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Location: DE12 8AA – Appleby Magna
Contract Type: Full time, PM shift 14:30 to 23:00 Monday to Friday
Salary: £48667.50 plus car allowance
Benefits: 33 days holiday, pension, bonus, life assurance, employee assistance programme, wellbeing support, and flexible benefits scheme

About the Job

Relationships mean everything to us, and this one is particularly special. You’ll have an important part to play in automotive success that spans nearly 50 years. Unipart Logistics (UL) has secured the contract to run the new, custom-built Jaguar Land Rover Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire. The operation is housed at Jaguar Land Rover’s new Mercia Park campus, one of the largest UK warehouse developments for a single customer. With a multimillion-pound major facility investment program already underway, we would like you to join us as the operation grows.

We don’t just have a way of working, we have The Unipart Way. It allows everyone in our team to pursue their... own personal and professional goals to a world class level, through Unipart's ‘From Gate to Great’ training and development program.

As Operations Manager you will lead, manage, and motivate a team of managers to achieve business goals; through focusing on continuous improvement, quality, and attention to detail. You will plan and manage customer requirements whilst focusing on financial targets and the development of your team.

As part of your key responsibilities you’ll:

• Maintain and enforce company policies and be responsible for your teams to do the same
• Lead a team of first line managers to ensure they are effective leaders and act in line with policy, employment law regulations and the Unipart Leadership Fundamentals
• Ensure health and safety standards are achieved on an on-going basis and actively promote individual responsibility for health and safety
• Recruit exceptional people into the business and then develop colleagues through, using succession planning for the future
• Build and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, service providers, customers, and colleagues
• Maintain all aspects of stock integrity and ensure ownership of activities and resolutions
• Ensure operating procedures and processes meet quality requirements and support performance improvement objectives; taking into account the need to respond to volume fluctuations and changes in business and customer needs
• Manage and plan for operational requirements against forecast and demand
• Liaise with customer representatives to resolve problems and maintain partnership relationships

About You:

• We’d love you to have the following skills and experience, but please apply if you think you’d be able to perform well in this role!
• Relevant operational leadership experience within Logistics and Supply Chain in a warehousing and distribution environment
• Previous experience of managing and leading teams
• Self-motivated individual with an analytical mind and an eye for detail
• Strong planning, organisational, and time management skills
• Good written and spoken communication skills
• Customer focused
• Strong problem-solving skills, with a continuous improvement mind-set
• Computer literate, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office/equivalent, SAP and WMS
• An understanding of continuous improvement tools and techniques and process improvement experience
• Sound understanding of Health, Safety, and Environmental legislation

Our recruitment and selection process has been developed to ensure that it is consistent, fair and provides equality of opportunity - all selection decisions are based solely on technical and behavioural competencies. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, or nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion or belief, age or any other current or future protected characteristic as defined in the current Equality Act of England and Wales. As an organisation we also promote an environment which encourages diversity of characteristics and thought, where you feel included, safe and confident to be the best version of yourself and do your best work every day.

Closing date: 29th May 2024

You may also have experience in the following: Warehouse Operations Supervisor, Logistics Operations Lead, Operations Coordinator, Distribution Centre Manager, Supply Chain Operations Manager, Fulfilment Centre Supervisor, Warehouse Operations Director, Logistics Operations Manager, Production Operations Supervisor, Operations Team Leader, etc.

REF-213 708
Appleby Magna Swadlincote UK


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