Who is our client?

Our client is a large parcels distribution business and they are currently seeking to recruit a pivotal General Manager vacancy at one of their key sites. My client is offering a unique logistics leadership role, perfect for an experienced General Manager or Senior Operations Manager at a large Retail or Logistics business. You have demonstrable senior experience in a fast paced operational / transport environment. A truly fantastic opportunity to join a business during an exciting period of change and to be part of their continued growth plans.

The role requirements

You are an experienced Senior Operations / General Manager ​with an established successful career gained in the Logistics, Supply Chain or Retail sector.

You can demonstrate that you have come from (or currently work) in a parcels / sortation environment

You have an excellent working knowledge of Warehousing & Distribution and Transport processes, systems and infrastructure.

You can demonstrate where you have had success in motivating, engaging, leading and managing large teams previously.

Ideally you have worked with Trade Union’s previously and you were able to engage with them as partners.

You are up to date with H&S legislation and knowledgeable on how to run a ‘safe site’.

What sort of people are we looking for?

As the General Manager of this large hub you’ll be responsible for the full operation of the entire site, encompassing both Operations and Transport.

You will engage, lead and motivate a large unionised team so that your site is operationally successful.

You will ensure that all Service Levels are maintained.

You will ultimately be responsible for the financial success of the site and equally importantly, the safe working practices and progressive employment relations through the leadership of your people.

You will use your knowledge and experience of managing large teams, designing and delivering best in class engagement strategies to make your site is one of the best places to work in the company.

You will lead your team through changes that are underway (or planned), helping your team to understand and adopt the businesses goals to improve company performance.

You will be a fresh pair of eyes in the business, identifying improved ways of working within the operation.