National Operations Manager

Our client has a vacancy for a National Operations Manager to manage and oversee the warehouse and logistic functions across all sites within the business to achieve the safe, efficient, timely and profitable delivery of orders to customers. In addition, you will maintain and develop the business structures with profitable implementation of the Company’s Objectives in relation to internal logistics and operational standards.

Qualifications required

Degree in Logistics/Business or related subject desirable but not essential

Professional qualification (e.g. RHA’s CPC and membership of a professional body; MILT or CIPS)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

Experience of warehousing, logistics and distribution

Experience within a similar industry is highly desirable

Financial and Commercial awareness

Sound knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and practice

Basic working knowledge of environmental legislation

Knowledge and experience of work processes

Multi-site experience preferred

Good interpersonal and people management skills

Good motivator and people developer

Highly organised; must be able to prioritise to manage workloads

A thorough knowledge of the Supply Chain is required, with particular emphasis on experience of: Warehousing, Transport, Health and Safety and Logistics IT

Communication and negotiation skills are essential

A wide range of experience at senior manager level within an operations, distribution and multi-site environment

Proficient in providing business solutions and communicating these for execution

Knowledge of the customer base and target market preferred

Understanding of operational issues related to business performance and productivity

Key Results Areas

To deliver targeted improvements to group internal logistics

Work closely with Warehouse Managers to ensure efficient logistics operations

Work with the Operations Director on specific regional and national projects

Continual analysis and review of operational processes across sites to establish their effectiveness

Actively seeking cost effective solutions to improve the strategic and tactical running of the business

To meet business objectives of responsiveness and agility to maximise customer satisfaction by developing best practice operational cost efficient processes

To develop and maintain best operating practice for the business, where appropriate ensuring the consistency of working methods and procedures across all sites, including stock management processes

To maximise efficiency and productivity through the effective deployment of resources and staff; recommend appropriate investment in plant and machinery

To monitor achievement of service levels, operating efficiencies, stock management, and supporting administration. To take remedial action where required in consultation with the Operations Director

Support the implementation of Stock Management methods and procedures to increase stock availability at sites while reducing overall stock holdings

To establish and maintain strong, productive working relationships with the sales team to achieve a realistic standard of service which both meets and exceeds customer expectation

To ensure efficient logistic management across all sites

To take responsibility for recruiting, appraising, training and developing supervisors and staff

To manage the cost budgets in areas of responsibility

To ensure the security, repair and maintenance of the sites, including offices, land, plant and machinery

To liaise with external security agencies and service providers as appropriate

To maintain a high profile for health and safety and to ensure the enforcement of safe working practices at all times; to ensure the adherence of supervisors and staff to the statutory and Company requirements in respect of all H&S issues

To liaise with external transport haulers to ensure the most effective costs and efficiencies

Undertake quarterly review meetings with transport suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness and optimum service

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

Reference: 33776179

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