General Manager / Distribution Manager

Job Title: General Manager / Distribution Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fareham
Salary: up to £50000
Reference: 1256346
Contact Name: fran curtis
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 22, 2022 17:31

Job Description

Warehouse Manager  – Distribution Centre
Location: Fareham
Salary: Up to £55k per annum plus fantastic benefits which include the following
  • Pension: NEST pension scheme
  • Bonus: Annual bonus (I will need to come back to you on the bonus breakdown)
  • Onsite parking
  • Holidays: 20 days annual holiday entitlement plus UK bank holidays
Hours of work: Core working hours
Dynamite recruitment is working in partnership with a very well-established Transport and Logistics business who are based both in the UK and internationally
Due to growth plans our client is now looking for a general manager to manage a busy Distribution centre in the Fareham area
As a Warehouse Manager / General Manager you will be responsible for
Responsible for the overall operation and management of a busy distribution Centre, overseeing people management, maintaining and exceeding customer service levels as well as the achievement of financial targets, all whilst managing risk.
As a Warehouse Manager / General Manager you will be responsible for the following tasks
  • Provide overall support to the team within a busy distribution centre
  • General day to day running of the operations, warehouse & site.
  • Meet with new and prospective customers to offer advice and support.
  • Work with marketing to look at new business opportunities and apply new strategies.
  • Ensure that the office and warehouse systems run smoothly and are up to date and compliant.
  • Work with the customs & compliance managers to minimise any risks.
  • Work with finance to ensure all targets are met.
  • Ensure all KPI’s are up to date and met.
  • Ensure Budget target revenues are achieved or exceeded, and costs are at/lower than Budget.
  • Provide clear and measurable personal objectives in line with business strategy and monitor the progress of achievement against agreed objectives through the use of performance framework including appraisals.
  • Be involved in the recruitment and selection process when recruiting
  • Facilitate regular team meetings to enhance motivation and discuss relevant operational issues.
  • Deal with employee relations issues such as performance management, disciplinary, HR related issues
The ideal Warehouse Manager / General Manager will have / be
  • Experience in warehousing/Customs warehousing, fulfilment /storage
  • Will have a proven track record of managing people with success
  • Ability to drive and motivate a team.
  • Good understanding of operational systems.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills including the ability to work within a team and interact with others
  • A logical approach to problem solving.
  • The ability to understand business and customer requirements and find solutions to these.
  • Good general IT skills and understanding and a good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales.
  • Ability to develop and build relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong customer focussed attributes.
  • Able to work independently, using own initiative, remotely and outside of normal office hours.
  • To be able to be flexible when required and work within a changing environment.
To be considered please submit your CV asap