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General Manager

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A market leading Logistics business is recruiting a General Manager to head up their Distribution operation in the Surrey area.

As the General Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Effective leadership and management of the operational teams, including a dotted line management of the Transport Manager to ensure effective communication and collaboration on site-based activity
  • Delivery of a safe, secure, clean and consistent work environment for team members at both sites
  • Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Responsibility for all issues relating to Health & Safety and the Environment
  • Ensure compliance with seasonal planning processes and timelines
  • Ensure daily/weekly workload planning and volume forecasting routines are accomplished
  • Translate, analyse and deliver customer needs through effective operational management
  • Maximise accuracy, productivity and space utilization
  • Actively champion a culture of continuous improvement & use of continuous improvement tools
  • Develop a culture of respect and high performance within your team
  • To actively work alongside direct and indirect internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing customer relationships

The ideal General Manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • Leadership experience of a fast paced and high-volume warehousing operation with a diverse product range
  • Experience of managing home delivery transport operations would be highly advantages
  • Has managed a minimum of headcount of circa 100 staff
  • A track record in successfully driving change
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A people’s person with the ability to lead through engagement
  • A track record in identifying talent and people development
  • Excellent influencing, motivation and communication skills
  • Able to deal with competing demands in a busy environment
  • Excellent ability to work with number and figures, commercial acumen
  • Experience of setting and managing operational budgets

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: £75,000 - £85,000 per annum

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Surrey

Job Reference: VQF139-3E50ED33

Date posted: 25 June 2024

Consultant: Abdul Walid

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