Operations / Logistics Director

£70000 - £90000 per annum
03 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This leading world class logistics and supply chain company is looking to recruit an Operations / Logistics Director.

The role…

Well…first of all…if you are not tenacious, passionate, knowledgeable and willing to support business change with a lean thought process and a passion for driving health and safety through positive coaching and support through your people and your operations…don't read on!!!

They have a superb opportunity for an experienced Operations/Logistics Director based in South Yorkshire.

You will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of their Warehouse operations.
You will have 4 Warehouse Managers reporting into you as well as a Transport Manager - oh and this is multi site so be prepared to travel…sites from Yorkshire, Cheshire, to Northamptonshire.

You will be responsible for:
- Ensuring the Warehousing and Logistics operations meets and exceeds their customer expectations with particular drive to look at external innovation and what is world class - bringing best practice into your operation,
- Ensuring that high standards are attained for all activities within the warehouse, providing vision, leadership, guidance and motivation to the site managers and the teams - you must have a presence - be seen - be communicative.
- Developing staff through communication and coaching - regular feedback, regular challenge to your peers, direct reports and stakeholders,
- A positive approach to lean methodology within an operational environment - housekeeping standards, value stream mapping, takt time, exposure of blocks and implementation of improvement activities - can do
- Budgetary understanding and control.
- Supporting all business tenders/bids from a Logistics perspective, understanding commercial offering within the industry and competitor strategies,
- Working with the other Divisional Business Unit Directors to develop new sales opportunities and Customers understanding the value add of our operations,
- Overall responsibility for developing the Health and Safety standards within the operational areas continuing our reputation for excellence in Health and Safety

The person….
- Degree educated.
- Senior level experience from a logistics business.
- Resilient - you need to take knock backs and come back stronger! You need to demonstrate confidence in your own ability and conviction in your operational excellence.
- Excellent people management and coaching capability
- Ability to evaluate and solve problems, able to provide strong logic and objectively interpret data to establish the key facts.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

If they have not presented this clearly - in a nutshell you need to be able to handle challenge and pressure and thrive on being able to show you can cut the mustard and deliver!

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