Warehouse and Logistics Manager

Full Time Permanent

Warehouse and Distribution Manager / Logistics Manager
Do you excel at building strong collaborative relationships and delivering least cost performance without compromise to quality and service levels? Are you motivated by finding effective workable solutions that engage your team? If so, this is a brilliant opportunity to use your well-rounded experience of supply chain operations within a warehouse and distribution role that delivers service excellence across B2C and B2B channels as part of our senior management team.
Our Company
Zest is part of the P&A Group of Companies, a successful family run business based in North Wales that has been designing and manufacturing wooden garden products for over 35 years. We’re proud to say that we’re winners of multiple industry awards for product design including Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) and Glee (the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living trade show).
The Role – Warehouse and Distribution Manager / Logistics Manager
Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you’ll be responsible for circa 25 permanent employees across Zest Warehouse and Distribution teams. You will manage processes, budgets and people to deliver an efficient service to B2B and B2C customers that meets KPI’s and builds brand reputation. Your duties will include but are not limited to:
* Diligently monitoring and reviewing haulage and courier services to maximise load fill and improve delivery performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs, product limitations and carbon footprint reduction targets
* Sourcing, securing and implementing packaging solutions which are consistent with Zest brand values, particularly with regard to environmental sustainability
* Proactively engaging with colleagues across the business, particularly supply chain and sales teams, to maximise warehouse storage capacity efficiently in line with forecast and seasonal fluctuations
* Ensuring Quality Control processes are robustly implemented to ensure all stock is received, stored, and maintained in optimum condition
* Working closely with the Operations Analyst, use SAP B1, Produmex and other business systems to actively monitor business performance, analyse logistical problems, and provide accurate and timely reports to the Directors
* Planning and managing change effectively, leading a culture of continuous improvement
* Leading, coaching and developing your people, ensuring they are fully trained within their roles and acting consistently with our values
* Leading on health and safety within your area of responsibility, ensuring all areas under your direct control comply are compliant with current legislation and working safely
The Package
* A salary in the region of £40,000 to £45,000 with the starting level dependent on experience
* Permanent contract working sociable hours (42.5 hours per week)
* 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) rising to 36 days with length of service
* Discretionary profit share and bonus scheme
* Employee healthcare cash plan
* Access to a range of high street discounts (including cinema, retail, gym membership etc.)
* Life assurance
* 40% discount off Zest garden furniture and decorative products
* 20% discount at the Woodworks Garden Centre and Café
* Long service awards
Our Requirements
* Experience gained in a similar operational warehouse and distribution role, ideally working with short lead times and seasonal variation
* Experience motivating and developing teams with an inspirational approach and the ability to develop a culture of success and innovation
* Financially aware, capable of making commercially informed decisions and driving efficiency
* Experience across both trade and e-commerce environments
* Solid grounding in providing effective transport solutions and maximising load fill
* Passion for environmental sustainability
* Working knowledge of ERP and WMS systems (SAP Business 1 and Produmex ideally)
* Superb communication skills, with a collaborative, solution-focused approach
* Logical, strategic thinker who isn’t shy of being hands-on to inform business improvement
* Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
More About Us
We are proud to be Investors in People accredited, and as part of the P&A Group, you’ll be part of an award-winning business with a strong focus on consistent demonstration of our values in action, employee development and engagement. We know our employees are our most valuable asset and we encourage every member of the team to use their skills and knowledge to flourish and build a successful future together.
All applications for this Warehouse and Distribution Manager / Logistics Manager vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions


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