Task

To work closely with the Value Stream Manager, OSS Rental Fleet Manager, Regional Construction Managers, Project Managers and Post Sales Administrators, with a view of actively improving the process and management of our assets.

Key Success Factors

Success in 6 months:
• Establish effective working relationships with colleagues and suppliers
• Compliance with operations and procurement policies and processes. • Have full working knowledge of Navision
• Exercise effective cost control of purchases of materials and services.
• Effective control over materials supply function.
• Reviewed all current stock and identified any none moving items for disposal, and put in place robust reorder points to eliminate stock out’s

Success in 12 months:
• Have a strong relationship in place with key suppliers and contractors to develop continuous improvement in key areas of the supply chain.
• Working with procurement to improve the robustness of the supply chain, particularly increasing the size and range of fit-out contractors available to OSS.
• Delivering an efficient customer-focused supply chain service to the factory.

Success in 2 years:
• Use skills and knowledge to help develop and train new members of staff
• Achieved cost reduction and value enhancement in the supply chain through continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Ensure an efficient warehouse operation which is able to fulfil operational and customer demand
• Identify and plan to flush the warehouse of ageing stock
• Rationalise and the efficient use of warehouse space
• Plan, co-ordinate and monitor the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods
• Drive a zero tolerance mindset for deviation from the use of quality processes to ensure customer deliveries are met fully
• Understand customer needs and ensure alignment with the needs/commitments of the business
• Plan future capacity requirements
• Ensure inventories are accurate and control inventory levels by ensuring physical counts are conducted and reconciled with automated system utilising help of the warehouse team
• Ensure the relevance and accuracy of all documentation relating to goods in and goods out including labelling of all stock items
• Ensure that any IT and automated systems are accurate and up to date
• Ensure efficient and effective use of warehouse space to include layout and future capacity requirements
• Review ways to reduce waste
• Develop and maintain metrics/KPIs, reports, process documentation, customer service logs and training and safety records
• Create policies and procedures for warehouse activities and ensure all systems meet the standards for accreditation in line with the quality systems
• Continuously review ways to aid efficiency, add value and reduce costs as well as delivering continuous improvement initiatives
• Create and implement best practice warehousing principles, policies and processes
• Ensure that health and safety meets the required standards and that risk assessments are carried out
•Ensure any hazardous materials are stored in accordance with requirements
• Establish, monitor and maintain high standards of security in the warehouse by setting security procedures
• Ensure that vehicles, machinery and equipment is well maintained and fit for purpose • Ensure that all lifting and manoeuvring of product is carried out in accordance with manual handling procedures
• Ensure that staff comply to health, safety and environmental regulations and work safely to protect themselves and others in the warehouse environment

Hierarchical Relation

Directly reporting to the Value Stream Manager for Cannock. Working together with the materials planner To ensure continuous supply of raw materials are available on time to enable timely completion of manufacturing operations to enable the completion of projects in the factory. To continuously improve the on-time delivery of piece parts to manufacturing operations, to eliminate stock outs, to establish EOQ’s (Economical Order Quantities) to maximise the reduction in the purchase price and delivery costs.

Experience and Required Skills

Personal Characteristics:
• Good communication skills.
• The ability to give clear instruction to their team.
• Motivation and change management skills.
• The ability to plan their team’s workload to ensure all targets/deadlines are met.
• The ability to deal with conflict in a professional manner.
• Strong management skills and in particular evaluate their staff’s abilities and formulate a plan of training to develop them.
• Organised and motivated with the ability to achieve targets under pressure.
• The ability to instill standards in their teams and manage to those standards.

Work Experience/additional information:
• FLT Licence.
• Proven experience of managing a team is preferable.
• Full UK driving Licence.
• A good understanding of lean principles.
• Must be computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office.
• Willingness to work flexible hours; including long days, weekends and occasional nights where necessary.

Renumeration and Advantages