Operations Manager


Folkestone, United Kingdom
Job Type

We are looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join a skilled Senior Management Team based in the Folkestone area. As a key member of the SMT you will be forging strong working relationships across all work streams from sales and marketing to product design and manufacturing. Reporting to the Managing Director Operations with 2 x Warehouse Managers, 6 strong purchasing team and the Quality Manager as direct reports.

Key responsibilities:

Accountable for the overall operational performance of warehouse, purchasing and quality as set at strategic level, cascading done to teams and individuals

Analyse operational performance and lead improvements to current levels and preparation for growth. Oversee staff and process development

Accountable for Folkestone site and facilities; from managing routine maintenance and repairs, cleaning etc through to sourcing new contracts and suppliers. Control overheads and drive efficiency, especially with stock levels

Accountable for all aspects of Health, Safety, Fire, chairing the Health and Safety Committee.

Plan and deliver strategically, making effective decisions and lead successful successful change projects

Bring structure to operations post warehouse relocation and SAP implementation and ensure consolidated approach, that unites functions

Responsible for contributing to the continuous improvement of the business by identifying, recommending and implementing innovative operational efficiencies to working practice and to increase capacity

Responsible for contributing to a safe, clean and tidy workplace, liaising and assisting teams across the business with their queries, carrying out reasonable management requests to support other teams and tasks

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

5 plus years fast paced Warehouse & Distribution experience in senior role

Proven background in adopting innovative solutions and managing change

Thorough understanding of managing facilities and health and safety

Involvement in  purchasing/procurement of stock, raw materials and consumables in a multi-million pound turnover business

If you are an experienced Operations Manager and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below.

For an informal chat please phone 01752 252533 and ask for Laura. Many thanks for your interest.


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