Operations Manager in Freight Logistics
Exciting opportunity to develop a growing logistics business
Large growing Logistics and Freight Forwarding business
About Our Client
As one of the global leaders in the logistics industry, my client has successfully proved for decades that a family-owned company can achieve much with committed employees and innovative thinking.
A seamless, global transport network and exemplary IT solutions guarantee the most intelligent combination and integration of logistics network competences worldwide.
The business model comprises transport logistics, warehousing and customer-specific services in three business divisions: European Logistics,Food-Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics. The offering is rounded out by services that span business divisions, such as Contract Logistics and Consulting, as well as industry-specific solutions for the chemical industry and the DIY sector.
My client is much more than a perfectly-functioning logistics service provider. They see themselves predominantly as a family-owned business rich in tradition, that draws its commitment and innovative power from the trusting and constructive cooperation of its employees. Our culture is characterised by solid values, the spirit of humanity, tolerance and sustainable corporate management.
The Key Responsibilities of the Operations Manager in Freight Logistics will be :
Overall responsibility for the day to day management of the branch, with regard to all Operational functions, delegating tasks and responsibilities to relevant departmental managers and supervisors under your responsibility as appropriate.
Continually try to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, costs and rising environmental pressures.
Implement and maintain operational processes and procedures, report on performance, and initiate improvements for operations.
Establish and meet site objectives in the areas of operational performance, safety, quality, and customer service; provide accurate and timely submission of key operational quality, financial and safety reports.
Effectively recruit, train, develop, and appraise staff; take corrective action as necessary in a timely manner and consult with Branch Manager as appropriate.
To efficiently respond to customer and network requests for services to provide cost effective and efficient solutions ensuring that operational deadlines are adhered to.
Ensure compliance of standard operating procedures and legal requirements.
Maintain quality standards and excellent customer service, with full reference to and evaluation of network performance and quality KPI's.
Ensure that all reporting procedures are complied with.
Proactively manage the efficiency and effectiveness of all transport, forwarding and warehousing in a co-ordinated basis.
To liaise with other branches in the UK as well as other platforms and branches in the European network to secure open communications and good working relationships on the basis on integrated network responsibility.
The Successful Applicant
The Operations Manager in Freight Logistics will :
- Be a strong leader with good people skills.
- The ideal candidate will have a good educational background and understanding of European geography.
- Ideally have 3 + years experience in European Transport Forwarding
- Experience of cost and budget responsibility
What's on Offer
A competitive salary of £45,000 to £55,000 basic
Private health care with Bupa
To work in a brand new location in Rochdale