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Depot Operations Manager - Express Parcels

Our client are a leading independent parcel, mail and logistics services company operating throughout the UK and Ireland now have a new exciting OPERATIONS MANAGER role based at their site in GRIMSBY

Role summary:

The Depot Operations Manager will run this current small site and is responsible for leading and managing all operational aspects of the service centre for our clients products ensuring achievement of budgeted and/or targeted service, cost and quality performance measures. The site is currently running initially 20 to 25 routes per day, 15 PAYE, with a view to growing the depot our client is moving to a new larger site in June.The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management of all employed colleagues, third party subcontractors and owner drivers. They will manage the premises, equipment and consumables, ensuring the most cost effective and high quality performance is delivered.

The role will drive and lead the change process to deliver a fully integrated service centre operation in conjunction with the Regional Director.

Key responsibilities

Lead and manage the day to day depot operation.
Ensure all activities are undertaken in line with company policies in safe and proactive manner
Managing costs, performance and growth of the depot.
Lead and engage a team to drive excellent customer service
Effective management of performance, conduct, absence, engagement and training and development of team members, holding people accountable to agreed departmental and company standards.
Monitor KPIs, identify and communicate associated actions and highlight areas for improvement.
Work with general managers on change initiatives.

Essential criteria for this role
Evident line management experience in production/logistics/mail/ parcels services environment.
Proven record of delivering great service to Customers and managing on-going Customer relationships.
Experience of managing a diverse workforce including sub- contractors, self- employed drivers.
Experience of managing direct cost budget.
Ability to use Microsoft XP (Excel, Word, Email, Access, PowerPoint) or similar data base.

Additional information on this role
20 to 25 Core Routes , covering the DN Postcodes. 15 employed staff plus circa 20 - 25 self employed Courier Drivers. Opportunity to progress in the future.

If you have previous experience of managing teams in fast-paced multi-drop and self employed mail/distribution environments and have the ambition to develop your leadership skills, then we would love to hear from you.

Competitive Rates of Pay circa £35,000
£6,900 Car Allowance
Holidays: 25 days + bank holidays
Pension, Life Assurance,
Excellent opportunities for career progression and more


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- Midlands East, Lincolnshire
Benefits:£35,000 basic salary; £6,900 car allowance; 25 days holidays plus bank holidays; pension; life assurance; excellent career opportunities
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Paul Wilson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: pwilson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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