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    £29,000 – £31,000

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    14 November 2022

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Position: Warehouse First Line Manager
Location: Banbury – Cherwell 2
Contract Type: Full Time (Permanent)
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 39.5hrs per week (14:00-22:00)
Closing Date: 14th November 2022
Criminal Check required: Yes. A Basic Criminal Record Check will be required
Grade: RCS.N
Salary: £29,000 – £31,000

Are you a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced environment? Would you enjoy being part of a dedicated team that works together to create a relevant, memorable difference in the lives of our customers and employees? If you’re looking for change, and you’re ready to make changes … we’re looking for you.

At DHL our business is logistics, but people are our passion. With over 500,000 team members in 220 countries, we attract and retain great talent. We are one of the most innovative, most culturally diverse companies on the planet. We provide unmatched opportunities for personal and professional development. We really are a, “Best Place to Work.”

If this sounds like a team you’d like to join … keep reading.

We make promises to our customers, and we’ll make promises to you too. The key responsibilities in this role include;

  • To plan, co-ordinate, supervise and report upon the work activities of a team;
  • providing effective communication, leadership, motivation, training & development.
  • Management of the financial budget within area of responsibility, the ability to report back any variances with evidence to validate this.
  • To build strong customer relationships, at the appropriate level to ensure that their department works effectively, understanding their impact on other shifts and departments to optimise total operational effectiveness.
  • To actively seek out information from functional departments, such as Finance and HR, to ensure their area is well run.
  • This role requires a strong Continuous Improvement approach.

You won’t find another job like the one you’ll find with DHL Supply Chain. Now, here’s what we need from you:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience of team management (essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, motivation and planning skills (essential)
  • Excellent communicator (verbal & written) (essential)
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements (essential)
  • Computer literate (essential)
  • Excellent organisational skills (desirable)
  • Good analytical and numerical skills (desirable)
  • Knowledge of customs requirements (desirable)
  • Knowledge of working time legislation (desirable)
  • Working understanding of GDP (desirable)
  • Knowledge of basic employment law (desirable)

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to cover for manager from time to time.
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns
  • Any 5/7 pattern as required – Primarily Mon-Fri with some weekend working where required.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment
  • Flexibility to move across campus – All sites within 1 mile
  • Any other duties deemed reasonable for the appropriate level

What will you get in return?

As a DHL employee you’ll have access to a wide variety of benefits aimed at enhancing your wellbeing both at home and at work, from a free and confidential 24/7 GP Service and Employee Assistance Programme to affordable loans, simple savings and financial education. You and your family can also access our mental health app on the go, free mortgage and Will advice as well as hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts. We also offer yearly free flu jabs and give you access to our Private Medical Insurance through AXA Health. All this and more is hosted on our Benefits platform which you will have access as a DHL Employee.

What you’ll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion

As a global company, we see the diversity of our employees as a genuine strength. A strength that we will only really leverage if we ensure that our employees sincerely feel that they can bring their true selves to work every day.

We’re committed to attracting the best possible person for every vacancy irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK.