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Operations & Distribution Manager

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Location: Croydon, Surrey Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum Industry: Warehousing / Logistics
Posted: 14 days ago Contact: Simon Denney
Apply by: 8/11/2017 Contact Email: sdenney@meridianbs.co.uk

Are you experienced leading and managing a warehouse and logistics function? Are you looking for an exciting new role to make your own within a dynamic, growing and successful company?

We are currently recruiting for an exciting Operations & Distribution Manager at an international distributor and wholesaler in Croydon. You will be responsible for providing a strategic lead for the warehouse and logistics function, working closely to improve warehouse operational effectiveness and efficiency. You will also be responsible for site management.

Responsibilities as an Operations & Distribution Manager:

  • Overall responsibility and accountability for warehouse and logistics - ensuring high levels of service, ensuring a positive working culture, driving team engagement and performance, delivering against budgets and KPIs, and strategic direction
  • Responsible for facilities, health and safety, site maintenance and security
  • Negotiating cost effective logistics and freight rates. and higher service levels including managing SOPs with all freight forwarders
  • Manage Stock & Cargo insurance policy, including risk management and managing cases and claims
  • Budget management for warehouse and facilities
  • Advise the Warehouse Manager on operational issues to ensure staff engagement and development
  • Develop and implement initiatives to ensure operations are expanded
  • Empower and motivate the warehouse management team

Requirements of an Operations & Distribution Manager:

  • Experience leading a warehouse and logistics function - strategy and operations
  • Experience managing other managers and the ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Experience working with WMS/inventory management systems
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety measures within a warehouse environment
  • Budget management experience

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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