Job title: Operations manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
  • Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain
Job published: 25-01-2019
Job ID: 32137

Job Description

Key Job Functions:

  • Optimise all processes with a focus on continuous improvement, aligning warehousing and logistics with demand
  • Manage individual and team performance, identifying and addressing staff development needs
  • Ensure appropriate manning levels and core competences are in line with business needs
  • Plan the production and despatch of goods in a cost-effective and timely manner
  • Effectively plan warehousing to optimise space availability, ensuring safe storage, clear identification and efficient retrieval of goods
  • Follow relevant KPI’s and implement a process of measurement, review and reporting
  • Drive efficiencies and cost-down initiatives with key suppliers
  • Negotiate and maintain relationships with couriers and freight forwarders
  • Manage and maintain our legal requirements regarding health and safety at all times

Candidate Profile:

  • Has proven experience of managing a warehousing and logistics operation within a busy logistics environment
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to deliver first-class business solutions
  • Is able to motivate, organise and encourage individual and team performance to ensure all targets are met or exceeded
  • Leads by example and efficiently deals with all people management issues
  • Has excellent planning and organisational skills, strong attention to detail and an ability to work to timescales and meet deadlines
  • Is numerate, analytical and IT literate with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can professionally respond to and deal with customer communication, by email and telephone
  • Is an honest, reliable and personable team player willing to ‘pitch in’ as required
  • Is confident and highly competent in liaising with customers, suppliers and couriers
  • Has relevant Health and Safety knowledge
  • Is educated to Degree level