DLM- 101 - Distribution & Logistics Manager

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Posted: 14/04/2022 13:15
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £25,000- £30,000
Location: Christopher's, Artington near Guildford, GU3 1LP
Level: Care
Deadline: 12/06/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: Please refer to 'About Us' for full details
Job Type: Fixed term

Job title: Distribution and Logistics Manager
Location:  Based at Distribution Unit GU21 2EP ad hoc visits to SSCH shops and any other locations as required

Hours: 37.5 hours  per week

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional, and medical care.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Distribution and Logistics Manager to join Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.  In this role you will support the Shop Managers and the eCommerce Manager to meet and understand their stock requirements and increase retail income by efficient management of stock movement in and out of the Distribution Unit.  The post holder will also ensure the unit operates as a regular donation station. 

The successful applicant will be a team leader, able to manage a group of volunteers across all functions of the Distribution Centre.  Working in a physically demanding role, the  the successful candidate will be highly organised, ensuring an efficient and smooth running operation with health and safety at its forefront.

Communication is key in this role – and the successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the business.  From offering a high level of customer service to supporters to being an integral member of the retail team.  We are seeking a professional individual, who will provide a pleasurable environment for customers, other staff members and volunteers alike.

Previous experience in retail and logistics is essential, whilst previous charity experience would be a bonus.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years in retail and 18 months in distribution logistics. 

Working in the Distribution Unit will provide you with an overview of other areas of the charity – the hospice, finance, communications and marketing, fundraising and volunteer development. The role offers the opportunity to enhance your existing communication skills, and develop your business skills from decision making, and financial reporting to people management.

The post will be based at  Knaphill Distribution Centre but will also need to travel to our  hospice, offices, shops and potential corporate business and house clearances.

You will also be required to attend meetings and staff conferences and travel between various sites on occasions and  therefore you are required to be a car owner and driver.

For further information about the role please contact Melanie Hill on 07919 046134.

Please note that appointment will be subject to DBS clearance at an enhanced level.

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