General Manager – Distribution – Parcels

Company Details

A large 3 pl with contracts with wholesale sector is now looking for a general manager reporting to the logistics director
the ideal candidate will have 5 years experience within distribution
Key Tasks & Accountability:

•Lead the warehouse Site team with accountability for Operations, Health & Safety, Training and Commercial activity in the Warehouse.
•Deliver a best in class service to our customers.
•Engage, retain and develop key employee resources across the site.
•Maximise the potential of the operation through a strong Financial focus.
•Assess operational capabilities and ensure actions are implemented that meet company & customer needs across the P&L.
•Develop and implement initiatives to improve operational processes, aligned to our growth strategy using six sigma, lean and other quality methodology.
•Identify and resolve operational issues and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
•Ensure that IT operating systems are an engine for growth across the site.

•Anticipate and react to changes in customer’s businesses in conjunction with the Operations Director.
•Ensure delivery of business KPI’s agreed jointly with the Operations Director.

•Ensure Depot is fully resourced with appropriately skilled and motivated employees.
•Ensure the depot is fully compliant to the Company & legal Health and Safety requirements.
•Achieve operational excellence in all areas of responsibility.
•Engage with customers and develop deep and lasting relationship to mutual benefit.
•Steer and facilitate the personal development of individuals within the team.
•Working closely with the Director.
•To ensure that the depot achieves its operating profit targets.
•To drive the growth agenda for the site.
•Achieve on going productivity gains of 10% annually through strong employee engagement initiatives.

1.High levels of Employee Engagement across all employees within the depot.
2.P&L measures v agreed targets.
3.Customer Retention & organic growth.
4.Operational Excellence.
5.On going reduction of cost base.

180,000 sq foot warehouse 150 staff.

Skills Essential:

•Achievement Drive.
•Directs and drives change.
•Creates a dynamic and hi performance work place environment.
•Develops others through coaching interventions.
•Acts on values in face of risk.
•Strong experience in a FMCG/Warehousing environment.
•Displays a deep understanding of others.
•High levels of Commercial awareness.
•An ability to encourage ideas that drive real Commercial and Operational differentiation.
Knowledge Essential:
•Up to date knowledge of the latest operational tools.
•Significant transport/logistics and production experience.
•Inclusive Leadership.
•Leadership expertise.
•5 S methodology.

•Sector experience.
IT Skills & knowledge Essential.

•Experience and understanding of bespoke business solutions and operational infrastructure
•Excellence in personal usage of Microsoft tools.