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Site Shift Manager in Northampton

Site Shift Manager – Northampton Distribution... This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted 5th in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2018, and Number 15 in Europe in 2017! We...

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Site Shift Manager – Northampton Distribution Centre

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted 5th in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2018, and Number 15 in Europe in 2017! We have over 450 stores and over 310 Groom Rooms and are the UK's number one pet care business. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the difference.

As one of the UK’s “Best Companies to work for”, colleague engagement and leadership are key areas of focus for Pets at Home. Essential to engaging our colleagues and fundamental to this role is the way in which we live the values and lead our teams using the appropriate behaviours.

You will prioritise people, believe and live the values and leadership behaviours and will be passionate about getting better every day! You are a proven leader who takes pride in the development of teams with several years’ experience in Distribution Centre Management with a background in high volume retail logistics (in-house or 3PL). You have a proven track record of delivering continuous improvement programs, ideally with exposure to lean logistics principles.

Reporting to: Senior Operations Manager

Direct Reports: Warehouse First Line Managers and c.200 Warehouse Colleagues on site

Key Relationships: Senior Operations Managers, General Managers, Warehouse First Line Managers, Warehouse Colleagues, Stock Control First Line Manager, Transport FLM’s, People Business Partner, Store Support Manager

Job Description:

• Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, responsible for all operational and site aspects of a Distribution Centre.

• Maintain a proactive approach to risk management and adherence to site health & safety regulations to ensure a safe working environment.

• Ensure the operation consistently meets the requirements of the business, in terms of quality, productivity, daily and weekly operations reporting and key performance indicator (KPI) management.

• Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and added value whilst key service levels are not affected.

• Ensuring proactive stock control measures are in place and that detailed loss analysis is completed in full.

• Responsible for developing a collaborative relationship with internal teams & suppliers to ensure that communication within the operation is consistent.

• Continue the development of the teams’ leadership behaviours.

Person Specification:

• Action oriented with a proven track record of managing and delivering change within a fast moving distribution environment.

• Knowledge and experience of materials handling equipment, together with warehouse management systems.

• Managed service level agreements (SLA’s) and key performance indicators (KPI’s.)

• A proven leader who takes pride in the development of teams.

• Managed budgets and negotiated contracts.

• Has knowledge of wider aspects of the supply chain.

• Implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

• Emotionally intelligent with exceptional people management skills.

• Energy and tenacity to succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Drive and determination to build your own legacy.

The Benefits:

• Up to £43,000 per annum including shift premium (dependent upon experience)

28 holiday days (including bank holidays) rising to 33 after 2 years’ service

• Bonus Scheme

• Pets at Home “Treats” which includes Childcare Vouchers, Bike to Work Schemes, discounts and much more

• Contributory stakeholder pension plan: 6.5% Company contribution

• Shifts – 4 on 4 off shift pattern working both days and nights

• An extra day’s holiday when it’s your birthday

• Life assurance: 4 x salary

• 20% Pets at Home discount scheme

• Pets at Home “Treats” voluntary benefits package

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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