Contract General Manager


Job Details


UK Greenford Multi User 1 - 10366

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive + car/allowance+bonus+benefits

Closing Date

30/11/2020 12:00

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a General Manager with a particularly strong warehouse and eFulfilment bias within our Digital & eFulfilment Sector. 

The role is responsible for the effective management of warehouse and all associated activity for a number of clients spread across three different locations in the Midlands and London, including our new Customer Fulfilment Centre in Nuneaton. 

The successful candidate will ideally be based in the South Midlands or North London area. Travel across the sites is required.

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • Driving service and enabling growth within all areas of responsibility.
  • Identifying new business opportunities for both our Shared user facility in Greenford and Customer Fulfilment Centre in Nuneaton.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the ongoing warehouse and transport operation consistently exceeds the client’s requirements both in terms of service to customers, budgeted financial goals, KPIs and operational standards.
  • Providing leadership, motivation and career development to site management teams, ensuring that they achieve excellence on a day-to-day basis.
  • Responsible for driving high levels of employee engagement.
  • Proactive in seeking out initiatives that ensure the contract supports the customer’s business plan and supply chain strategy as well as Wincanton’s company strategy.
  • Operating in both an “open book” and “closed book” environment where decisions and performance are under scrutiny.
  • Working with the Sector Senior team to ensure our  national network is optimised to provide market leading service to our clients and end customers.
  • Responsible for supporting the training and continuous development of colleagues

What will you bring?

  • Significant management experience at General Manager level
  • Proven leadership and development of a management team ensuring  they are engaged and motivated to achieve their personal goals and KPIs of the contract.
  • Interpersonal skills to be able to establish effective communication channels with employees
  • Experience of negotiating change with numerous clients and have great influential skills.
  • Experience of working closely with clients and delivering a market leading service
  • Excellent commercial acumen, with the ability to provide the budgetary and financial controls and operate effectively in both an ”Open Book” and “Closed Book” environment involving regular detailed and comprehensive reviews.
  • Demonstrated skills in the delivery of continuous improvement initiatives using lean processes.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, private healthcare, 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, home working, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking + much more

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

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