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  • Location:

    England

  • Sector:

    Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Package

  • Contact:

    Jessica Ingram

  • Contact email:

    jessica.ingram@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/578753

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-01

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Jessica Ingram

I am thrilled to be partnering with a global logistics company on their search for a senior General Manager for one of their biggest sites based in the West Midlands. Reporting directly into the Operations Director the General Manager will be responsible for leading a team of senior operations managers to ensure the safe and efficient operating of the site, ensuring customer SLA's are met.

The General Manager will be responsible for:
* Leading a senior management team across an exceptionally fast paced, JIT operation with indirect responsibility of c1500 employees.
* Lead regular performance reviews with the management team with a focus on profitability and efficiency.
* Ensure the operation is performing to it's full potential and aligned with the company's strategy.
* Manage customer relationships including; key negotiations, major issue resolutions and become the 'go to' person for the customers on site.
* Develop the customer relationships year on year to ensure retention and ensure the site performs to agreed SLA's, promoting continuous improvement at all times.
* Conduct quarterly business reviews with the customers to monitor performance.
* Accountable for the site's performance, delivering on budget, financial results and other KPI's.
* Lead on the site's development plans to promote succession planning, coaching, and training & development of the team.
* Responsible for the P & L of the site.
* Ensure the site has a safety first culture; leading on risk mitigation projects, ensuring H & S risk are analysed and driving continuous improvement year on year.
* Responsible for partnering closely with HR and any unions based on site.

Key skills required for the role:
* Experience managing large scale logistics operations.
* Multi-site management experience would be an advantage.
* Experience leading large teams across a fast paced third party operation.
* Experience within a manufacturing industry would be an advantage.
* MUST have managed a P & L previously.
* Demonstrable experience leading change and promoting CI initiatives across an operation.
* Customer orientated mind-set with the ability to grow and develop customer relationships.
* Strong commercial acumen
* Degree/MA educated (advantage)

This is a permanent role, based in the West Midlands paying up to £72,000 + an extremely competitive package.

Search are exclusively representing this client so please get in touch with Jessica directly to discuss the role further.

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