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Logistics Operations Manager

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Sector:

    Operations, Logistics & Fulfilment

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £ - Excellent package and benefits including car allowance, bonus, private health cover

  • Contact:

    Lisa Starkey

  • Contact email:

    lisas@mvp-search.com

  • Job ref:

    59228LS

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-24

  • Consultant:

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Logistics Operations Manager

Surrey – commutable from Leatherhead, Woking, Guildford, Mitcham, Croydon, Chertsey

£ - Excellent package and benefits including car allowance, bonus, private health cover

 

MVP is working with an innovative, highly service-led business that is seeking to appoint a Logistics Operations Manager to proactively manage all warehouse, distribution and installation operations within the UK.  Part of a $550m turnover US business, the company is a market leader in its sector and has plans to grow its UK business further.  As part of the UK senior management team, you will be responsible for: 

 

  • Managing all day to day operations including warehouse and delivery operations, staff scheduling, product inventory and vehicle fleet management
  • Managing the effective scheduling, routing and control of all fleet activity to ensure efficient delivery and pick-up of inventory within the UK
  • Working cross-functionally with the business to ensure the effective flow of communication between departments
  • Creating, leading and ensuring a safety-first culture throughout the operation – act as Health & Safety Officer for the UK business
  • Leadership of all warehouse and distribution personnel – providing effective coaching and development
  • Providing meaningful management reporting, participate in monthly senior team meetings
  • Driving operational capacity to optimum operational and financial efficiency

Qualifications, Experience & Skills – you will need the following:

  • Previous managerial experience gained within a logistics/distribution environment – warehousing, transport
  • Strategic leadership ability, coupled with experience in long-term planning to accommodate growth opportunities
  • Strong experience and knowledge of Health & Safety within logistics operations – you must hold IOSH certification
  • Transport Manager CPC
  • Strong organizational, logistical and analytical skills
  • Excellent people management experience and abilities – capable of motivating, inspiring and supporting your team
  • Strong IT skills/capabilities
  • Continuous improvement champion
  • Previous experience within the furniture industry will be an advantage

 

This role will offer a good deal of scope to the successful candidate, with the opportunity to shape and develop the role as the business continues to grow.