Senior General Manager

Michael Page Logistics
£70000 - 75000 + Car, Bonus, Healthcare
30 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We are currently representing a global 3PL who are recruiting for a Senior General Manager. This role will lead a multi-user site based in Northamptonshire and provide a fantastic opportunity to be in a visible management position for a rapidly growing business unit. Details about the Client Our Client is a global third party logistics company with a domestic and international footprint. They are currently experiencing a period of rapid and sustained growth with both new and expanding contracts. In order to continue this trend our client is looking to appoint a Senior General Manager to lead several key contracts at their large modern facility in Northamptonshire. Detailed Job Description Reporting to the senior management team for the business unit, this role has overall responsibility for delivery of service to a multi-user environment. This will be a key role for several major contracts. As Senior General Manager this will be a pivotal position for the future expansion of this business line. You will be responsible for driving operational excellence in a modern warehouse facility in Northamptonshire - a large footprint site. The site has a large team of operatives, and will be responsible for the team structure, site performance and P&L. Responsibilities will include: Full P&L responsibility for the site. Manage all site performance, making sure the operation runs effective and efficiently. Make sure all equipment and building are compliant with health and safety and legal requirements. Promote and implement a continuous improvement programme, to make sure service levels maintain a competitive advantage in the market place. Develop a system of staff development, challenging, supporting and engaging staff members Ensure the on-going critical review of processes, equipment and establish a best practice approach to operational excellence. Establish the most productive, efficient team dynamics that continue an excellent working environment that provides security, consistency and reliability. Establish a proactive site management structure that can maximise the collective effort necessary to ensure business targets are met cost-effectively, within deadlines and quality parameters. Build and develop customer relationships, listening and engaging with the contract and account management teams. Candidate's Profile The successful candidate for the Senior General Manager vacancy will have a proven track record in third party logistics with both commercial and operational focus. Ideally the successful candidate will have exposure to multi customer operations with both open and closed book environments. Exposure to running a large multi-user operation at a senior operational level. Management and creation of profit and loss accounts Proven track record of operating at a senior level within a complex, medium to large company Expertise in managing complex logistics operations Evidence of driving change management Although it is not a prerequisite the successful candidate will be ideally be educated to degree level or have suitable professional qualifications. Experience in managing budgets and costs Experience and of continuous improvement methodologies would be advantageous What's on offer Competitive basic salary Car Bonus and Healthcare Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page. Ref Code: MPTJ13761917Z This job was originally posted as