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Operations Manager

Depot Management
Advertising End Date:
10 May 2018
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Description

About Us:

DPD is the UK’s leading time-critical parcel delivery carrier providing both national and international delivery services. We combine fantastic people, amazing service, innovative products and state of the art technology to deliver an incredible customer experience. As a multiple award-winning business, we’re recognised as a great organisation to join!

Overview of Role

As the successful Operations Manager you will report directly to the Site Manager and you’ll be a key member of the management team, working in a time critical distribution environment. Your key accountabilities will include;

  • Responsibility for actively managing the day-to-day running and operational procedures /performance of the depot through a number of 1st Line Managers.
  • Leading and motivating a large team in the pursuit of demanding cost, productivity and quality targets.
  • Ensuring we meet and exceed challenging network service levels will be a key requirement of this role.
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake specific projects where you will make a tangible contribution to the development of future plans and strategies for the depot

About You

Operating in an environment where working efficiently under pressure and at pace will be key to your success, you should have strong people management experience, involving direct accountability and responsibility for motivating and leading a high performing team. In addition, we’ll also expect you to:

  • Be an experienced logistics professional with strong operational management experience.
  • Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proven decision making and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to successfully implement change.
  • Demonstrate high levels of resilience, self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to work on your own initiative

To ensure we meet challenging service targets you must have strong levels of IT literacy, in order to utilise some of the industry's most advanced technology and deliver outstanding service to our customers.

Practical, first-hand knowledge of the parcel distribution sector would be preferred but not essential.

Specific Requirements

You must hold a full driving licence and be flexible to work 5 shifts across all 7 days to include weekends

Why DPD?

In return, you can look forward to an attractive remuneration package that includes an excellent basic salary, bonus, car and the chance to join a rapidly developing organisation, able to offer genuine career and personal development opportunities.

DPD activity promoted its Dignity at Work policy

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