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Job Title

Managing Director/General Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted15 November 2018

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  • Great Opportunity to join a rapidly UK/Europe retailer
  • Do you want to join a dynamic, fast growing family business?

Client Details

My Client is looking for a Managing Director/General Manager in Bristol who can lead the office, warehouse and operations in a commanding way. Someone who will effectively run the core of the operations. Someone to take full control of day-to-day issues and deal with minutiae. With a safe pair of hands taking care of admin and operations, the owners can focus on the front of the business and drive sales performance and new product development, in order to advance into the next phase of growth.


Managing Director/General Manager based within the Logistics and Distribution sector will be responsible for...
  • Day to Day running of the Warehouse
  • Drive Sales performance and develop product


The Managing Director/General Manager in Bristol will have...


• Exude positive energy at all times in order to motivate and inspire the team
• Responsible for keeping the purpose, mission and core values alive on a daily basis

• Chairing weekly management meeting with the leadership team

• Helping part-time senior director develop new systems/processes
• Running daily 20 minute conference calls with all staff; asking probing questions and facilitating problem solving

• Make arrangements for celebrating successes; both small and large


• Chairing weekly operations meeting

• Weekly warehouse walk to ensure standards are being maintained
• Implementing Lean methodology to decrease waste, improve systems/processes and streamline overheads
• Resource planning including organising holiday cover

• Problem solving of day-to-day issues that crop up


• Develop clear reporting structure in the business (i.e. who reports to who) and develop clear job function descriptions and expectations for all roles

• Monthly one-on-one meetings with all non-sales staff members to listen to any concerns/ideas and give them feedback on their performance (develop clear performance evaluation and reward & recognition system)

• Quarterly in-depth performance reviews with all staff with Hugh

• Recruitment – develop adverts, liaise with agencies, interview candidates etc.

• Organise on-boarding/training of new employees

• Documentation (employee contracts etc.)


• Weekly marketing meeting with Hugh

• Copy writing e-shots

• Trade show planning and organisation

• Brochure creation

• Website (content/updates/implementing new features)

• Liaising with and coordinating graphic design, SEO/Google Ad-Words and social media

• Loyalty scheme


• Prompt and detailed review of monthly management accounts and recommendations/suggestions to the Board (including careful monitoring of cash flow)

• Thorough review of debtors and creditors lists

• Exploring government grant opportunities

Job Offer

The General Warehouse Manager will get...
  • Preferred hours: 7am-4:45pm (30 minute lunch break)

  • Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience/ability) + monthly performance/team related bonuses

  • Free lunch everyday

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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