Projects IT Automation Manager

Atherstone, Warwickshire
Starting salary from £55,915 to £81,415 (negotiable depending on experience)
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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In a nutshell, you'll make sure that Aldi products get from the suppliers through to our distribution sites across the country, to keep pace with our amazing growth.

This is about looking at the strategy to make sure every stage of the supply chain, right back to the source, works effectively. So you could be dealing with a supplier in Spain one week and Slough the next. You'll be trusted, encouraged and motivated to own an area of the supply chain and make the right decisions. It can be demanding, challenging and fast-paced. But if you're ready to apply yourself and keep improving, it can be hugely rewarding, too.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. And without our National Supply Chain team, there'd simply be no products in those stores.

We are looking for a Manager level employee with experience in the Automated Warehouse workplace. Experience with integrating and / or operating Manhattan Warehouse Management Systems into Automated Warehouses and the Warehouse Control Systems that operate the automated equipment is preferable and significant project management capabilities are also key. Candidates will be located in Atherstone, however flexibility to travel is required. Knowledge and experience of working with IT teams to deliver successful software transformations is strongly desired. All other responsibilities will be similar to those of an NSCM Executive Manager within the existing ALDI hierarchy.

The candidate will be trusted, encouraged and motivated to create a long term strategy for automated Warehouses, ensuring successful integration between the Automation WCS and the Manhattan WMS. It will be demanding, challenging and fast-paced. But if candidates are ready to apply themselves and keep improving, it will be hugely rewarding, too.

You will be responsible for leading a strong internal team and ensure constructive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders of all levels. The role will involve working closely with the business, the IT department and our 3rd party suppliers, ensuring projects are delivered on time in a controlled manner.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have strong previous experience in a similar role and must have experience of leading teams of technical and business project managers.

If you’re looking for a career with a business that means more to it’s colleagues, join #TeamAldi today!

Your New Role

  • Leads, manages, develops and trains their Logistics Assistants and Logistics Administrators.
  • Develops and maintains constructive working relationships with external partners. Manages Aldi’s partners within contract guidelines, ensuring performance is monitored and recorded to aid in continuous improvement.
  • Work with stakeholders to define project direction, budget and deliverables and to establish consensus and clear alignment at all levels.
  • Identifies, investigates and proposes cost saving opportunities within the supply chain and develops operational plans for implementation, while ensuring due diligence and stakeholder engagement.
  • Works closely with other Logistics Managers to ensure consistency, alignment and efficiency where departments overlap and to continuously improve service and cost.
  • Ensures adherence to all legal requirements in his/her area of responsibility.

About You

  • Supply Chain, Warehouse Automation (Manhattan) and IT experience
  • Industry experience in a Management role
  • Previous project management experience
  • Automated Warehouse operations
  • Integration of Warehouse Management systems with Warehouse Control Systems
  • A strong communicator across all levels of the business, including stakeholder management
  • Management of 3PL 
  • Identifies, investigates and proposes cost saving opportunities within the supply chain

What You’ll Get in Return:

  • Starting salary from £55,915 to £81,415 (negotiable depending on experience)
  • Working Hours 08:00 - 18:00 (Mon to Fri) - with the opportunity for remote working 2 days per week.
  • 5 week's annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to a free, 24/7, confidential virtual GP service for all Aldi Colleagues and their children (under the age of 16)
  • In-Office Flexi time
  • Full training provided
  • Company pension from commencement
  • Private employee medical insurance after 6 months
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity and adoption leave
  • Company paternity leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • A variety of Aldi Perks including bike to work scheme, discounted gym passes, accommodation, travel, cinema and family day out tickets.

If you’re looking for a career that gives you more, apply today!

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