Work Area Manager - Yorkshire Distribution Centre

Posted 3 days ago by Royal Mail

Job reference number 118289

Work Area Manager - Yorkshire Distribution Centre

Salary from £29,986 per annum, up to 10% performance related bonus and 25 days annual leave

Full time


Yorkshire Distribution Centre, Wakefield Europort, Normanton, WF6 2XX

We are looking for Work Area Manager, to join our team at the Yorkshire Distribution Centre to manage up to 45 direct reports including full and part time employees.

This is excellent opportunity to work with the largest UK parcel delivery and distribution service and work with a variety of stakeholders to include Shift Managers, Plant Manager and quality/safety leads to ensure productivity and the achievement of KPIs are exceeded.

The role

Reporting to the Early Shift Manager, you’ll be responsible for Royal Mail operations across the specified work area leading the successful achievement of quality of service, productivity, automation and employee targets.

As Work Area Manager you’ll lead a team of full and part time employees and be responsible for attendance management, conducting regular one to one/team meetings, training and development and reviewing the areas performance.

You’ll have responsibility for safety and engagement within the Distribution Centre and play a key role in driving and implementing Continuous Improvement initiatives.

In addition, you may be required to cover the Shift Manager duties in their absence.

Attendance: 06:00 – 14:12 Monday to Friday. A degree of flexibility is essential as you may be required to cover ad-hoc shifts to include weekends.

About you

In our operation people are our biggest asset!  If you can lead, motivate and inspire people to achieve great things even in the most challenging of circumstances then what are you waiting for?

From a Logistics or Operational background, you’ll have proven experience of successfully managing large teams in a unionised environment and improving performance KPIs (people, efficiency, quality and safety).

As well as managing our people, our operation requires an ability to think strategically, logically tackling complex problems, often under pressure.  This, coupled with a good numerical understanding will help you become a successful Manager at Royal Mail.

You’ll be able to demonstrate coaching, influencing and relationship management at all levels from senior management to workplace level.

You’ll need a high level of emotional intelligence to go with this because remember you are managing people and you will need to engage them to create a winning team to support you.  You will also have a passion to consistently improve results helping us to drive relentless change for the benefit of our people and our customers.

We are looking for people with bags of resilience and a huge amount of grit and determination.  We need you to have a “can do” attitude and when the going gets tough we need you to come back fighting (and smiling!) the next day because you thrive on the energy and adrenaline of a fast-paced environment and because you share our vision to make a difference!

About Us

At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 30 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values.  We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.




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