Warehouse & Distribution Manager

40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + plus bonus and benefits
14 Jun 2021
12 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Warehouse & Distribution Manager
Location: Weybridge, Surrey
Starting: A.S.A.P.
Hours: 7am - 5.30pm Mon - Friday
Distributor of thermoplastic sheet
Weybridge - 40-50k Basic (neg) , discretional bonus based on group, branch and individual performance, bonus, 25 days hols plus stats, benefits
Our client is a leading distributor of thermoplastic sheet, rod and tubing servicing the fabrication and signage marketplace.Owned by the global leader in the manufacture of acrylics, the distribution team is well placed to deliver excellence in supplying and supporting their customers. The company is expanding and has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse & Distribution Manager to join them at their Branch in Weybridge. If successfully recruited you will experience a first-rate working environment, free on-site parking as well as numerous other benefits.
* You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Branch warehouse, cutting and distribution service.
* You will manage a team of Warehouse operatives and drivers.
* You will manage and support an effective operational process, ensuring the integrity of customers'/suppliers' stock and data input.
* You will also ensure that all operational processes are complied with.
* Whilst conducting your role you must demonstrate the ability to proactively improve and be able to implement changes effectively.
* The role will ensure that all legislative and regulatory requirements are upheld and the highest standards of health and safety are maintained at all times.
Other Key Responsibilities include:
* Manage, motivate and train staff according to company policies and employment laws, ensuring all relevant HR procedures are followed (appraisals, discipline, grievance, etc).
* Plan and manage the distribution of goods, being responsible for providing an "on time and in good condition" delivery service.
* Plan and manage the cutting schedules to ensure materials are correctly cut and packed to the customer's specifications.
* Ensure all stock is correctly unloaded, checked and stored in the correct locations.
* Report all stock discrepancies, damages and/or stock picking errors.
* Attend and report at regular Branch Management and Sales Meetings.
* Be responsible for all aspects of health and safety within the Warehouse environment.
* Ensure that all vehicles are regularly maintained and all aspects of vehicle maintenance and operation conform to MOT and O Licence regulations.
* Keep an equipment maintenance log and ensure that all equipment is regularly serviced and kept fully operational.
* Be responsible for site security and act as a key holder when required
* To carry out any other duties as requested.
In order to be considered for this role, you will have previous experience within a warehouse or logistics environment, be able to work under pressure to strict KPI's and cope with changing demands.You will have good spoken and written communication skills, a professional manner and be proficient with IT. You should be confident, tactful and possess a persuasive manner.You will also have the ability to proactively lead and motivate a team well as being able to work well under pressure.You will have introduced and ensured operational processes are adhered to.
You will have exceptional leadership and direction.The role is likely to be an even mixture of walking the floor and office management.You will have strong IT skills and be able to support that side of the business but also have a hands on approach and when necessary can jump into a forklift, etc.
You will also be responsible for optimising the layout of the warehouse. You will set a strong work ethic and encourage high energy levels as well as not being phased by having difficult conversations with operatives and drivers when necessary.
In addition to the above, you should possess the following key skills:
* Good people skills for working with a range of colleagues and customers
* Organisation, general management & time management skills.
* Problem solving - a "can do" attitude.
* Man Management experience.
* Leadership
* Communication - verbal and written
* Numerate
* Motivational skills
* CPC Holder
* FLT Licence
* Driving Licence and experience of driving 7.5t + vehicles
* Flexible approach
This is an excellent organisation to work for.It boasts low staff turnover and a great atmosphere as well as excellent opportunities for career progression.If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please forward your CV using the attached link