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Operations Manager

Cavendish Maine
£50,000 - £55,000
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Recruiting for an Operations Manager with the following responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the daily operations of the warehouse team including assembly and dispatch of customer orders and receipt of deliveries from suppliers.
  • Manage and lead Goods inwards and transport team.
  • Maintain high standards of Health and Safety compliance.
  • Monitor inventory levels and place orders as needed for PPE and Packaging.
  • KPI setting, setting daily targets and managing performance through Management Performance process for all colleagues.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to in line with company settings, with colleague engagement, ensuring compliance to SOP’s and procedures to develop best practice, whilst driving efficiency, safety and hygiene standards.
  • Planning and adjusting colleague resource levels to meet daily/weekly operational needs.
  • Manage all Disciplinary, HR, Health and Safety, Grievance in line with all Company policies.
  • Constant review of all Operational activities, to improve both cost and customer service to continue success for the organisation.
  • Managing Transport workload, from drivers to cross dock/trunking, planning routes and efficient cost control.

About the Company:
A fantastic opportunity to join a leading wholesale distributor concentrating on supplying quality branded DIY, garden and housewares products. My client provides a regular, efficient delivered service to independent high street retailers and garden centres throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

You will be joining a dynamic team in the newly established offices and take the lead in shaping the flagship distribution hub. As a successful candidate, you'll be at the forefront of this exciting venture, directly contributing to the growth and success of the business. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of a thriving professional environment where your efforts make a real impact. 

Key Skills/Experience Required:
For this Operations Manager role you will need the following

  • Previous experience in a leadership role in a warehouse setting.
  • Strong knowledge of MHE.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • CPC Qualified (desirable).
  • Management experience: 5 years (required).
  • A proven track record of leading warehouse and distribution operations to offer excellent service with best in class efficiency.
  • An ability to manage a substantial change process such as a site move.
  • An ability to work autonomously and assume responsibility entirely for the operational function of the business.
  • Manage budget cost control against business plan, to maximise efficient cost usage.
  • Engage team with continuous improvement, H & S culture and company culture, through colleague engagement. 
  • Liaise with customers, branches and head office to ensure continued efficiency and customer focus.

Salary/Benefits Information:

  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • Profit Share Bonus
  • Benefits

Contact: Rebecca Isaac
Reference: RI/25110

Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews. In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Company info
01275 813000
Leigh Court Business Centre
Pill Road
Abbots Leigh

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