Operations / Logistics Director
This leading world class logistics and supply chain company is looking to recruit an Operations / Logistics Director. The role??? Well???first of all???if you are not tenacious, passionate, knowledgeable and willing to support business change with a lean thought process and a passion for driving health and safety through positive coaching and support through your people and your operations???don't read on!!! They have a superb opportunity for an experienced Operations/Logistics Director based in South Yorkshire. You will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of their Warehouse operations. You will have 4 Warehouse Managers reporting into you as well as a Transport Manager - oh and this is multi site so be prepared to travel???sites from Yorkshire, Cheshire, to Northamptonshire. You will be responsible for: - Ensuring the Warehousing and Logistics operations meets and exceeds their customer expectations with particular drive to look at external innovation and what is world class - bringing best practice into your operation, - Ensuring that high standards are attained for all activities within the warehouse, providing vision, leadership, guidance and motivation to the site managers and the teams - you must have a presence - be seen - be communicative. - Developing staff through communication and coaching - regular feedback, regular challenge to your peers, direct reports and stakeholders, - A positive approach to lean methodology within an operational environment - housekeeping standards, value stream mapping, takt time, exposure of blocks and implementation of improvement activities - can do - Budgetary understanding and control. - Supporting all business tenders/bids from a Logistics perspective, understanding commercial offering within the industry and competitor strategies, - Working with the other Divisional Business Unit Directors to develop new sales opportunities and Customers understanding the value add of our operations, - Overall responsibility for developing the Health and Safety standards within the operational areas continuing our reputation for excellence in Health and Safety The person???. - Degree educated. - Senior level experience from a logistics business. - Resilient - you need to take knock backs and come back stronger! You need to demonstrate confidence in your own ability and conviction in your operational excellence. - Excellent people management and coaching capability - Ability to evaluate and solve problems, able to provide strong logic and objectively interpret data to establish the key facts. - Excellent analytical and problem solving skills If they have not presented this clearly - in a nutshell you need to be able to handle challenge and pressure and thrive on being able to show you can cut the mustard and deliver!