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Senior Operations Manager

  • Location: St. Albans
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 148 days ago
  • Company: Robertson recruitment

One of our most prestigious clients in St Albans with the latest and most advanced automated warehouse is looking for a permanent hands on pro-active Senior Operations Manager. They are looking for a Senior Operations Manager to take full operational control, including managing and developing large teams, working on strategic plans and being a fundamental part of the growth of the organisation.

The Senior Operations Manager will be working closely with the operation teams and will have 7 direct reports reporting in, based in the Head Office where the Central Planning Team is located. It does also involve the person to be looking at continuous improvement opportunities at all times, Understanding complex and high risk projects, managing large teams and being highly skilled in Analysis. Development of the whole supply chain throughout the business whilst engaging with the relevant teams is key for this high profile role!

This role will suit someone who is commercially focused and able to drive forward operational KPIs. You will have strong people management skills alongside excellent relationship building experience gained from a Supply Chain/logistics environment. You must be experienced within a supply chain Retailer/logistics ideally FMCG or food and have operated at a Senior Operations Manager or General Manager level previously.

Our client is the largest and fastest growing business in their sector with national presence providing amazing benefits to its employees. They are offering a salary of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum salary (dependent on experience), amazing pension scheme, 15% discount on shopping, amazing state of the art facilities, private healthcare and life insurance.

As the Senior Operations Manager, your duties will include:

  • Overall operational responsibility for a large FMCG operation with 7 Direct reports
  • Developing, managing and mentoring the Demand manager teams
  • Adopting an open management style that motivates and develops staff at all levels, boosting productivity
  • Building strong, professional relationships with the customers
  • Drive a cost efficient and performance driven operation across supply chain functions meeting agreed KPI's
  • Take a lead in identifying cost saving initiatives and managing supply chain implementation projects for the customers benefit
  • Driving and creating long term strategic goals that will produce industry leading KPI's
  • Delivering operational plans in line with budget: you will have operational accountability for the whole supply chain operation
  • Understanding inventory efficiency's by communicating with retail department and operations
  • Making sure that the team are compliant with all operational processes and quality standards

The successful Senior Operations Manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working within a demanding Supply chain/FMCG environment
  • A track record of site operational management taking a commercial lead
  • Experience of working on new projects delivering genuine commercial results
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer facing attitude where the customer always comes first
  • Due to the nature of the environment no day is the same so therefore being adaptable to change
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Solid decision making capability
  • Project management
  • Self-motivated with a drive to work independently
  • Commercially savvy with eye for detail
  • Can collaborate with other departments in operationally critical activities
  • Travel is required from time to time so Full Driving Licence is required
  • Educated to Degree Level

Senior Operations Manager Benefits:

  • Rewarding Salary up to £50,000 - £60,000pa
  • Generous Company Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free shares and share save scheme
  • 31 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 15% company discount
  • Job Stability with a growing company
  • Fantastic opportunities to be promoted within.
  • Nominated for best company to work for

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Operations Manager, General Manager, Multi-site Manager, Regional Manager, Head of Logistics and Supply Chain or National Logistics Manager to be involved in. The Senior Operations Manager will possess a high degree of discipline together with a strong character and solid business acumen for this challenging, yet rewarding role. If you have experience with team engagement, KPI management, Project management and have a flair to make things happen then please apply TODAY!

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