per week. Subcontractor relationship with haulage providers, equipment suppliers and management control are all key requirements. This will involve extensive interactions with those teams to ensure a clear understanding of the developments and requirements of the management team.
To lead, motivate, coach and develop a management and operational team to be able to implement the strategic Business Plan for the organisation is an essential part of the role. Developing the team to become capable of being future leaders and therefore succeeding onwards within this role is an essential element of the role.
A mature network already exists, however the capability to expand beyond their current platforms, including utilising new warehouse platforms and new distribution subcontractors within the region is a top priority for this role. This will be in line with a clear Business Plan which will guide the organisation towards its strategic goals.
It is essential to work with the Operational, Customer Service and Sales divisions in order to ensure the infrastructure exists to develop their own Domestic distribution customer offering at a time when this market has significant growth potential for our client. Development of pallet, groupage and parcel opportunities by working with skilled operations and sales colleagues is part of the roles requirements.
They will achieve agreed operational targets in line with budgetary constraints along with producing clear KPI’s to measure and improve performance. Achievement of their Group targets for IOD, IOA, IOL is essential.
By having a joint responsibility for the warehouse & distribution, it is expected to achieve full on time operations for Import arrivals, Export loading and Domestic distribution truck operations. The control of import deliveries in line with customer, market and operational expectations with a measurable KPI will be required. The role requires a high level of analytical assessment of financial results and cost awareness, to ensure budgetary targets are achieved and understood throughout the organisation.
Ensuring legislative compliance in all areas, including all aspects of Health & Safety and all certification/legislative undertakings are essential elements of the role.
Maintain relationships with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure effective operation and quality service.
Evaluate daily performance of operational functions to ensure they are of the highest standard and capable of future development.
The role requires the manager to select, train, motivate, appraise to develop and manage personnel to achieve total customer focus which shall lead to increased customer retention of divisional growth.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
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