Argos Distribution is transforming...how can your leadership support the change in our DCs?
Distribution is the lifeblood of the company. Argos as a whole depends on ensuring that customers get the goods they want, when they want them. What the customers don’t see is the vast, sophisticated supply chain and logistics operation that makes it all possible.
This is a Shift Manager role where you would be normally work rotating day and afternoon shifts and nights if and when required, five days out of seven. Ensuring all shift activities are co-ordinated with daily and weekly tasks achieved, making best use of resources available. Effectively motivating and leading Team Managers to continually improve performance levels and quality standards.
You will display leadership and role model customer focused behaviours in managing a team of Team Managers, ensuring that KPI’s and high profile service level agreements are achieved in a fast moving Distribution Centre.
Reporting to the Site Manager you will be responsible for the direct day to day management of the warehouse team by maintaining a high standard of communication through team briefings, consultation, employee reviews and one-to-one conversations.
Financial responsibility including cost-management / KPI and budgetary control over costs and resources.
To implement agreed plans to ensure the site meets daily and weekly objectives, ensuring compliance to process and procedure both operational, and people-related matters taking corrective action where appropriate.
Leading and developing a team of managers by coaching and empowering them to ensure the correct culture is embedded in order to maintain high levels of customer focus and collaboration between departments.
Demonstrate effective delegation, objective setting and monitoring. Carry out the monitoring of management performance, instigating actions to rectify under achievement as appropriate and recognising and celebrating success.
To be successful in this role we ask that you:
At least two years’ experience of leading at least four first line managers.
Be able to clearly evidence being able to deliver results at both business and personal level.
Previous experience in a logistics / production environment would be advantageous.
Is able to demonstrate a coaching approach to management of the team.
Sound knowledge of cost-control / financial analysis and reporting.
Experience of managing and working within budgets and service level agreements would be desirable.
Argos is a unique, multi-channel retailer, recognised for choice, value and convenience.
Our leaders instinctively motivate and engage with their teams, keeping them in the know to support the delivery of a great customer experience within our stores. We support, develop and work with our leaders, which helps people understand and support our transformation into a “Digital Retail Leader”.
You may have experience of any of the following: Warehousing / Distribution / 3PL / Line Management / Senior Management / Logistics / Retail.
What you’ll get in return
A competitive salary, discretionary bonus scheme, company pension scheme, 24 days holiday along with staff discounts.