Operations Director

Swords, Dublin | Ref: BBBH30727


Operations Director


Competitive Salary + Car + Bonus

Role Profile

Following the opening of their new 120,000 square foot distribution centre at Horizon Logistics Park, Dublin, in 2019, Bunzl are seeking to appoint an experienced Operations Director. Cast UK are delighted to be chosen as the exclusive recruitment partner for this key hire.

Part of the FTSE100 listed Bunzl PLC, Bunzl Cleaning and Safety Supplies and Bunzl Irish Merchants divisions will operate from the new site. Reporting into the Managing Director the Operations Director will oversee, monitor and advise on best practice warehousing and distribution activities for the site. The Operations Director will ensure that safety is at the forefront of everything the business does whilst continuing to offer best in class customers service to their retail and wholesale customers.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver on the operations KPI's for the business whilst simultaneously developing a culture of continuous improvement and enhancement of customer service standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build effective and long terms relationships across all departments on the new site with the aim of having a cohesive team across the site
  • In partnership with the senior management teams, define and execute strategic initiatives related to warehousing, logistics, transportation, and operations
  • Implement and execute on SLAs and KPIs and targets - holding both internal employees and external partners accountable to performance expectations
  • Identify and implement industry best practices in logistics and distribution to drive efficiency, operational effectiveness and high quality results
  • Develop, coach and mentor colleagues to create a leading sales & distribution organisation
  • Work with the IT team to ensure sourcing and roll out of best in class systems
  • Maintain operational integrity, open communication channels, and resolve issues effectively and promptly
  • Providing a solution to satisfy customer demand that is both financially and environmentally appropriate - using a mix of own vehicle and third-party logistics
  • Managing the strategic relationship with external carriers on a group wide basis and negotiating distribution contracts that meet the requirements of all Bunzl Ireland companies

Skills & Experience Required

  • Strong leadership skills with focus on colleague engagement, empowerment, and overall development, winning the hearts and minds of colleagues
  • Commercially astute with experience in managing significant budgets and P&L's
  • Proven track record of managing operational change and delivering operational efficiency & service level agreements across a warehouse & distribution operation
  • Experience in reviewing Transport solutions, both in house and third party
  • Small pick operation with low unit orders
  • Customer focused leader who can intelligently balance the demands of the day-to-day and strategic expectations
  • Experience with Six Sigma, LEAN, or similar quality management methodologies

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com

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