Warehouse Operations Manager

Last updated 3 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

We are currently looking to recruit an Operations Manager for Ocado's Customer Fulfilment Centre based in Bristol. This site (our CFC6) will be our first ‘mini’ Customer Fulfilment Centre and now the senior leadership team is in place, we are ready to start building the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a pre-go live environment as we prepare the site for launch, enabling you to influence ways of working and contribute to achieving a positive employee experience by providing visible leadership.

Accountable to the Senior Operations Manager, you will lead and motivate the business unit teams in the successful operation and optimisation of our platforms to deliver maximum client and customer value through successful day-day delivery of Ocado's world class customer experience.

What will you be doing?

Living and breathing our 5 Pillars - Safety, People, Customer Quality, Delivery, Cost - you will provide motivation and drive excellence in all that we do.

Safety - Demonstrate and lead a positive Health and Safety culture at work, maintaining exceptional Health and Safety standards across the site and operating region.

People - Shape and drive a world class employee experience and environment to attract and retain the right people as well as lead your teams to foster a culture of respect, identity, loyalty, trust and aspiration where people are engaged and motivated to commit to Ocado and our values. Key people KPIs will be a vital focus, as will developing your people and implementing effective employee engagement initiatives.

Customer and Cost - Champion the process of continuous improvement, challenge and amend performance metrics to deliver improvements to productivity and standards and role model the exemplary standards required to delight our customers. You will also lead the pursuit of excellent housekeeping standards and ensure food safety mechanisms are adhered to.

Delivery - Lead the operation and identify innovative ways in which to serve our customers and conduct our business as well as contribute to setting the site and regional strategies. You will also manage your team’s resource level, and prepare and justify budgets and plans against expected volumes. Communication is key, we expect you to use effective methods to inform of key business results, continuous improvement initiatives, and other important messages.

You may also be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job.

About you:

Minimum criteria:

  • Experience in leading large and diverse teams in a fast paced environment
  • A passion for developing people with a proven track record of spotting and nurturing talent, demonstrable through formal talent mapping and succession planning
  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High levels of PC/Microsoft package literacy
  • Experience and knowledge of best practice Health & Safety ways of working
  • A sincere bias for action and passionate about achieving results and driving production through efficiency and process improvement
  • Ability to demonstrate effective problem-solving and analytical capability to influence business and technical audiences
  • Flexibility to work all shifts, including weekends, in an operational 24/7 environment

Preferred (in addition to minimum):

  • Previous experience in a 24/7 warehouse or logistics environment on a similar scale
  • Working knowledge of computerised warehouse management systems
  • Previous/current qualifications in the use of Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Previous experience in a continuous improvement environment
  • Qualified in either IOSH Managing Safely, Managing Safety at Ocado or similar recognised qualification
  • Competent in two or more production or supply chain areas
  • Previous experience working with all or parts of Google’s suite of cloud tools
  • A track record of successfully working with budgets

What else do you need to know?

You will:

  • Work 4 x 12 hour shifts each week, rotating between days and nights
  • Be expected to be a Subject Matter Expert on operational processes and activities within the CFC
  • Stand/walk for extended periods
  • Sometimes lift objects weighing up to 30kg from the floor to shoulder height
  • Need to wear protective equipment where required
  • Be trained to use Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Spend time in environments ranging in temperature from +30 to -30 (degrees C)

What will I get in return?

  • Competitive salary and benefits including Free Shares and Life Assurance
  • 15% off your Ocado shopping
  • Onsite subsidised café and company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers
  • Private Healthcare
  • National discounts including Vodafone, Merlin Attractions, Enterprise Car Hire and many more
  • Enhanced Pension scheme - matching up to 7% of your contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and it takes its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 very seriously. We treat all our employees fairly and equally, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, pregnancy and maternity, trade union membership or offending background, or the fact that they are a part-time worker or a fixed-term employee. Our employees and applicants for employment shall not be disadvantaged by any policies or conditions of service which cannot be justified as necessary for operational purposes.