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WMS Operational Lead

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WMS Operational Lead Desborough, Northamptonshire Permanent Role, £60k + Car Allowance & Package

We have partnered with a leading logistics business who are going through a large transformation project and are looking to recruit a WMS Operational Lead to manage and improve operational process change and improvement and develop a knowledge of system configuration to reduce the reliance on IT for the delivery of minor changes. This a permanent role and does not offer sponsorship. All candidates must be UK based.

Responsibilities of the WMS Operational Lead.

  • Understand internal and external client requirements; propose and deliver technical solutions.
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures defining business process and system steps for Hardis WMS
  • Define UAT scenarios and complete user acceptance testing, logging defects where solution doesn’t meet with defined requirements
  • Communicate changes relating to implementation of Hardis WMS to all levels within Great Bear
  • Identifying opportunities where system change can drive operational improvements, efficiencies or improved stock integrity, defining requirements to deliver system functional change that delivers the improvements identified.
  • Identifying areas of change requiring specific focus to mitigate operational risk during system cutover
  • Communicate changes relating to implementation of Hardis WMS to all levels within Great Bear
  • Identifying opportunities where system change can drive operational improvements, efficiencies or improved stock integrity, defining requirements to deliver system functional change that delivers the improvements identified.
  • Identifying areas of change requiring specific focus to mitigate operational risk during system cutover
  • Review and verify the business case for system changes/enhancements.
  • Liaise with IT BA’s to define requirements, test scenarios and acceptance criteria for system changes
  • Support site colleagues as they adapt to using the new warehouse management system and associated process change.
  • Oversee testing and quality assurance efforts to ensure the integrity and reliability of the implemented solutions.
  • Identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimise implementation processes and enhance overall efficiency.

Skills required for the WMS Operational Lead.

  • WMS Functional Knowledge: Understanding of warehouse management system(s) and the ability to develop an understanding of the functional capabilities of the Hardis WMS and how the system can optimise warehouse operations.
  • Warehouse operational and system functions: Familiarity with operational best practices associated with warehouse operations in the industries Great Bear serve.
  • Project Planning: Ability to create project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and task dependencies to support Sites through the changes driven by the implementation of Hardis WMS
  • Risk Management: Identifies potential risks and develops strategies to mitigate them to ensure a smooth implementation process.
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, including warehouse staff, IT teams, and upper management
  • Training and Documentation: Support the development of training materials and deliver standard operating process documentation to ensure that end-users are proficient in using the new WMS.
  • Process Analysis: Analyse current warehouse processes and identify areas for improvement or optimisation through the implementation of the WMS.
  • Problem-Solving: Quickly address and resolve issues that arise during the implementation process.
  • Decision-Making: Make informed decisions on issues related to the implementation, considering both short-term and long-term impacts.
  • Change Implementation: Implement strategies to manage and facilitate the transition from the old system to the new WMS.
  • Support User Adoption: defining strategies to ensure that the end-users embrace and effectively use the new system.
  • Post-Implementation Evaluation: Conduct evaluations after the implementation to identify areas to improve the implementation process

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

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Projects

Focus: Change Manager

Industry: Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Desborough

Job Reference: HSQPYX-299FAB6E

Date posted: 15 May 2024

Consultant: Liam Chance

Phone number:

liam.chance@robertwalters.com

Liam Chance

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