Head of Warehousing & Distribution

Recruiter
Michael Page Logistics
Location
Shropshire
Salary
£75,000 + benefits
Posted
28 Nov 2018
Closes
12 Dec 2018
Ref
MPFE13959292
Position/Level
Department Head
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
  • Warehouse Start Up Project - Complex Logistics
  • Project Management/Process & Systems Implementation/Operations Management

About Our Client

Leading UK Manufacturer based in Shropshire is looking for a Head of Warehousing & Distribution.

They are re-investing back into the business and are looking to build a purpose built facility responsible for distributing their products across the country.

Job Description

The Head of Warehousing & Distribution will be responsible for the following:

Process improvement

  • Ensure all aspects of the Warehousing and Distribution function work efficiently in order to deliver company strategic objectives.
  • Work with senior management team to improve processes and systems across the business to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the company.
  • Monitor and review Logistics department systems and procedures in order to promote good working practices and process within the department.
  • Understand latest trends in systems, technology and working practices with a view to implementing when appropriate and relevant.

Continuous Improvement

  • In line with strategic objectives to set and measure Logistics department set of KPI's.
  • The aim to be recognised as market leaders for customer service and delivery performance.

Team Development

  • Provide the Logistics team with clear and achievable goals and objectives in order to ensure the team is managed and motivated at all times.
  • Mentor Management/Supervisory team members to develop them as individuals and strengthen the team as a whole.
  • Ensure information flow to the team is relevant and regular to give everyone full understanding of needs of the business.
  • Drive a culture of best practice and collaboration.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Head of Warehousing & Distribution will have the following experience:

  • Significant Logistics/Warehouse Management experience
  • Experience of managing a warehouse team of 150 colleagues
  • Previous P & L Responsibility
  • Sound knowledge and experience of UK Transport and Network distribution
  • Sound knowledge and experience of project management and warehouse solutions design
  • Proven track record of cost savings and delivering high set of operational KPI's
  • Proven track record of successful change management
  • Process driven with a proven track record of continual improvement
  • Customer focused with a collaborative working approach
  • Analytical mind set and strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent communicator

Advantageous

  • Experience of previously project managing warehouse design and build
  • Experience of previously implementing WMS
  • Continuous Improvement experience
  • Professional Project Management qualification

What's on Offer

£75,000 + benefits

Ref Code: MPFE13959292Z