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Operations Manager

Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Transport / Distribution / Logistics
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function


Our client, a leading distribution company, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Operations Manager to join their team. If you have a strong background in operations, excellent leadership skills, with a focus on health and safety and continuous improvement, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. As the Operations Manager, you will lead the stock administration and warehouse teams at our client's state of the art Midlands Distribution Centre in Worcester. The role is to ensure the delivery of a flexible and professional service to customers and stakeholders through world class housekeeping and health and safety procedures whilst providing operational excellence. This is a permanent, full-time position, offering a competitive salary of circa 48000 per year. If you have the skills and experience required, we want to hear from you!

Full Details:

Industry: Distribution

Number of People Required: 1

Contract Type: Permanent

Annual salary per year: circa 48,000 plus excellent benefits package

Driving Required: Yes

Job Location: Worcester

Reporting to: Managing Director

Number of direct reports: 5

Working hours:

37.5 hrs per week; flexibility required according to business demands. Full attendance for stock counts out of hours/weekend may be required.

Travel requirement: Occasional travel to other sites within the UK

Role Overview:

As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the stock administration and warehouse teams at the Worcester Distribution Centre. You will provide leadership to the Stock Admin and Warehouse teams, fostering development and contribution to the overall success of our client's operation.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Previous operational leadership experience in a stock, production, and administration function is essential.
  • Strong understanding of OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and continuous improvement principles.
  • Data-driven mindset.
  • Experience in process documentation creation is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in warehouse management systems and their configuration is essential.
  • Excellent people management skills, with a focus on development and motivation.
  • Ability to cope with change and deliver results to deadlines.
  • IT literate, with knowledge of warehouse management systems and reporting.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety and HR legislation.
  • Exceptional communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all stock and administration activities at the Worcester site, ensuring KPI's are met and responsiveness is maintained.
  • Collaborate with the IT team on projects, ensuring thorough testing and approval before implementation.
  • Identify areas for improvement in processes or systems, overseeing their capture, testing, and implementation.
  • Maintain a well-trained resource pool.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews with staff, measuring against agreed responsibilities, behaviours, and KPI's.
  • Promote a safety-first culture and ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and company policies.
  • Foster a professional culture, setting high standards for behaviour and operational excellence.
  • Ensure seamless operation of all systems, aligned with quality standards.
  • Maximise business procedure efficiency.
  • Establish production KPI's and conduct quality assessments.
  • Monitor daily operations and address any potential issues.
  • Develop processes that align with business objectives and ensure compliance.
  • Review financial data and recommend solutions for improved profitability.
  • Coordinate with the HR department to meet hiring needs.
  • Incorporate external and internal stakeholder needs into strategic plans.
  • Control expenditure within budget or provide justifiable explanations for variances.

If you are an experienced and passionate Operations Manager with a drive for excellence, our client wants to hear from you!

Adecco is a disability-confident employer. It is important to us that we run an inclusive and accessible recruitment process to support candidates of all backgrounds and all abilities to apply. Adecco is committed to building a supportive environment for you to explore the next steps in your career. If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage, please let us know and we will be happy to support you.

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