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Warehouse & Distribution Manager


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Warehouse & Distribution Manager

C£45000 Benefits


Commutable from Gloucester, Worcester, Pershore, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Evesham, Cheltenham, Ashchurch, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Stroud, Nailsworth, Cirencester, Malvern, Leominster, Redditch, Bromsgrove


As an experienced Warehouse and Distribution manager, how often have you gone into a role where you can make massive, positive changes?

Maybe you've worked in previous roles where you knew the company's systems could be much better if you were allowed to use your skills.

Guess what?

This is that elusive role.

Our client is a privately owned business who've been trading successfully for almost 30 years. They're a manufacturer and wholesaler of high-end, fixed installation, domestic products, with their own manufacturing facility in China.

Historically, their routes to market have been through merchants and retail stockists. However, they've now moved into the specification world and supply developers for larger-scale commercial and residential projects.

Their new CEO is focused on growth and has facilitated the development of new products, which have been very well received by the market.

So, they're setting the scene for significant growth and success.

However, their warehousing and distribution systems need a significant overhaul. And that's where you come in with your skills and ambition to create a world-class operation, almost from scratch.

You'll work closely with the new Supply Chain Director to implement an effective warehouse management system to complement their existing ERP platform. A core part of that process will be creating process maps of the order profiles, flows and layout of the warehouse to choose the correct warehouse management system. The warehouse regularly receives imports/containers from its China manufacturing facility.

In addition, you'll be leading the day-to-day operations in the warehouse, including managing a team of distributors and drivers and liaising with a 3PL provider.

The overall focus for this role is to future-proof the company for its future growth plans, which will include reviewing the structure of its delivery fleet and distribution operation. So, you'll be able to draw on your experience in distribution management to facilitate that and liaise with third party transport pallet and carrier networks.

They will also likely need to alter their current day shift. So, you'll also need to run a performance review of this pattern and productivity levels to ensure OTIF, based on the best methods of goods receipt, put away, replenishment, picking, order preparation, loading vans and ensuring there is staff cover. This may include negotiations with staff over hours and terms and conditions. As such, you'll be able to use your first-class people management and communication skills to introduce those changes.

As for your background, our client expects you will have significant experience in operational warehousing and logistics, ideally within a UK B2B business. Plus, with safety being a prime concern, you'll need to show proven leadership in Health and Safety (IOSH / NEBOSH qualified).

Ultimately, you'll thrive on the challenge of transforming a warehouse and distribution facility to create a future-proofed, world-class operation.


As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss. So please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, LX 1182461 or call us on 01905 381 320.



  • Executive Recruitment Consultant - Interim Executive Division


    £Competitive + bonus/commission scheme & benefits scheme

    Location: Pershore, Worcestershire


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions is a leading independent executive search consultancy with experience recruiting across a diverse range of industries and service sectors. The client portfolio spans both the UK and international market places. Specialising in middle and senior management appointments we are able to source high quality candidates from the UK as well as all over the world, in a variety of disciplines, from key management roles to board level directors.

    We utilise leading edge recruitment technology and marketing tools and work with a large blue chip multinational client base offering a full range of talent, recruitment, and assessment services.


    The role of Executive Recruitment Consultant - for our Interim Executives Division will be a good combination of new business development, account management and both consultative and transactional recruitment. You will be working as part of a very successful and established team that enjoys a strong reputation in the marketplace. You will be involved in the whole recruitment lifecycle from developing client relationships, attending client visits, new business development, advertising, interviewing and managing your candidates through a client's selection process to the point where you place the candidate in a suitable role. You will have access to state of the art recruitment software and a candidate and client database that is proactively and regularly updated by our recruitment support team.

    You will be responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing and consulting with candidates on their career aspirations as well as forging strong relationships with clients and companies to understand their requirements and corporate culture to ensure that you source the very best candidates for them. You will develop and expand your interim executives division and identify new business opportunities. You will also be expected to work as part of a team and develop excellent working relationships both internally and externally.



    • Graduate calibre with lots of drive, ambition, and commitment.
    • Experienced in recruiting managerial and executive level candidates.
    • Experience of recruiting interim executives advantageous
    • Experienced technical and competency/behavioural interviewer.
    • CIPD level 3 or 5 would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Psychometric test or coaching qualifications would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Articulate with the ability to build rapport and relationships with senior stakeholders and decision makers within the corporate marketplace.

    A consultative, solutions focused approach.

    Experience within the interim executives recruitment sector or experience of recruiting temporary managerial staff.

    Excellent customer service/key account relationship management experience.
    A hardworking and committed individual who is looking to contribute and progress within a growing company whilst maintaining their work, family life balance.
    Ideally you will have previous recruitment experience gained either as an in-house recruiter, or as HR/Talent Acquisition/Resourcing Manager or with a recruitment/executive search and selection consultancy.

    You will be a high achieving and articulate candidate who is able to present to the highest levels within business. Having excellent organisational skills, you will be able to work on multiple projects at any one time, ensuring that all are delivered on time and to a successful conclusion.

    In return we offer a relaxed but challenging, team orientated, highly focused environment within a growing business. As well as a competitive salary we offer bonus/commission and a range of other benefits.

    These roles are offered on a full or part time or job share basis and hybrid working. This may involve occasional evening calls to candidates/clients. The role will predominantly be based from our offices near Pershore.




  • Business Development Manager - Recruitment Solutions

    Business Development Manager - Recruitment Solutions - Full Time or Part Time



    £Competitive Pro Rata Bonus/Commission Benefits


    Worcestershire (Hybrid)




    As an experienced sales professional, what's it like to sell a service that you know isn't very good?


    It's difficult to sell when, deep down, you don't believe what you're saying.


    So, how would you feel about selling a professional recruitment service that excels in every way? A sales role where you can confidently create solutions around customers' requirements and know you have the backup of a talented team to carry them out perfectly?


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions are well-established and highly respected in the international recruitment industry. With clients on every continent, we specialise in delivering a tailored recruitment service with multiple selling points.


    It's not just about finding people. Our team is well-trained in using multiple tools to assess personality and cultural fit. Plus, our 35 years of expertise in our sector means our clients trust our judgement when we submit candidates for review.


    Over the past year, we've expanded our team and invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology to help us provide the best recruitment service possible. And now we're looking to expand our client base.


    So that's where you come in.


    You'll need to be an experienced sales professional who excels in solution selling. All our clients have different requirements, so it's about crafting a solution to fit their particular needs. We don't use a catalogue!


    As such, experience in the recruitment industry is ideal. However, we will consider people with relevant expertise selling other tailored services. Your core skills will include intelligence and communication, as you'll be interacting with clients from senior to c-suite level.


    Ideally degree qualified, you'll be a confident, resourceful, and proactive sales professional who loves the chase and will show tenacity when targeting new business.


    Our offices are based near Worcester, so you'll need to be able to attend our site, but we're happy for you to work remotely or hybrid, and we'll consider full or part time hours depending on your situation.


    This is a wide-ranged and varied role, so please get in touch by sending your CV or call us at 44 (0)1905 381 320 so we can discuss this in more detail.



  • Maintenance & Engineering Manager



    "Experienced Maintenance Manager with Electrical Engineering bias & high voltage experience sought for Plastic Processing and Recycling Plant."




    c£50000 Bonus Benefits


    Our client is a very successful and expanding large family business across 2 sites in Sheffield and North Derbyshire. The focus of this role is the Sheffield plastic processing site with occasional visits to the recycling plant and warehouse a short distance away. The company operates to the highest H&S and environmental standards.


    The business is concerned with extruding, manufacturing, and supplying plastic materials and components to the construction sector. The recycling plant uses plastic waste materials from construction sites and reprocesses them.


    The Maintenance Manager will manage a small team including a mechanical specialist and an apprentice. The production lines, which are relatively new, operate on High Voltage. Although not fully automated this is something that may be considered in the future. However, the systems, drives, motors, inverters etc are controlled with Siemens PLC's. Support from OEM equipment.


    The recycling plant consists of a shredder, washing plant, pelletising, and water purification equipment. Cutting, shaping, and printing of polypropylene sheet is also an activity.

    Considerable investment has been made and both plants have expanded over the years with further growth planned and so will the maintenance activity.


    The company is very environmentally focussed in its approach. PPM and TPM are important principles with downtime minimised and reliability optimised. Integrating Continuous Improvement in efficiency and effectiveness are key.


    The role would also entail the management of a small maintenance team one of whom is mechanically focussed and experienced. Accordingly, the client is seeking a dual skilled Maintenance Manager who has ideally also served time as an electrical engineering apprentice with 17th or 18th Edition wiring qualifications.


    You will have experience in processing, industrial, manufacturing or engineering plant maintenance. Plastics or recycling experience would be useful but not essential. Any experience with pneumatics, hydraulics and air handling is useful.


    Experience of managing or supervising others is desired so you may currently be a supervisor, team leader or senior engineer for example or similar. Experience in working with equipment manufacturers, contractors, suppliers, etc is valuable.


    Although this is a 24/7 continuous operation you would be on site 8am to 4pm and very unlikely to be called out due to the exceptionally high standards of equipment, quality, and maintenance.


    You will be the kind of person who is dynamic and enthusiastic, likes to grasp and take ownership of an issue or problem, is friendly and with a sense of humour and who likes involvement with others in the team.


    To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 1545294,