Assistant Depot Manager


Job Details


UK Doncaster Husqvarna Outdoor Products - 10866

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£50k + company benefits

Closing Date

20/12/2020 12:00

Role Overview

Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivering a safe, efficient and successful operation, whilst managing a significant change within the business, with the key our on-site customers, leading and developing the Wincanton contract team, and growth into new areas of the customer’s business whilst driving excellence through a Lean CI model.

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?

  • Overall responsibility for the overall Health, Safety and Well-being of all colleagues working on the account.
  • Lead and Support the Management Team to ensure allocations of work to all employees, ensuring they are appropriately motivated and have the relevant skills and knowledge to contribute effectively and maximise productivity growth agenda to ensure a joint delivery of key milestones within the plan in order to achieve customer satisfaction, reduce duplication which will increase our ability and agility to service our customer
  • Identify new ways to grow the customers supply chain in order to prevent status quo
  • Establish engagement plans with key customer stakeholders in order to enhance relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Ensure all training and development activity is undertaken for all operational staff so they have the right training to do their jobs effectively.  Develop and maintain a training skills matrix for the operational teams
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement programme on site to ensure that a CI approach is undertaken in relation to processes, systems, equipment and facilities.
  • Ultimate responsibility for the professional and personal development of colleagues working on the contract, and ownership of recruitment and people retention.
  • Provide appropriate management control through effective planning, organisation control and communication to ensure that all key performance indicator targets in relation to profit and service are achieved.
  • Establish the existing site as a leader in terms of innovation and new technologies.
  • Identify and manage the implementation of investment and site improvement projects.

What will you bring?

  • Experience in leading all aspects of a multi-site, customer led operations and proven track record in delivering innovative performance improvements and operational excellence. Knowledge of the complete life cycle of a contract
  • Knowledge of support services / contracts business model (including 3PL) highly desirable.
  • Experience of new business tenders and managing start-ups and business transfers is ideal
  • Agile approach to strategy and planning with a proven experience of adapting operational plans to changing customer requirements whilst also achieving a commercial benefit.
  • Has worked within Continuous Improvement programmes and can demonstrate an appreciation of key methodologies and approaches
  • High level of self-awareness (including via psychometric profiling) and takes accountability for own development. Seeks and provides feedback on a regular basis.
  • Succeeds in building effective stakeholder relationships with the ability to influence management team’s thinking to deliver high performance through a culture of accountability and ownership.
  • Demonstrable exemplary customer relationship management skills with the flexibility in style, approach to manage a number of clients with varying requirements at the same time.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with an ability to influence at all levels. Able to manage conflict and tough conversations including complex IR issues.
  • Experience of change management processes including successful delivery of change.  Understands how people react to change and how to lead and manage through this.

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, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + 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!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. 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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