As General Manager, (within a high profile national health sector contract), you will be fully accountable for the performance and management of warehouse operations. This role offers the opportunity to define, plan, manage and sustain organisation and operational change and transformation projects that will truly make a difference.
A full '360' role, you will manage all aspects of the Distribution Centre covering inbound and outbound processing, warehouse management, quality, compliance, distribution, returns processing, stock integrity, safety, P and L, CI and lean (through the Unipart Way methodology). You will partner the Transport, Inventory Management and Customer Services functions in delivering an end to end solution to your senior customer stakeholders.
Managing and delivering objectives through effective process management and leadership of your team, you will ensure that all customer SLA and KPIs are met and that a continuous improvement programme is rigorously managed through driving a culture of continuous improvement owned at every level of the operation. As the site Responsible Person, you will be accountable for internal and external quality, safety and compliance audits.
General Manager Responsibilities:
Responsible for compliance with health and safety regulations and environmental and quality standards.
Ensure that the Unipart lean and CI methodology 'Unipart Way' is implemented and embedded across the site and understood in all roles, driving operational excellence.
Embed a culture of employee engagement across the site to ensure that employee voice and suggestion is managed in an open and inclusive way, partnering Site Forum and Trade Unison Representatives.
Lead and manage the Operations Manager to deliver through their Shift Management team, coaching and developing their confidence and ability.
Accountable for setting operational objectives in accordance with business plan and targets.
Ensure that resource skills and levels are consistent with medium- and long-term business plans.
Overall accountability for operational performance to Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that the operating budget is set and managed within targets.
Monitoring performance through operational reviews and audits. Overall accountability for compliance with legal, compliant and ethical people management practice.
Responsible for effective two-way communication processes with team, customer, and suppliers.
General Manager Requirements:
Experience at operating at a senior level with Director and Board level stakeholders.
Proven ability to manage large teams across multiple shifts.
Proven ability in implementing operational change projects.
Ability to work under pressure in a challenging and constantly changing environment.
Proven commercial management is required to ensure financial success with P and L accountability.
Previous experience in a fast changing, volume driven environment.
Proven effective customer stakeholder relationships.
Flexibility and ability to deal with change.
Previous experience of running an operation with circa 150 200 warehouse colleagues.
Functional stakeholder relationship management across Transport, Inventory and Customer Services.
About Unipart Group:
You may remember Unipart as the company who in the 1970s revolutionised the automotive parts industry. Unipart is a different company today with clients such as Vodafone, Sky, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS. The Unipart Group is an independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy company who employs nearly 10,000 employees worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than £1 billion.
Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £65,000 plus car / car allowance, pension, healthcare
You may have experience of the following: General Manager, Area General Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager, Distribution Operations Manager, Logistics Operations Manager, Commercial Manager, Third Party Logistics, 3PL, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, etc
Ref: 103 678
- Third Party Logistics
- Distribution (Business)
- Customer Relationship Management
- Performance Indicator
- Warehouse Inventory Management