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Operations Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Sea Freight & Shipping, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£37,000 to £40,000 per annum
Benefitscar allowance
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted31 July 2017

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The Operations Manager, based in Widnes, is responsible for the effective management and development of the transport team to ensure that customer-facing Operations staff are fully trained and capable of carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively. They will nurture and develop a team into being highly profitable and efficient.

Client Details

A logistics operation with a number of sites across the UK with chemical out-bases across the globe.


The role of the Operations Manager:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a best in class operational system, ensuring highly effective performance management and strict operational disciplines.
  • Ensure delivery of financial targets through effective leadership, robust processes and business growth.
  • Participate in operational reviews and take action where needed to drive costs down, help manage suppliers and reduce outstanding debts as directed by the General Manager.
  • Support staff in their development, providing guidance, coaching and mentoring.
  • Build excellent relationships with existing customers, maximising business opportunities in support of the General Manager’s activities.


The successful Operations Manager will have:

  • Track record of success in a managerial role, in leading operational teams and delivering operational excellence.
  • Will have previous experience in profit centre management, in a highly commercial environment.
  • Excellent track record in developing customer relationships- both internally and externally.
  • Experience in leading and implementing effective performance improvement activities and initiatives.
  • Experienced in planning and implementing change and in winning support from team and peer group.
  • Ideally a background in chemical distribution.
  • Previous experience with inter-modal supply chain is highly desirable.

Job Offer

Salary: £35k - £40k + excellent benefits & car allowance

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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