Operations Director

Strive Supply Chain
BN9, Tarring Neville, East Sussex
£70000 - £100000/annum + Car + Excellent Benefits
10 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations.

Our client is a leading FMCG Distributor with a turnover of c£50million, who are currently recruiting for a brand new and exciting role with challenges at their site in East Sussex. As Operations Director, you will be responsible for managing and developing my client’s busy network of Distribution Centres across the South Coast, the West Midlands and the South West, with a keen eye towards developing profitability through sales.

Reporting into the MD, as Operations Director you will have the following responsibilities:

* To lead, manage, motivate and direct the senior team in a positive, professional and motivational way that ensures development and growth.

* To manage and optimise all Warehouse and Transport management KPIs with a view to driving through changes to process and procedure, with efficiency and profitability in mind

* To manage company outbase operations within the distribution network through the Depot Managers

* To manage all aspects of purchasing, stock management and inventory control, so as to achieve agreed targets and broader company goals.

* To organise and manage the Sales effort including field and telesales teams.

* To develop, refine and optimise the Sales structure in alignment with the changing market and customer demands.

* To work with the HR team to define, implement and drive the depot culture.

* To meet and exceed all critical H&S corporate and regional objectives and seek to make continual improvements to core standards, processes and practices.

* Full Operational P&L

The Ideal Candidate for Operations Director:

* From a similar FMCG Background, ideally Food, you will have successfully managed and led Warehouse and Transport operations.

* Commercially astute with experience of having profit and loss accountability, as well as managing budgets and costs

* Well versed in the management of all core Operational and Logistics KPIs, you will be passionate about Customer Service and the delivery of excellent service.

* Moreover, you will be able to demonstrate exceptional operational efficiencies and improvements through CI / project management.

* Evidence of an effective track record of people management and leadership

* Understanding and evidence of being able to run a commercial operation effectively as well as an understanding of sales and the sales force

This is truly an outstanding opportunity to lead and develop a business with an enviable customer base that is looking to grow over the next 12months and beyond. You will have autonomy to enable this growth and to make the changes necessary. This is a challenge for the career minded individual! Embrace it!

Apply now for immediate consideration!

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