First Line Manager

Wincanton Logistics
Swindon, UK
21 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Overview
We are offering an exceptional candidate the chance to be a Warehouse First Line Manager within the RCC, to support the planning, co-ordination, and supervision of the warehouse operation; providing effective communication, leadership, motivation, training & development.

First Line Managers will be accountable for the day to day management of the Warehouse shift including managing resource, allocating tasks, service level achievement, and compliance. This is a permanent, full time role on a rotational shift pattern.

Key Accountabilities
  • Responsibility for all issues relating to Health & Safety and the Environment during shift
  • Support team leaders and colleagues through excellent communication and active leadership
  • Ensure co-ordination and handover management between shifts
  • Translate, analyse and deliver customer needs through effective operations
  • Ensure resource availability and skilled trained resource
  • Deliver consistent service levels seeking to exceed customer expectations
  • Effective leadership, management and communication with all warehouse departments
  • Responsible for ensuring high levels of excellence in culture and behaviours
  • Display a 'can do' attitude to enhance motivation of team
  • Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Recognise and proactively manage continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure all internal / external KPI's are achieved and regularly reviewed

Person Profile
  • Operational experience
  • Excellent organisational/time management skills
  • Effective People Management skills
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, motivation and planning skills
  • Excellent communicator (verbal & written)
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements
  • Computer literate
  • Ability To Work without direct supervision
  • Experience in a managerial role is desirable

About Us

It is an exciting time to join us...Wincanton is a leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) firm, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world's most admired brands in the UK and Ireland.

As the largest British logistics company, we work in diverse Industry Sectors such as Retail, Consumer Goods, Energy, Defence, Construction and Milk adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistic challenges. We put our Customers at the heart of everything we do, and our mission is "to make our Customers business's better every day".

We employ approximately 17,500 people across more than 200 sites and have a 3,400-strong fleet of vehicles.

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include 20% discount at B&Q [after successful completion of probation], company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

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Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

Internal Applicants: Please inform your Line Manager of your intention to apply for the above position.

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