Reporting directly to the Business Unit Director, the Fuels Operations Manager is a senior leadership team role overseeing the provision of fuel deliveries to a diverse client base from supply and operating locations across Southern England.
Effective people management forms a critical aspect of the role with responsibility for a large proportion of the company's employees. This includes recruitment, on-boarding, incident investigation, disciplinary and all other aspects of HR within the Operations environment.
Responsible for the management of 60+ operations team members, drivers / contractors and the safe, compliant and effective operation of fleet of ADR regulated HGV's and operating locations.
A senior O License holder, the Operations Manager holds ultimate responsibility for ensuring compliance and safety within all operational areas and is the business lead in the event of incidents and accidents.
The adoption of clear OEE metrics and published objectives to challenge financial spend and increase asset utilisation to optimise the logistics operation. Detailed cost analysis utilisation of live performance data will focus the teams' activities, consciously considering the daily impact on core operating metrics and business costs.
Budgetary control is a key aspect to the Operations Manager role ensuring that the unitary cost to deliver is maintained at an optimum level.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure compliant, efficient and effective operation with a strong focus on health and safety
People focused management professional experienced with drivers and remote employees
Strong financial capability, able to understand, manage and report on a significant budget
Analytical skills and natural curiosity required to optimise and analyse fleet performance to maximise results while delivering a first-class customer service
Implement robust systems and a capable team to ensure smooth business operations and establish a solid foundation for future growth
Collaborative leader who listens and thrives in a high-performance environment where the focus is on the team
A progressive and proven operations professional preferably with ADR and bulk fuels experience
Must be commercially and financially aware with a strong understanding of P&L and strong analytical skills supported by previous experience
Experience with personal development / coaching to develop employee management and engagement
Experience with ISO Quality Management Systems and processes / qualifications would be an advantage
Functional Skills and Values Required
Proactive and prominent attitude towards safety and controls
Desire to perform in high performance sales environment
Team focused, passionate and motivated to succeed
Ability to work in fast moving / changing environment
Builder of personal trust, proactive and strong communicator
Complementary Courses/Certifications/Licenses Required
CPC Qualification is required
IOSH health and safety qualification (or higher) is preferred
£ negotiable + company car + generous company bonus scheme