Department Manager Warehouse

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 20/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £47,280.00 - £62,880.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work various full time hours required


What you’ll be doing: 

  • Managing Resource within their team and wider operation

  • Developing and maintaining relationships within the supply chain network

  • Ensuring Department KPIs are met, by challenging line reports to consistently achieve them through their teams

  • Encouraging C.I. within their team and business unit, continually striving to achieve more

  • Recognising, celebrating and rewarding success within their team

  • Encouraging Managers to empower their teams by providing opportunities for growth by setting stretching targets

  • Developing & Supporting the Business and Supply Chain Strategies

  • Inspiring a culture of working together

  • Applying Health & Safety standards within the working environment

What you’ll need:

  • Previous experience of working within a logistics/supply chain environment

  • Managing stakeholder relationships

  • Management of a change agenda in a logistics/supply chain environment

What you may bring: 

  • Previous experience managing semi-automated or automated operations

  • Knowledge of warehouse management systems (WMS) 

  • Capable of covering other operations to provide support as required

Partnership Capabilities for this role:

  • Customer & Performance Focus (All) 

  • Empowered Partner (All) 

  • Planning & Delivering Excellence

  • Collaborating & Supporting

  • Agility & Resilience

  • Communicating & Influencing

Additional Information

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Please consider the following when making your application:

-We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

-Print off the job description now if you require it

-Ensure you have an up-to-date CV 

Duties and Responsibilities

Department Managers are responsible for effectively leading and motivating the departmental teams to deliver site and business objectives of having the right stock and resource in the right place at the right time whilst maximising the efficiency of the operation.

Owning the engagement of multiple stakeholders liaising with different teams to negotiate the best outcome for everyone involved (Partners, Leadership Teams, DC Network, 3rd Party logistics providers)

As part of the Fenny Lock Leadership Team, implements operational strategy and influences future vision for Fenny Lock in line with the Partnership Plan and Partner Priorities.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Fenny Lock - Department Manager PL7 - JO.pdf 


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