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7164 Nightshift Warehouse Manager Buckinghamshire

Job Title: 7164 Nightshift Warehouse Manager Buckinghamshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire
Industry:
Salary: 33000 - 33000+bonus+benefits
REF: 7164/2016/WH5755
Contact Name: Anita Searle
Contact Email: anitasearle@therpcgroup.co.uk
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent Foodservice Wholesalers supplying multi temperature products to foodservice clients throughout the UK. They are proud of their heritage and their business wide focus on providing excellent customer service. Flexibility is a key element of their customer proposition they believe in going the extra mile to meet their customers’ expectations, whether it be sourcing bespoke products or adding value with quality insight and expertise. They supply high quality food, non-food products and related services to more than 2000 customers and employ 280 staff. They value the people that work within its organization, a significant proportion of whom have served the company for more than ten years. Once a quarter employees are updated with company progress against targets and employee of the Quarter Award is given. They have a much sought after 'Manager of the Year' award. They are currently seeking a Nightshift Warehouse Manager for a new depot operation to be based in Buckinghamshire, close to the M40 motorway. The position is permanent. Reporting into the Operations Controller who will not be based at the depot the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the nightshift warehouse operation at the new depot. Initially this will be a relatively small operation commencing on day one of around 13 vehicles but this will soon increase in size. Similarly, initially it will be only stocking around 400 product lines with a cross –decking operation with stock being trunked in from our client’s national distribution centre located in the East Midlands. After a period of time it will become a more fully stocked and will then have a full warehouse nightshift operation. The purpose of the role is to manage the team on a nightly basis, delivering excellence in service to the customer, whilst meeting operational and financial objectives within a fast moving temperature controlled environment. The nightshift hours are likely to be 10pm to 6am Sunday through to Thursday but this may change. There will be a requirement for you to attend meetings on days at various times. Specifically, you will manage, support and motivate all nightshift operations personnel loading around 13 vehicles each night to achieve daily output objectives and deliver shift KPI's. You will ensure that all picking and consolidation operations scheduled during the shift are completed to the time deadlines set and to ensure the operations are carried out in an accurate, controlled and detailed manner to facilitate a quality service to our customers by means of the delivery routes leaving on time with the correct products at the correct temperatures. You will manage the night shift in a positive, service focused and professional manner. You will ensure a safe working environment for your shift and to pass on to other shifts. You will ensure that all orders are picked in accordance with company policies and procedures. You will follow company protocols and procedures relating to the handling of temperature sensitive products. You will ensure that all invoicing and route paperwork is completed in accordance with the route schedule. You will ensure that vehicles depart on time in accordance with the routing schedule. You will recruit, train and develop staff both for new positions and for succession planning. You will ensure that all product consolidations are completed on time in accordance with loading schedules. You will ensure that the required standards of housekeeping are maintained at all times. You will manage the loading of delivery vehicles to ensure that routes are loaded in the correct sequence. You will identify training needs within the team to ensure all staff are multi skilled and will eventually a team of Nightshift Supervisors and Team Leaders. You will ensure clear and documented shift handovers. You will clearly understand issues with productivity/accuracy/issues documented. You will ensure daily briefings are conducted to the team on requirements and to regularly update the team on performance issues. You will ensure effective management of temporary / agency labour and the associated costs. You will ensure that all staff are fully conversant with and committed to compliance with health and safety policies and procedures. You will ensure effective communication through team briefing, formal handovers and documentation You will maintain accurate records on WMS. You will ensure proper controls and systems are in place for effective, but constructive absence management. You will ensure effective forward planning, ensuring efficient running of the operation, communicated to the whole team. You will recruit, train, develop, motivate and, when necessary, discipline staff, analysing overall operational data, and individual employee performances. You will be expected to effectively manage resourcing levels through efficient control of absence/holidays and agree targets and standards which support the achievement of the Company’s objectives. You will be expected to manage the demands of the operation dealing with problems that may arise in a professional, effective manner whilst ensuring employee communication is regularly monitored. You will also provide advice and support to working colleagues in an approachable manner along with ensuring employees are aware and adhere to all Company policies and procedures. As in any successful management position, the development and motivation of the team around you is essential, as is the on-going strengthening of customer relationships. Knowledge and Skills: To succeed, you should have nightshift warehouse supervisory / management experience within a fast moving wholesaling / retail distribution environment, ideally gained within the foodservice sector. Demonstrating good leadership, communication and motivational skills, you will be responsible for the planning and organizing of all warehouse activities and managing all nightshift warehouse staff. You should have a good record of warehouse experience, coupled with a sound grasp of current practice and health and safety legislation. You will ideally have experience of working with “voice” WMS systems. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential. You should be self-motivated, someone who can coach and inspire others with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities. You will be a problem solver with a common sense approach and will be self-motivated, committed to being the best and proactive in delivering improvements. You will be flexible in approach and able to adapt quickly to change and have the ability to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities. You should possess strong pc skills and have an understanding of WMS and Stock Control. You should ideally have licenses to operate PPT, reach and counter balance trucks. You will be a motivated self-starter with strong team building principles. You will be flexible and committed to providing excellence in all aspects, with a keen eye for detail. You should be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach when planning and able to react to day to day challenges. Ideally you will be someone who has aspirations for career progression. Basic salary will be in a range of between £30-33k depending upon experience. In addition, you will participate in the management bonus scheme. Please do not apply for this position unless you are an experienced Warehouse Manager. Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes of applications we receive.