Ascendant recruitment are recruiting for a shift manager based in Milton Keynes. Monday to Friday 6am – 2.30pm Permanent position £33,000 The purpose of this role is to provide leadership level skills in managing the efficient operation of the warehouse facility. This includes but is not limited to providing leadership to your team with clear and concise communications, planning, and deploying staff effectively, control and safe use of equipment, ensuring that health and safety standards are met, and maintain high levels of stock integrity and housekeeping.. Direct management of a team of warehouse colleagues, providing direction, guidance and clear communications so that company objectives are met. Team size may vary up to 30. Recruitment and training of direct reports in line with company guidelines. Lead by example, and develop an environment of mutual respect and promote the department within the business by demonstrating a professional approach in all aspects of the job Motivate the team to maximise productivity and reach specified daily and monthly targets Provide cover for the despatch manager by ensuring 'order manager' us fully understood to launch orders for picking Development of direct reports through effective performance review and the development of PDPs. Provide return to work interviews, managing absence, decide and approve holiday requests, manage under-performance issues and ensure a close working relationship with each the team as a whole and at individual level Develop and recommend to the Head of Logistics, operational warehousing efficiency changes to procedures and work practices. Work as part of an effective team within the peer group and develop excellent relationships with both internal and external customers. Rectify non-conformance in all aspects of the operation, to include order picking, stock integrity, following correct standard operating procedures and housekeeping standards, the condition of the pick face and standard of goods prepared for despatch To actively promote health and safety standards and making a positive contribution to improving standards. Make sure all incidents are reported correctly and to carry out monthly site audits To ensure that security is maintained, doors and windows locked at appropriate times, unauthorised personnel are reported correctly, security of the main compound is maintained and computer security is assured by making sure computers are logged off and free from misuse Gather data and provide information about team performance Identify areas where service levels are below agreed standards and recommend quick resolutions. To be able to assess and re assess business priorities and make decisions Ensure all MHE is correctly monitored and that MHE pre shift checks are carried out in line with company procedures Assist in the induction and training/monitoring of agency personnel Develop and recommend to the Head of Logistics, operational warehousing efficiency changes to procedures and work practices. To be a member of the Logistics Leadership Team, attend meetings, and work as an effective supportive team member. Report to the team any issues arising that affect overall operational performance. Overall service level targets are achieved by ensuring a smooth flow of materials through the warehouse operation Assisting in the execution and reconciliation of the annual physical stock take. Manage specified projects, ensuring target dates and performance criteria are achieved. Essential skills required 5+ years demonstrable experience of a previous leadership role based within distribution Good level of IT skills, particularly in relation to Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite Knowledge of current and emerging internal and external issues impacting on the operational environment Comprehensive understanding of Processes and Procedures Experience of training new members of staff Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are short-listed we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!