Operations Manager - Warehousing & Distribution | Global Leader

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£55,000 + Company Benefits Package + Company Car
13 Sep 2018
28 Oct 2018
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Manager - Warehousing & Distribution | Global Leader 
Milton Keynes
£55,000 + Company Benefits Package + Company Car

We have an opportunity for an experienced Warehousing & Distribution Operations Manager to join the team based in Milton Keynes.

The role is for a candidate with senior managerial experience in a warehousing and distribution environment, ideally from the food storage / distribution, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical or personal care industries. Candidates will need to demonstrate their passion for team success and how their leadership skills drives this.

The Operations Manager Role:

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Milton Keynes site which services the UK Food Ingredients business nationwide and also manages Industrial Chemical distribution in the South East with a focus on central London.

You will be expected to maintain high levels of operational safety, operational standards and financial control. As site leader you will be responsible for driving the performance of the Warehouse, Administration and Transport functions. You will be expected to ensure high levels of service to both our internal and external customers.

About the Company:

With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $10 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.

Key Tasks:

+ All site operational activity, including warehousing, transport and administration
+ Financial management including monthly reporting and budgeting for the site
+ People management activities including Recruitment, Training, Coaching & Development and Employee Relations and Engagement
+ With a continuous improvement mindset - recommend ways in which the company can improve profitability and operating effectiveness
+ Through leadership and active involvement ensure compliance to: statutory requirements (HACAAP, BRC, ISO 22000), quality procedures, responsible care, insurance requirements, and company policy statements including employment and disciplinary procedures

We Are Looking For:

+ You will be PC literate with experience of WMS/SAP systems, have excellent coaching, influencing and communication skills and have a "Can Do" customer centric approach
+ You will be an excellent people manager who leads by example and is able to adapt quickly and effectively to operational issues. You will be outgoing and personable, a manager who takes pride in their work and leads by example
+ You will have a proven track record of achievements and as an excellent people manager, you will have the ability to network and influence at all levels
+ You will be exceptionally organised, passionate about high standards and be capable of achieving results through others
+ This is a fast paced and dynamic environment, and you will need to be an energetic, focused and targeted individual with a passion to succeed and a willingness to progress within the role, and the business
+ Experience in running transport own fleet would be an advantage

What we offer in Return:

+ 33 days holiday
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefit
+ Discounted childcare vouchers
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Company Car

We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

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