Operations Capability, Efficiency & Planning Manager - large automated distribution centre

Distribution, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing / Production, Retail, Supply Chain, Warehouse
Salary negotiable
Excellent package commensurate with this senior level role, dependant on experie
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Commutable from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton…

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity where you will oversee all site activities from system availability and efficiency to managing work flows and potential maintenance issues that may cause downtime, at this modern, state of the art distribution centre.

Key accountabilities:

Manage a team of system experts within the site control room, ensuring smooth system and product flow to exceed operational KPI’s.Liaise with on-site and Head Office stakeholders specifically Logistics, Ecommerce Operations and Supply ChainConvert demand to workload by activity for the site, ensuring all key site performance measures, cost per single targets and objectives are achievable through a deliverable plan.Plan and lead relevant change initiatives within the planning and control room departmentsPlan and lead relevant site wide change initiatives. Identify improvement opportunities and establish quantifiable improvement targets and measuresManage event strategy planning to optimise labour costs & maintain customer failure rate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience

Proven planning and operational experience of working in a team in a control room environment in an automated distribution centre within a fast moving e-commerce and retail environment Strong leadership, delegation and communication skills.Prepared to challenge and maintain a strong position in the face of opposition from Operational stakeholders to ensure the customer is at the heart of decision makingDetailed understanding of the functionality and operation of warehouse control systems for automated distribution centresUnderstanding of Operational Excellence/Continuous improvement tools, techniquesTechnically minded with the ability to manage teams and promote operational excellence within an evolving department, whilst influencing wider teams and agendas.


This is a unique role, right at the heart of the operation of a blue chip organisation with advanced automated systems and software, offering excellent prospects for development.

Company Details for MVP Search & Selection
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01905 773 370
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