An experienced, Depot Manager is required to manage a large parts depot for a Global Automotive Giant. The depot is based in Southern France; your remit will be to ensure the on time supply of high quality Parts and Accessories throughout the southern region of Europe satisfying over 7000 orders a day.
As Depot Manager, you will need to drive strategy as well as be a strong people manager with a clear customer focus. You will need to be independent, self-starter with a hands-on approach to the role. Ideally you will have come from an automotive or manufacturing / fast paced environment, although the role is open to individuals that have the necessary skills derived in other industries. However you must have experience of steering logistics operations in a structured and unionised environment.
The role encompasses all aspects and ownership of the daily management of a stand-alone operation - Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost and includes Facility Maintenance, Legal Compliance, Finance, and HR.
You will be managing a team of 50 that operates Monday to Friday.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
A significant number of years’ experience in logistics and/or shop floor management (preferably automotive or within a fast paced environment)
Ideally university degree or equivalent.
Must speak fluent French and English
Understanding of technical infrastructure of building and equipment
Breadth of expertise:
Extensive experience in shop floor and office people management
Budget planning and control expoerience
Proven understanding and implementation of Supply Chain Management and Lean 6-Sigma / continuous improvement principles / projects
Fast paced warehouse operations experience
Factual and analytical thinking
Developing action plan and building consensus
Monitoring own and others performance
Long-term development of others
In return opportunities for career development are excellent in this a highly successful global automotive company, so you will need to be internationally mobile as opportunities exist to progress outside this role in the future. Our client offers a highly competitive remuneration package but most importantly the opportunity to drive and take ownership of your operation.