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General Manager- Large Distribution Company

Job Title

General Manager- Large Distribution Company

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
BenefitsBonus, Car
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted10 July 2018

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My client, a large distribution company based in the West Midlands, are currently seeking a Site (Transport) GM for their fast paced operation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong mix of commercial and operational skills, and be ready to step into a regional role quickly.

Client Details

A market leader in the waste distribution industry.


Key responsibilities:
  • Develop strategic plan for site
  • Ensure clear goals and objectives are in place for all site activities
  • Through site management team ensures all corporate and fiscal policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To provide leadership, management to staff, ensure department achieves the required level of performance and customer service
  • Develop mid and long term plans for site
  • Ensure all corporate and fiscal reporting is done to required standard and on time
  • Ensure regular site meetings and communication sessions are held
  • Delivery of KPIs and SLAs
  • Maximising accuracy, productivity and space utilisation
  • Ensuring daily/weekly workload planning and volume forecasting routines are accomplished
  • Effective leadership of operational and administration teams
  • Development and retention of staff
  • Ensure personal and career development plans are in place for all staff
  • Set clear objectives for all contract staff
  • P&L Management
  • Motivating staff and driving a culture of health and safety and continuous improvement


  • Having managed in a fast-moving distribution environment and have experience of budgetary controls and KPI management
  • Demonstrate strong and proven leadership skills and be able to employ a range of methods to fully energise others and lift performance
  • Possess excellent communication and IT skills and an ability to work well within a team
  • Display a flexible and proactive approach in order to meet and exceed operational objectives
  • Be able to demonstrate how you maintain and encourage good employee relations and promote an environment of a strong safety and people management culture
  • Man Management skills and experience required
  • "Can do" attitude
  • Needs to be able to work on own initiative and be capable of building relationships internally
  • Must be a clear and concise communicator, with good written and verbal reporting skills
  • In-house systems
  • Microsoft packages
  • Financial systems
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience having worked a Senior Ops/GM level within a fast paced Transport Operation

Job Offer

Salary on Offer is £60,000 to £70,000 + package (Car, a sizable bonus & Health care)

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