Operations / Logistics Director

£80000 - £90000 per annum
26 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019
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.

You will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of their Warehouse operations. They are across 4 sites from Yorkshire to the Midlands with 150 employees across the sites and a team of Warehouse Managers and Team Leaders.

Key to this role is to have customer KPIs as your number one priority; quality, cost and delivery. In order to deliver on these commitments - you will do this through positively engaging with your team through clear communication, expectations and by creating a culture of honest feedback and continuous development.

You will have a passion and expertise for logistics and operations and able to articulate your understanding of world class practice and how you can bring innovation in this operation with the use of new technologies and methods of working. You will also demonstrate you understanding and application of robust lean principles.

You will be responsible for:
- Ensuring the Warehousing and Logistics operations meets and exceeds 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.
- Resilient
- 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
- Excellent commercial skills

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