Chilled Distribution Centre Manager
Over 60 Depots, a customer base of 100,000 retailers and a product line of over 25,000 items - Bestway is the largest independent food wholesaler in the UK. We’ve achieved our success by offering the best prices, service and choice to help retailers build their businesses.
With over 900 lines of fresh products regularly passing through its doors our Chilled Distribution Centre (CDC) in Coventry plays a pivotal part in ensuring our Depot network has the chilled goods required available to our customers when they want them.
We have an opportunity for a Chilled Distribution Centre Manager to join us as we continue our journey where both change and growth feature heavily. As our Chilled Distribution Centre Manager you will be expected to lead and engage the current Team in continuing to deliver and exceed upon both business and customer requirements.
Key responsibilities will include to: Review current operating policies and procedures, recommending, implementing and driving change as required to ensure the CDC is operating to the most effective and efficient methods by pick to zero and pick by line. Optimise fleet utilisation and route efficiencies. Create the short and long-term strategic direction for the CDC translating this into a working operational plan that results in a best in class distribution operation. Adopt both a Hands On and Can Do approach to ensure the strategy is delivered. Lead the team with clear direction around goals and objectives driving a performance management culture across the operation. Using personal development planning and structured performance reviews, ensure focus on excellence is employed and embedded across the CDC at all times. Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety, Legal and Transport obligations and procedures. Take responsibility for ensuring the CDC operates within its budgetary controls.
To take on this exciting opportunity you’ll have senior leadership experience gained within a chilled distribution center. You’ll have experience of successfully leading teams through periods of transformation and growth, driving positive business change. You will also be a skilled shift planner able to flex and change as the needs of the business demand.
You will be an exceptional people leader with a strong track record of building and sustaining relationships with internal customers and external stakeholders. You will have a full understanding of current commercial vehicle legislation.
You will have strong communication skills, be comfortable managing multiple priorities with the ability to adapt quickly to deliver commercial results.
At Bestway, we’re passionate about meeting our customers’ needs and working as a team to grow our business. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make an impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, this is the role for you.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a base salary commensurate with experience, bonus, contributory pension, private healthcare, car or allowance, death in service and 22 + 8 days annual leave.
- Business Transformation
- Development Planning