Distribution Centre Manager

Ortho Europe is a leading manufacturer and distributor of prosthetic, orthotic and seating products. Our goal is to promote independence and quality of life by providing robust, innovative and effective devices to thousands of people who need mobility support. We aim to deliver a first class service for users whilst applying the most advanced and exciting technical solutions available to patients.

We are looking for a Distribution Centre Manager to be based at our head office Ability house, in Abingdon. The role will be responsible for inbound, intralogistics and outbound logistics in the Groups Centralised UK Distribution Centre, including the Management of unallocated stock to achieve the defined KPIs and associated processes within our external clinical locations across the UK and Ireland.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Managing warehouse staff – maximising productivity and capacity.
  • Ensuring processes are adhered to within the DC Centre and External clinical stock locations
  • Determining the correct unallocated stock management which achieves the KPIs defined by the Opcare LT.
  • Provide performance reporting to against KPIs and plans to resolve any problems.
  • Management responsibilities include hiring, delegating workload and assignments, training, development, monitoring, performance management, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
  • Minimising backorder lists and minimising any warehouse related issues daily.
  • Ensuring all 3rd party overstock is returned within warranty period
  • Develops rules, policies, and procedural standards with a Continuous Improvement mind-set.
  • Initiates & supports projects and process improvements.
  • Assures FIFO, shelf-life compliance
  • Confers with other departments and locations to ensure coordination of warehouse activities comply with activities of other functions.
  • Participate with internal and external stakeholders, and ensure root causes of complaints are understood, and rectified.
  • Stock management, leading Cycle counts, spot checks and keeping accurate data of stock levels.
  • Ensures health, safety, and cleanliness of the work environment.
  • Reporting of key figures, activities, project updates, and any issues related to the warehouse.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Management or related field
  • Significant experience working and leading in supply chain/ operations roles in a warehouse / DC environment
  • Experience leading multiple teams and/or departments to include direct and indirect reports
  • Experience in achieving project goals and objectives by applying the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about successful project completion
  • Strong people and team management skills.
  • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
  • Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently.
  • Robust judgement and ability to make sound decisions.
  • Self-motivated and uses initiative.
  • Confidential and professional.
  • Remains calm under pressure.
  • Flexible working style.
  • Forklift/counterbalance license desired.
  • Good understanding of freight modalities.
  • Organisation of warehouse space/location for ease of operational efficiency.
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining ISO standards;
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures.
  • Full driving licence preferred.
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of the job.

To apply please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@abilitymatters.com


Category: Management

Location: Ability House, Nuffield Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RL

Submitted: 26th March 2021

Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits package

Queries: recruitment@abilitymatters.com

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