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retail distribution manager

  • Retail
  • Faversham
  • £32000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • NH/RDM
  • 13 Sep 2017
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Our client - a hugely successful ecommerce business require a Retail Distribution Manager to join their team.

Within this role they are specifically seeking candidates with the following skills:

* Experience of Six sigma and lean processes
* Advanced Excel skills to produce Management reports and evidence of developing employees skills

Is this you? If so read on, to learn more about this exciting and sought after opportunity.

The distribution centre is the tidiest, cleanest warehouse environment we have ever seen, please note this is a retail business where the stock is clean and the products are expertly organised.

Your role would be to ensure that the day to day operations of the distribution centre run smoothly, safely and in accordance with the business objectives. In essence, the role is to ensure the immediate needs of the distribution centre functions are met whilst continually striving to improve processes to ensure delivery of future requirements.

Reasons to work at our fantastic client:

* A fun and interesting industry
* Flexi time scheme
* A friendly company where everyone works as a team
* 28 days annual leave (including public holidays)
* Monthly staff lunch and social events
* Childcare voucher scheme
* Long service holiday
* Pension
* Summer barbecues
* All expenses paid Christmas party
* Free parking and great staff facilities

Within this role you'll be managing a team of 7 Operatives and 3 Team Leaders.

Key duties & responsibilities also include:

* Facilitate and increase the day to day effectiveness and efficiency of the Distribution function
* Improve the warehouse systems, processes and policies in support of business needs
* Overall responsibility for managing the supply chain of essential consumables and supplies in order to facilitate the operations functions
* Responsible for recruitment, succession planning, supervision, coaching and professional development of subordinates in order to meet the business needs, improve service delivery, improve operational readiness and reduce staff turnover
* To act as the departments lead competent person for health and safety as defined by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. To ensure the function complies with current health and safety legislation approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment and service provision
* Coordination and communication between Warehousing and other business functions

Required qualifications, knowledge, experience & skills

* Management experience within a warehouse/distribution operation and a full understanding of current Health and Safety regulations and legal obligations
* The main responsibilities of a Warehouse Manager requires experience handling the logistics of the warehouse, preparing project plans, project budgets and overseeing the supervision of employees
* The job holder will be instrumental in creating an environment that encourages team members to support the business objectives through hard work and innovation
* You will have a good understanding of business best practice coupled with strong leadership and communication skills
* This role requires someone with the ability to think on their feet and make quick decisions with little hesitation. Excellent problem-solving and solution thinking skills are required
* Intermediate MS Excel skills, enabling you to produce and analyse weekly reports to Senior Management
* Ability to lead by example and delegate effectively in a fast-paced environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build good working relationships with our customers and internal colleagues

If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today!

Please be aware that we are currently receiving a high volume of applications and will endeavour to contact all applicants, however if you have not been contact

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