Operations Manager

Posted 17 February by Talentspa

Operations Manager - Days
(Interim Position)

Location: Preston

Who are we?
At Menzies Distribution we’ve been delivering across the UK since 1833 – to and from every high street, as well as reaching the areas others can’t. Today, we’re Logistics UK’s most innovative business of the year. With a strong focus on the future, sustainability and innovation – we keep moving forwards.

About the role:

Are you an experienced Operations Manager looking for your next opportunity?

We’re looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our team in Preston. We’re looking for someone with a smart approach and previous people management skills. Who will be able to blend in to a small ‘in plant’ team to successfully manage the operation of the contract.

This is a 4 month fixed term contract (Monday-Friday), in addition to a standard salary this role has a holiday allowance of 20 days excluding bank holidays.

What your day will look like:

  • Maintain a safe working environment which complies with all aspects of the Company H&S policy
  • Accountability for the management and supervision of the dispatch operation.
  • Effective leadership and management developing best practice across areas of responsibility.
  • Manage, support and develop the operational team through continuous improvement and proactive communication.
  • Ensure the performance of the operation exceeds customer expectations in line with recognised contract KPI’s.
  • Liaise, support and develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Responsible for compliance including H&S and Standard Operating Procedures, including accident investigation and route cause analysis.
  • Assist the Contract Manager in ensuring all operational performance standards are met, monitored and maintained in accordance with contractual service level agreements
  • Line management responsibility for the relevant Human Resources Policies and practices such as recruitment, development, absence management, performance management etc
  • Undertaking reviews as necessary and giving feedback on any performance or time keeping issues etc, undertaking action as necessary.
  • Plan and arrange for the training and development of operational staff, including upholding highest standards of H&S ensuring all inductions and regular training is complete and logged.
  • Ensure and monitor effective use of driver and vehicle resources, being proactive in achieving fuel efficiency and improved MPG
  • Establish and develop working relationships with the customer, representing the contract in relevant cross functional and external review meetings on a daily, weekly, monthly basis as required.
  • Compile and analyse operational and financial performance data to identify service efficiencies  and improvement around, MPG, Tachos, fuel and damage.
  • Coordinate site housekeeping/maintenance to ensure H&S requirements are upheld

What we need from you:

  • ‘Right To Work’ in the UK
  • Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph and WTD legislation.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety.
  • Able to manage, motivate and develop people
  • Budget management
  • CPC holder
  • Project management
  • KPI development and measurement
  • Ability to plan and organise effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use and understand computerised systems including TMS and WMS systems
  • High level of accuracy and numeracy, keen eye for detail
  • Transport management experience preferable
  • Exxperience of P+L
  • Proficient experience of Microsoft  Excel

Application questions

Do you have an in date CPC?
Do you have previous transport management experience?

Reference: 42044262

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