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Operations Manager job role, Devon

This is a permanent position posted by Hays Specialist Recruitment

Operations Manager

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New Operations Manager opportunity with a market leading global distribution business based in East Devon.

Your new company

Hays Supply Chain & Logistics are pleased to be assisting a market leading distribution business in the Devon area for the recruitment of an Operations Manager. This business is currently a global market leader, who are known for their innovative and collaborative work culture. This new role is a result of this business rapidly growing across the UK and Global Markets.

Your new role

As the Operations Manager you will be responsible for managing a logistics workforce spread across a number of depots in the region and ensuring optimal logistics performance and HSSE adherence across these depots. You will report directly to the Regional Operations Manager and drive optimal performance and efficiency from the Logistics fleet. You will be responsible for driver management including, sickness, holiday, and compliance. You will make sure all driver infringements are recorded and that the WTD is correctly followed.
You will drive the strong existing HSSE focussed culture by ensuring all incidents are recorded, carrying out monthly site safety meetings and site audits. Finally, you will promote a collaborative work culture through effective communication with the operational, sales and planning teams.

What you'll need to succeed

Strong experience in an Operational Management position will allow you to be able to hit the ground running in this position. You will have experience of managing Logistics and Transport operations across large or multiple sites. You will also be able to work with key stakeholders and have great communication skills promoting a collaborative culture. You will have a proven track record in efficiency and effective fleet utilisation, this with a commercial mindset will help you to maximise your regions profitability. Experience with HSSE legislation is crucial to match the strong HSSE culture already in place within the business, a CPC qualification would be desirable but is not crucial to your success in the role. Finally, you will have a motivated and hands on work ethic with the flexibility to visit key sites at early or late hours.

What you'll get in return

For this Operations Manager role, you will be paid a competitive salary between £40,000 to £45,000 with an extensive range of benefits for the successful candidate. You will also benefit from great progression opportunities in a growing business that offers a positive working environment.

What you need to do now
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Listed on: 15/03/2019

Listed Until: 26/04/2019

Location: Devon, United Kingdom

Type of Employment: permanent, full time ~37 hours per week

Salary Amount: GBP £40000

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