General Manager (Warehouse and Distribution)

Sector: Warehouse
Salary: Competitive
Location: Halstead
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 913265
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Just Recruitment is working with a growing, well-regarded organisation, based on the outskirts of Halstead – actively looking for a 'General Manager' to manage and oversee its warehouse and distribution operations on its busy site.

The key purpose of this role is to work closely with Senior Management, to ensure that the site runs smoothly, ensuring excellence for staff, customers and the business operation.

Duties include:

  • Working with the Fulfilment Manager to maximise production output.
  • Working with Warehouse Operatives/Forklift Drivers to maximise warehouse space.
  • Monitoring and reporting on production in line with quality standards and performance targets.
  • Developing a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Working closely with the ‘Head of People’ to provide training and development to team members to ensure they perform efficiently – coaching and disciplining as required.
  • Being responsible for motivating the team.
  • Ensuring all site standards are consistently maintained. Providing strong leadership through communication.
  • Having a good understanding of customer requirements working closely with the Account Managers and Fulfilment Manager and being able to cover as necessary.
  • Ensuring everyone is working in a consistently safe way adhering to all Health & Safety Standards.
  • Demonstrating strong management skills, with the ability to build a strong working rapport at every level of an organisation.

Personal qualities and skills required:

  • Innovative with a “Can Do” attitude, showing passion and aspiration.
  • Strong, visible leader; articulate, persuasive communicator.
  • Confident, enthusiastic, and energetic.
  • Demonstrable confidence, with authority and gravitas.
  • Able to enthuse and inspire others.
  • Strong team player. Recognises and values contributions from others.
  • Works well with other department managers.
  • Vision and drive to develop the team, with excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ideally, experience in managing e-commerce fulfilment operations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience within a B2C/B2B customer-focused warehouse and distribution environment.
  • Previous Technical/Systems experience within a similar environment ideally within a multi-client site.
  • 2 years of experience in managing a warehousing and fulfilment environment at a senior level.
  • Have a good understanding of Warehouse / Order Management Systems.
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Health & Safety aware.
  • Financial and commercial acumen.

This is a hands-on role, you are required to be 'part of the team' and a 'roll your sleeves up and pitch in' attitude is essential.

You will need to be an effective man manager - able to lead by example.

Working hours:

Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17.30 - some Saturdays may be required.

The role offers excellent benefits, a great working environment and location - this is a great opportunity to join an expanding business.

Due to location, you will need to have access to your own transport.


Just Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent roles.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates.


Contact Bridie James to talk about this role on 01376 517079