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Job Title

Head of Operations

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsSouth West, Wiltshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations, Transport Jobs, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted10 May 2018

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- Head of Operations Managing a team of 20 including warehouse and Transport staff members.

- Family Run Food service business based in Swindon

Client Details

A Family owned Food Service Business with Ambitious Growth Plans are looking to recruit a Head of Operations to manage a team of 20 within the Logistics distribution and supply chain sector.


The Key Responsibilities for the successful Head of Operations Based in Swindon will be;
  • Assist with Distribution Centre Operational Plans – establish and review Warehouse Plans, Responsibility Budgets and KPIs/ Targets

  • Financial control within budgetary remit – contribution to operational efficiency

  • Warehouse Cost Budgets

  • Staff Recruitment/Retention – recruit, train and develop direct reports

  • Staff Training & Development Plans – implement Distribution Centre succession plan & manpower planning plans

  • Health & Safety and Legal obligations – adherence to Company policies and procedures & ensure Group H&S policy is implemented and adhered to

  • Stock integrity – ensure that Distribution Centre stock is recorded and held in line with company policies

  • Stores layout – achieve maximum productivity and operational efficiencies.

  • Supply chain liaison – continuously asses stock holding/sales cover and review with supply chain

  • Site contracts/maintenance – review all contracts and ensure that work is carried out to company standards.

  • Customer Service

  • Specified Project Management

  • Communication Cascade (two-way)

  • Distribution Centre Security

  • Control of fixed assets


The successful Distribution Centre Manager will be based within a commuting distance of the Swindon and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have run a similar sized Distribution Centre and be biased towards warehouse and transport management.

  • Ideally have overseen a customer facing driver operation.

  • Excellent leadership skills and examples of team management.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Previous budget management experience.

  • Capable of managing poor performance and encouraging great performance.

  • Must be fully conversant with the Transport Law governing Driving Hours.

Job Offer

For the successful Head of Operations a salary between - £50,000 - £55,000 + Bonus, 25 days + Bank Holidays and statutory pension

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