With the rise of mail-order and online shopping, distribution centres of major retailers are becoming a huge source of logistics employment. It’s no surprise they’re hiring: a busy high-street store’s distribution centre might have to deal not only with its store deliveries but also potentially millions of home deliveries per year. Needless to say, this will produce a high-pressure environment where confident and able managers are highly valued if customer satisfaction and stocked shelves are to be maintained.
The role will be concerned with the day-to-day management of the centre, from personnel and security to the deliveries and warehousing themselves, but will also involve the implementation of cost-saving measures and the introduction of new systems as they are fed through from head office.
The distribution manager of a mainstream centre could well be in charge of tens or hundreds of staff, making the human resources responsibilities as crucial as the technical and physical. And in the other direction, the manager will have a head office to keep just as happy by driving efficiencies and keeping rigidly to budget.
The distribution centre manager will need to be a highly professional and motivated person, able to work on many strands simultaneously while understanding the possibilities and limitations of delegation of tasks and roles. Great communication skills and a team attitude will keep the corporate massage and aims alive and enacted while also helping to keep the staff motivated.
With many of the deliverable tasks expected of the manager being based on IT systems, some experience in the common warehousing software will be useful, as will experience in word processing, accounting and presentation software.
Cast UK is a growing force in the UK logistics, procurement and supply chain recruitment sector. People approach us for many reasons, whether seeking more job fulfilment or simply relocating with the family, so it’s good to know that we always have the complete range of positions available all over the country.
Our founder members and consultants all come from the same sectors, so we know what employers and candidates are looking for in their staff and careers respectively. As we only deal with these fields, many employers come to us first to create a candidate shortlist because they know we’re tightly focused on delivering the best people to them.
Please see what’s available in your region and if you’ve seen something you’re interested in, please get in touch – whether it’s today or tomorrow, we might have a position with your name on it!
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Distribution Centre Manager for your business or find you a job as a Distribution Centre Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Home to more than 7.5 million people and covering around 1,500 sq km, Greater London is an administrative division that was created in 1965.
Comprising the City of London, as well as the 32 London boroughs, it is often described as the region inside the M25, although this isn't exactly accurate. What's more, it offers a wealth of choice for those seeking Distribution Centre Manager opportunities.
The centre of the British government, Greater London is home to various official bodies and it's also the financial hub of the country, with just some of the big companies based here including Lloyds, Barclays and Citibank. Other top companies with headquarters or other facilities here include Reuters, Ford, Warburtons, Tate & Lyle, Nestle and John Lewis.
What's more, transportation and shipping are essential for keeping Greater London running. Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, seeing around 69 million passengers a year, as well as a significant amount of cargo.
Meanwhile, several mainline rail companies travel into London and Transport for London helps millions of passengers get across the capital every day via bus, Tube, DLR and tram. There's also the Port of London Authority, which deals with commercial freight on the River Thames.
Whether you're ready to take your career to the next level, or you're searching for new responsibilities in a different Distribution Centre Manager position in Greater London, the team at Cast UK can help.
As recruitment experts in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors, we work closely with clients and candidates across the country to match the right talent to each role.
We understand what it takes to be a successful applicant for every position and we can provide the advice and assistance you need to get your job hunt off to a great start.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Greater London or source a new job in Greater London then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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