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Distribution Centre Operations Manager

Distribution Centre Operations Manager, 9month Fixed Term Contract, ASAP start, Based in Annesley. Pro rata Salary - £40,000-£52,000 P/A.

My client urgently needs to hire a Distribution Centre (DC) Ops Manager for 9 months, on a fixed term contract to lead smooth and efficient daily operations with a key site.

Responsible for the overall site operations, safety and team leadership you will be able to quickly respond to and adapt to changing workloads in order to meet customer demand and market conditions.

This will be achieved via the fast, efficient and effective flow of stock from receipt to dispatch whilst maintaining high levels of inventory accuracy.

You will also support an ongoing project to transfer part of the operation to a new site including people and products.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the Domestic (UK ) and Export markets
  • Leading a busy DC site across the end to end operation
  • Manage large volumes of finished goods product flows in a fast moving Logistics environment
  • Lead all onsite staff, permanent and agency
  • Anticipate, identify and plan future workloads up to a month ahead
  • Meet all customer SLA’s and KPIs across stock, inventory, OTIF etc.
  • Ensure site H&S, Security and Housekeeping documents are maintained
  • Ensure all site targets are met
  • Identify and lead improvements to stock, inventory etc. policies, processes and procedures
  • Implement, set up and manage the new Logistics 3PL provider
  • Act as the main point of internal and external contact for all activities relating to the project
  • Identify risk in a proactive manner, set up processes and procedures to eliminate / reduce problems

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will have excellent Distribution Centre Site management career success
  • Excellent understanding of H&S and industry best practise
  • Proven history of leading Inventory, Shift and Operations Management Teams
  • Sector expertise within manufacturing, retail or physical goods operations
  • A demonstrable history of meeting and exceeding KPIs and SLA’s
  • Career success will have been gained within a day 1 for day 2 operation
  • Able to manage exceptionally high levels of varied stock lines in a dynamic, fast moving business
  • Suitable applicants will ideally have implemented an Automated Warehouse Operation
  • Ideally have existing ASRS / Automated Warehouse Systems knowledge
  • Expert understanding of an end to end logistics operation, from inbound flow to final mile delivery.
  • Be able to start work at short notice for a period of 9 months

Applicants from Couriers, Small single-site businesses or construction are not considered suitable and will be rejected. 

Overseas applicants seeking to relocate to the UK or applicants who need sponsorship will not be considered.

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