Job Title: Warehouse Site Manager
Are you an inspirational Depot Manager, Site Lead, or Warehouse Manager who aspires to work for a purposeful, sustainable and ethical company? Do you want to lead and manage a passionate warehouse team in a fast-paced growing business? We are looking for a Warehouse Site Manager to take our warehouse to the next level and confidently deliver our commercial growth ambitions.
Based at our 20,000-sq. ft new warehouse at Aztec West in Bristol, this role has a competitive salary and comes with a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development. This is a permanent role working Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week.
Pukka Herbs create delicious organic herbal teas and incredible health supplements that take people on a journey of discovery to a healthier, happier life, benefiting people, plants and the planet. Pukka Herbs began 15 years ago and is the fastest growing herbal tea company and the 6th fastest growing grocery brand in the UK. Over a million cups of Pukka tea are drunk every day and Pukka’s teas and supplements are sold in over 40 countries across the globe.
About our Warehouse
Our warehouse plays a vital role within Pukka’s global operations, and our team are at the heart of what we do. We receive bulk herbs from the many countries our organic herbs are grown in, the quality is checked, and then dispatched onwards to our manufacturers and co-packers. We also handle finished product where our team pick and despatch orders to our many web consumers and shops across the UK and globally. As part of supporting Pukka’s rapid growth we also reconfigure finished product into language specific packs ready for despatch to customers outside of the UK.
At Pukka we pride ourselves on ensuring our warehouse is compliant with a unique combination of accreditations and standards such as Soil Association, Fair for Life, and Living Wage. We have a real focus on our people, and our culture supports personal growth. Once a year we close our warehouse to connect with the rest of the Pukka team at a company day.
About the role
As Warehouse Site Manager you’ll own the warehouse operation, whether its managing the building, H&S or systems, and ultimately be accountable for performance of the site. This is a great platform to apply distribution best practice to support our entrepreneurial growth. We feel the conditions to succeed are in place and it now needs the right leadership to unlock it.
You’ll demonstrate judgement to balance and set priorities to give exceptional results today and next year. You will have the strong influencing skills and aspiration to shape and drive the agenda to deliver those results.
A typical day could include working with your team to ensure that orders are despatched in line with our lead time, to being involved in commercial discussions with new customers about their requirements. With such a breadth of responsibilities in the role you will have the opportunity to really make this your own, continually learn, and play a pivotal role in shaping our future.
Day to day you’ll lead and skilfully manage an engaged team of 12 people to deliver great performance, keeping them motivated and engaged to deliver our exciting plans. You’ll be accountable for a wide range of deliverables, including implementing and delivering KPIs to drive the team’s performance.
As Warehouse Site Manager, you will report to the Head of Supply Chain and will act as part of the leadership team driving our Supply Chain agenda. With Pukka growing at 30% year on year, there is opportunity to progress and get involved in managing our external distribution partners.
You’ll work closely with our highly engaged stakeholders to drive improvements, implement robust stock management practices, scenario plan, evolve the warehouse, deliver in line with an annual budget and resource model, and continually improve.
Working at Pukka in this role requires a level of commercial gravitas, personal drive, energy, purposeful effort, and brilliant people leadership capabilities. If this is at the heart of what drives you personally and professionally, and you can deliver this with credibility, we could be a perfect fit for you and your next career move.
You’ll be educated to degree level and have demonstrable experience gained within a depot, warehouse, factory or logistics managerial role. Ideally, you’ll have experience gained in the food industry, an organic business, within an FMCG, or similar. You’ll have managed a warehouse or production team and have a passion for quality and delighting our customers.
You’ll have a track record of delivering change agendas and have an approach that is nurturing, motivational and connected closely to your team. You’ll demonstrate resilience, strong problem solving ability, and the initiative to comfortably work independently at pace in a changeable environment.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are needed, and the ability to influence and negotiate persuasively with your peers, team and at senior levels is essential.
Part of Pukka’s success comes from the diversity of our teams and customers. As such we welcome all applications.
If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka.
To apply for this role please attach your CV and your answers to the four questions below that form an essential part of our application process.
* Who are you?
* How do you relate to others?
* Heart or head?
* Describe your energy
Closing date – 29th August 2017
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