LOGISTICS OPERATIONS MANAGER – WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
“Strap in for vertical take-off. This is an Operations Manager role for a company that’s aiming at the stars”.
£50-60000 + Bonus + Benefits
Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames
Growth is something that most companies strive to achieve. But it can’t happen without two essential elements in place.
Firstly, there must be demand for your products/services to justify your expansion plans. Secondly, you need key people in place to ensure the company’s operations are sufficiently robust to handle more business.
Our client has the first element covered. In fact, they’re having to turn down opportunities for large supply contracts. Why? Because they need the second element.
And that’s where you come in.
As an experienced Operations Manager with significant exposure to a warehousing and multi drop distribution function serving customers in London and the South East, you’ll know what a best in class operation should be like. You’ll also relish the opportunity to bring a well-established, traditional company into the modern age.
Our client’s business was established almost 100 years ago and has built an enviable reputation for the quality of service in their sector. They supply consumables, workwear, and janitorial supplies to the hospitality industry, from Michelin-starred restaurants to small eateries within the M25 region.
As such, you will need to show first-hand experience of running transport van fleets in the Greater London region. Critically, you’ll know all the regulations around the DVS programme, Congestion Charge Zones, ULEZ, and FORS accreditation. Our client currently runs a small fleet of 10 vehicles but wants to double that by investing in new vehicles and drivers (not an easy prospect in the current trading conditions).
So, there are plenty of opportunities to increase their delivery capacity by implementing split shifts and improving their vehicle loading operations. And the company has recently invested in new routing software and a new order fulfilment/stock replenishment system, which will help the warehousing operation massively by improving materials flows and storage to deal with fast moving and slower moving specialist lines delivered on a 24 hour, 48- and 72-hour service level basis. But the real gains will come with a fresh, experienced pair of eyes to identify areas for improvement, then lead the team to implement those changes.
Ideal candidates will be warehousing operations professionals, experienced in leading a warehouse team to efficiently and cost effectively pick pack and despatch orders to meet stringent KPIs and service levels. This experience will include operational flow improvement, coaching, mentoring and strong leadership skills in a dynamic growth environment. A CPC would be extremely useful combined with experience of multi drop deliveries into the City and the surrounding home counties.