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Regional General Manager

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Robert Walters are recruiting a Senior General Manager for market leading distribution giant to lead their operations in the Southeast.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading and developing a team of General Managers across the region.
  • Regional compliance with health and safety regulations and environmental and quality standards.
  • Overall regional accountability for operational performance to Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Implementing, embedding, sustaining and ensuring operational excellence using through CI and lean methodologies.
  • Driving a culture of employee engagement, championing employee voice through local and regional employee recognition, supporting employee engagement through commitment to Employee Forums, Trade Unison Partnership and the delivery of world-class employee engagement levels through Engagement and Pulse check surveys across your region.
  • Leadership of the multi-site operational teams, working collaboratively within a matrix organisation to ensure capability and delivery of operational objectives to meet the business plan and targets.
  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of your regions medium and long term resource plans, taking into account local and national market challenges, tracking fulfilment and quality measures, and ensuring customer demand and business plans are met.
  • Multi-site Operational budget setting and management within targets, ensuring all financial targets, fee revenue and cash flow are managed to budget and forecast.
  • Monitoring regional performance and the achievement of appropriate delta correction through robust operational reviews and audits.
  • Developing relationships of mutual understanding and respect through effective two-way communication processes across site teams, customers and suppliers.


The ideal Candidate for the Regional General Manager role will have the following skills and experience:

  • A track record in successfully leading fast paces warehousing operations
  • Proven experience of operating effectively at a senior stakeholder level (Director and OC engagement).
  • Regional input and accountability for P&L of multiple warehouses
  • Proven ability to define, plan, manage and sustain both Organisation and operational change projects.
  • Resilience in ability to work under pressure in a challenging and constantly changing environment, evidenced by previous experience in a fast changing, volume driven working and customer environment.
  • Commercial acumen to understand, challenge and manage financial decision making.
  • Clear leadership skills, to inspire with energy and passion within and across Senior Leaders and their teams.
  • Proven successful commercial negotiation experience with suppliers.
  • Knowledge and accountability of the obligations under GDP legislation
  • Proven senior customer stakeholder experience.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Logistics

Industry: Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

Salary: + package

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: South East England

Job Reference: SEGGTS-786B7466

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Abdul Walid

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