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Job Title

Distribution Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted28 January 2019

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As the Distribution Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the Distribution operation in West Yorkshire. This role is critical to the performance of the site and often the holder of the role will be the most senior representative of the Distribution team on site. Reporting to the Distribution Operations Manager you will directly manage a team of up to seven team leaders.

Client Details

A market leading FMCG brand.

  • Being accountable for a variety of business metrics including safety, cost, and service and there is an expectation for delivering a year on year improvement in all of these areas and more.
  • Ensure customer expectations are met on time and in full, by inspiring your team to follow operational processes, maintain stock accuracy and load/unload vehicles promptly and coaching in developmental areas of your reports.
  • Monitor your team’s performance making tactical choices to optimise service levels without overspending our budget (circa. £13m +).
  • Guide the team effectively under pressure from multiple areas of the business
  • Grow, develop and engage your team via our performance management processes and successfully develop pipeline talent of the future
  • Embrace change and drive operational excellence through development and delivery of key projects and operational changes.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders from around the business and sharing of best practice between operational sites.

  • Ability to demonstrate a people focused management style.
  • Strong record of people management and development.
  • Demonstrable ability to comprehend change management and be able to identify changes and focus areas for your team.
  • Willing to accept responsibility for long term, sustained performance improvement
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst managing multiple timed targets simultaneously
  • Strong ability to drive operation compliance to process
  • Ability to make critical decisions within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • You will maintain high standards of customer service, for internal customers (e.g. factory) and external customers (e.g. retailers) and communicate these values to your team.
  • Having natural creative flair and being full of ideas and energy to introduce new concepts and innovations

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits

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