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Interim Operations Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsWarwickshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesWarehousing Jobs
Date Posted12 July 2018

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My client is a leading distribution business based in Coventry. They are going through an enormous change project and they are looking for an Interim Operations Manager to be responsible for number of warehousing projects.

The role is a 6 month interim assignment.

Client Details

My client is a leading distribution business based in Coventry.


As an Interim Operations Manager, you'll be responsible for the following:
  • Manage the safe operation of the warehouse and yard functions on nights, being flexible enough to cover days when required.
  • Team engagement; be the first line of contact responding to employee's questions and addressing their concerns on nights.
  • Co-ordinate short & long term labour and equipment plans.
  • Reviewing staffing levels by function, rotating staff accordingly in line with actual volumes.
  • Monitor and manage team performance against KPI's.
  • Communication to the warehouse teams on nights.
  • Ensure effective communications-up, down and across the business.
  • Help to ensure customer service levels are met or exceeded, embrace ongoing process development and change to identify best practice and opportunities.
  • Review KPI's and help to ensure service and cost parameters are met.
  • Team engagement; be the first line of contact responding to employee's questions and addressing their concerns on nights.
  • Ensure best practise is developed and used, constantly seeking improvements to layout, efficiency and stock integrity.
  • Develop staff by training, mentoring and personal development plans.
  • Deputise for the Operations Manager in their absence.
  • Liaise with transport functions to resolve operational day to day issues and plan to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Works with key stake holders to identify and improve areas of spend, sharing best practice and improving the operation when opportunities present themselves.
  • Assist with Distribution Centre Operational Plans
  • Financial control within budgetary remit
  • Warehouse Cost Budgets
  • Stock integrity " ensure that Distribution Centre stock is recorded and held in line with company policies
  • Specified Project Management


The successful candidate will have the following experience:
  • Strong leadership abilities, driving results through a team approach.
  • Ability to engage, coach and develop your team.
  • Ability to challenge the ‘status-quo’ of the operation and implement plans to improve.
  • Strong communication skills, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work various shifts as required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent decision-making abilities and ability to integrate and apply information.
  • Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) experience.
  • Commercially focused and budget ownership.
  • To be able to lead from the front and command respect from their peers.

Job Offer

£45,000 - £55,000 + benefits.

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