Assistant Operations Manager

Assistant Operations Manager

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Pay: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year
  • Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Role Purpose: To assist the DC Operations Manager in the everyday running and leadership of the Distribution Centre,  working effectively with the Shift Managers to maintain an efficient and unified team operation, communicating to  team members effectively.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities: 

  • Health and Safety – making sure all health and safety guidelines are adhered to within the warehouse to maintain a safe working environment
  • To Assist the Distribution Operations Manager in  the everyday running of the DC
  • Work effectively with the Shift Managers to  maintain efficient operations across the DC shift  patterns, maintaining an efficient unified team  operation
  • Assist the Distribution Operations Manager in all  aspects of forward planning as detailed below: – • Identifying problems/opportunities in  operational processes, procedures, and systems • Make proposals for improvement, and  implementation of improvements
  • Regular review of workload and capacities of  team, actively looking to improve on operational  KPI’s and targets
  • Identify potential risks to the operation and  formulate ideas to reduce risk
  • Use actual sales and predicted sales to forecast  future work force, equipment, MHE and pick face  capacity requirements
  • Plan using forecasts to ensure safe and efficient  operation capable of meeting the demands of  the business moving forward, utilising agency  where required for peaks
  • Plan and implement solutions to new objectives  and directives presented to the DC through the  DC Operations Manager
  • Assist in preparing capital expenditure plans for  MHE and equipment where necessary
  • Monitor cost ratio FTE to top line sales
  • Experience of large-scale logistics and inventory.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of warehouse/distribution centre operations
  • Able to carry out instruction given and impart  these to employees
  • Energetic, positive and highly motivated • Proven communication skills both verbal and  written
  • Ability to manage a large multi-functional  workforce.


Planning and organising – Understands own, and business  priorities. Plans effectively and monitors progress towards  achievement of plans. Investigates possible roadblocks  and develops contingencies to redirect tasks so  momentum is not lost.

Interpersonal Skills – Able to get along with, encourage, and build relationships with stakeholders, while remaining  productive and reaching the end goal. Diffuses even high tension situations; treats others with respect, patience,  and consideration. Builds constructive and effective

relationships inside and outside the organisation Leading – Provides excellent leadership through  motivating and developing others to achieve high  performance. Conveys a clear sense of organisational goals  and values to others

Communication – Communicates openly and effectively,  ensuring that messages are clear and concise Drive and motivation – Focuses on results and desired  outcomes and how best to achieve them. Takes ownership  for completing tasks and gets the job done

Teamwork and collaboration – Understand the  importance of team working. Looks for way in which to  support and help others

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