Site Hub Operations Manager

Recruiter
Techsearch
Location
Milton Keynes
Posted
10 Dec 2018
Closes
02 Jan 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Site Operations Manager (Supply and Distribution)

Primary Location: Milton Keynes / Northampton area commutable from several areas and cities across Northants, Bedfordshire, Luton, West Midlands etc

The Package: Comprehensive! - £70 – 80k Plus £5k Car and 20% Bonus

Managing a 250,000 square foot distribution and parcel hub

Reports to: UK Operations Director

Our client is a market leading postal services provider offering a comprehensive range of parcel delivery products. Each year they collect, sort and transport billions of parcels. They take pride in delivering and maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and are recognised as a true industry market leader. This in turn makes for a rewarding, progressive place to work.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Operations Management team in a business-critical role. It’s an exciting time to join; growth, business change and strategic operational development programmes are all happening, right now!

You will set the pace, the strategy, leading through KPI’s and performance metrics so you can measure growth and performance. This is a rapidly changing business, so your ability to lead, manage and cope with change is vital. You will lead with excellent coaching and people management skills, working towards the strategic company vision.

You will be a proven Logistics and Distribution Operations Manager or General Manager, ready to take your next step to manage a large team and site. You will be responsible for leading a team of high performing managers and colleagues. This includes several hundred colleagues, ensuring performance and operational targets are met.

Responsibilities:

Operational Management:

* Lean management of volume flows from collection
* Leadership of your flagship depot
* You will lead warehouse planning to achieve efficiency targets
* You will review work forecasts and determine the resource required to meet challenging performance targets

Leadership:

* You will motivate, lead and performance manage your team to deliver outstanding results
* Encourage employee engagement and participation in continuous improvement and coach associates in quality tools and lean methodologies
* Leading and motivating a large team in the pursuit of demanding cost, productivity and quality targets

Financial and Budgetary Performance

* You will own and manage the operational P&L, delivering and exceeding budgetary targets
* Monitor and control costs - managing a £Multi-Million budget across multiple locations
* Ability to deliver cost savings initiatives, leading and managing robust financial change programmes to improve productivity, quality and efficiency metrics

Change Management

* Be a ‘change champion’ though clear communication of change
* Be a ‘solution provider’ in a change culture and work with other departments to make change happen effectively
* Plan, evaluate and improve business processes and procedures to enhance quality, efficiency and output

Requirements

* You should have strong people management experience, demonstrating your ability to lead high performing teams. You will be a natural leader who can lead, motivate and develop colleagues to achieve their full potential. You will be an experienced logistics and Supply Chain professional with operational management experience.
* With a natural ability to successfully implement change and manage change – your first challenge will be to set up and help launch a new location!
* Senior Management experience within a FMCG / 3PL / Distribution HUB environment
* Experience in a manual/semi-automated mail distribution sector would be preferred, but not essential.
* Possess excellent business judgement, ability to set a long-term vision, whilst managing the day to day
* Ability to influence stakeholders through clear and concise business cases
* Experience of managing strategic business growth plans

Naturally, you will have the resilience and tenacity to succeed in a fast-paced Logistics environment with conflicting and changing priorities with the gravitas required to gain the respect of a sizeable multi-functional work-force.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly credible and experienced logistics leader to have an immediate impact on the performance of this business

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