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Job Title

General Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
BenefitsBonus, Pension
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted23 November 2018

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General manager in a large warehouse environment. Total operational and budgetary control of one of the largest sites within the network.

Client Details

The client is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company they work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges.

  • Responsible for the effective management of all functions, including warehouse, stock and systems, health and safety, facilities, HR and Finance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the ongoing operation consistently exceeds the customer’s requirements both in terms of service to customers, budgeted financial goals, KPIs and operational standards.
  • Providing leadership, motivation and career development to the site management team, ensuring that they achieve excellence on a day-to-day basis.
  • Responsible for driving high levels of employee engagement and maintaining the sites excellent reputation within the local community.
  • Proactive in seeking out initiatives that ensure the contract supports the customer’s business plan and supply chain strategy as well as the client’s contract logistics strategy.
  • Operating in an "Open Book" environment where decisions and performance are under close scrutiny at regular formal customer reviews.

  • You must be able to demonstrate senior management experience at GM level within a high volume warehouse and transport operation.
  • You must have been responsible for the leadership and development of a management team ensuring that they are engaged and motivated to achieve their personal goals and the KPIs of the contract.
  • You must have the interpersonal skills to be able to establish effective communication channels with employees ensuring that they are well informed about the site and the wider business of both client and the customer.
  • You will have experience of negotiating change within a heavily unionised environment and have great influential skills.
  • You will have experience of working closely with clients and developing effective working relationships
  • You must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide the budgetary and financial controls and be able to operate effectively in an Open Book environment involving regular detailed and comprehensive customer reviews.
  • You should be able to demonstrate skills in the delivery continuous improvement initiatives using lean processes

Job Offer

£80,000 - £90,000 plus package.

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