A fantastic opportunity has arisen here at Sainsbury’s Argos for a Solutions and Implementation Manager to join the Distribution department on a permanent basis.
The main responsibility for this role is to develop and implement tactical solutions, warehouse and transport, that will deliver ongoing operational improvements, business profitability and higher customer satisfaction.
Key responsibilities will be:
Engaging with the site operational teams at all levels. Evaluate and provide detailed analysis of opportunities, supported by practical delivery solutions and implementation timescales
Work closely with the in house WMS team to develop enhancements to the Warehouse Management Systems to support lean and productive operational flows
Project manage warehouse development/improvement initiatives from objective definition and initial scope agreement through resource and financial planning
Support the site teams and project manage the implementation to completion with ongoing review to ensure improvements are sustainable
To develop detailed business cases and present to Leadership Team.
Identifies the needs of all key stakeholders and delivers best practice solutions from extensive networking (Argos Retail, Home Delivery as well as external industry contacts and professional organisations) ensuring the Argos Distribution Network is continuously improving and seen as leading edge within the industry.
Ensure progress is relevantly and effectively communicated to the key stakeholders (internal and 3rd Party) and wider supply chain community.
Work alongside other teams and departments to deliver wider business impact and synergies.
Identify and articulate business opportunities across all of the Distribution portfolio including Transport, taking into account the interfaces with other functions (i.e. Retail teams).
Timely and appropriate decision making is critical to the success of initiatives and projects and the future growth of the Distribution function.
Main requirements: .
Must have an extensive operational Distribution background.
Project management experience
A knowledge of Lean practices
Experience of managing large scale change within a fast moving environment.
Ideally, you will have experience of developing distribution/logistic improvement change.
Ability to manage a range of issues both a macro and micro level.
Ability to think both conceptually, logically, tactically and strategically.
Be able to draw on their logistics knowledge and experience to make sound judgements.
Flexible to hours and working location as this is a role that works across the national distribution network
What you’ll get in return:
As well as the usual company benefits, which include, company car, 24 days holiday, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus, private medical insurance and company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own dreams.
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