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  • Assistant General Manager

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 24-Dec-2019
  • Job reference: 24916

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Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on for 2020! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch!


We are looking to recruit an Assistant General Manager to join our distribution centre in Northampton...


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Profit and Loss account for distribution service of  a FTSE 250 business

  • Management of warehouse operations & 3rd Party service providers

  • Create a working environment that is genuinely committed to ensuring “everyone returns home safely at the end of each day, every day”

  • Create and manage an excellent working environment that provides security, consistency and reliability for the company and enjoyment, opportunity, development and learning in a safe environment for all staff

  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement and demonstrate year on year improvement


  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organisation standards


  • Ensure the ongoing critical review of plant, processes and equipment and establish a best practice approach to logistics technology


What are we looking for?

  • In depth understanding of warehousing and distribution operations

  • Excellent people management skills and leadership qualities

  • Excellent communication skills to all levels of the Business

  • Excellent customer (internal and external) skills, ability to influence and create trust

  • Health & Safety driven

  • Proven track record of effective business unit management


What we can offer you?


Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home


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