Overview

Our client is accelerating rapidly towards its goal of becoming the fastest-growing, most profitable distribution company in the UK. This year they were placed 66th in the prestigious ‘Profit Track 100’ annual table published by the Sunday Times.

Their success is based on a strong foundation of teamwork founded on mutual support and collaboration. Their culture of communication enables their people to flourish as individuals by being part of a strong, cohesive team.

Due to internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has become available for a Commercial Manager. You will have responsibility for the commercial and operational aspects and functions of the regional distribution centre (RDC), managing profitability and generating an excellent customer experience. You will manage the teams delivering customer service; procurement; and logistics.

The role is predominantly internal with some supplier and customer interface and therefore requires a candidate with strong people skills, and a confident communicator with the ability to create an excellent rapport with internal stakeholders.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

People:

  • People management, responsibility for a team of approximately 20 members of staff, with direct reports.
  • Promoting and ensuring effective teamwork, leading by example, facilitating good communication and planning between business functions
  • Developing direct reports and whole team through training, learning and continuous improvement

Operations:

  • Health and Safety compliance, monitoring, and improvement
  • A focus on the efficient processing of enquiries coming into the RDC.
  • Driving sales internally
  • BRCGS; ISO9001 and ISO14001 management
  • Warehousing and Logistics (Space management; 100% on time in full focus)
  • Transaction management and data integrity
  • Product quality
  • Excellent communication within and between business functions
  • Right first-time approach

Commercial:

  • Proactively drive improvements to process and efficiency
  • Strong focus on operational costs and the ability to deliver value for money
  • Driving KPIs
  • Margin expectations
  • Inventory management (with the purchasing team)
  • Debtors (with the credit controller)
  • Maximising group USPs
  • Generating, developing, and maximising supplier relationships

Reporting:

  • Monthly reporting along with RDC performance figures
  • Risk Assessments
  • Fire safety
  • Employee attendance records
  • Customer and supplier performance reviews
  • Other reports as required

Who we’re looking for:

  • You must be outgoing, and positive with excellent communication skills
  • A strong desire to improve the experience of our stakeholders
  • Good academic record (degree level education in a relevant discipline) with a proven history of achieving
  • Must be located within 30-40 minutes of the RDC (travel time in rush-hour)
  • A ‘doer’ that completes tasks quickly and to a high standard
  • Keen to take responsibility and be accountable
  • Competent with IT systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – particularly Excel
  • Outstanding planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to lead and delegate tasks to achieve goals
  • Capable fault finder and deploying long-term preventative actions

Rewards:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Paid Holiday
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life assurance
  • Free on-site Secure Parking
  • Excellent staff events, throughout the year