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Operations Manager (Days)

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics

Heywood, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Operations Manager - Heywood

At Lineage, helping to feed the world is more than a job – it’s a purpose we live every day. Lineage is the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions.

We are currently recruiting for an Operations Manager to lead our warehouse activity at Heywood

Working hours will be 07:30 to 16:00 or 22.00 to 06.30 either days or nights with 1 hour for lunch working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. This can be discussed at interview.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and monitor all shifts and department managers in the performance of their allocated functions. Ensure that targets and standards are achieved, and procedures followed as specified in their Job Descriptions.

  • Complete all auditable functions/records required by the Company such as Health and Safety Compliance and Food Safety Compliance and to audit paperwork for the depot to ensure compliance from first line management and to raise awareness of the food safety system (HACCP) throughout the site.

  • Ensure that all Coldstore staff comply and operate within the H&S and food hygiene guidelines as laid down within the company safety codes of practice.

  • Ensure training needs and paperwork is completed as recommended by the Company and all records are filed and stored as requested. Ensure documentation control and site-based training is adequate to meet the standards required to maintain the quality accreditation (CMI/STS/EHO) of our customer base.

  • Control, manage and prioritise engineers and maintenance / service frequencies on site by use using the relevant tools available (9080 job log)

  • Manage the warehouse’s operational activities including budgeting, labour scheduling, space and equipment, safety and security, housekeeping, and sanitation. Ensure people, process and technology enable meeting all customer service standards.

  • Manage, train, provide performance feedback and assign duties of direct reports to ensure productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

  • Continuously improve operational procedures such as verifying incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and moving merchandise, and maintaining warehouse inventory

  • Partner with sales, inventory control, and operations support to ensure availability of products.

  • Plan long-range labour needs based on sales forecasts and input from management.

  • Facilitate the achievement of prescribed company Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) regarding cost, productivity, customer service, profits, and team members.

  • Operate the facility in compliance with health, safety, and environment regulations to always establish and practice a culture of safety among the team members.

  • Analyse operational reports to identify trends and recommend solutions to management.

  • Build and maintain partnerships with other departments i.e. Finance, HR, Sales, Continuous Improvement, etc.

What are we looking for?

  • A strong leader with drive and a well-developed ability to identify and resolve problems.

  • Proven experience of successfully running a large warehouse operation

  • Experiencing of leading a large team and working as a second line manager

  • Confident user with warehouse manager systems (WMS)

  • High experience in warehouse management / logistics and distribution

  • Record with people management

  • PC Literate

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel to the Heywood location every working day

What's in it for me?

Aside from a competitive starting salary and other benefits, you're set to gain so much from being part of team.

  • Competitive starting salary and monthly payments

  • 5.6 weeks annual holiday plus the opportunity to earn additional holidays each year up to an extra week after 5 years.

  • Pension Scheme

  • Free onsite car park

  • Social environment with a team who like to support each other to achieve goals, with recognition schemes, site events such as barbecues and shared spaces to enjoy lunch and rest breaks together.

  • Support your emotional well-being with access to a 24/7 employee assistance phone line offering confidential free counselling and advice.

  • Preferential rates for loans and savings offered through exclusive access to a credit union.

  • Refer new employees and get generous financial reward through our referral scheme.

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Why Lineage?

We are a global company with more than 22,000 employees spanning 20 countries and more than 400 locations across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

At Lineage Logistics, we have a shared purpose; we are transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This means working at Lineage is not just a job – it’s an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of our team, you will be a critical link in the food supply chain.

Our shared purpose drives everything we do in all parts of our organisation, from the warehouse floor to the office. Our team members are passionate about the impact they make every single day.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from persons regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. At Lineage we also recognise that Ex-Military, veterans, and military families have great experience with transferable skills and core values that can add significant value to our organisation.


As a Lineage team member, we aim to provide everything you and your family need to thrive. That’s why we offer competitive rates of pay, paid time off, skills training, and development opportunities to grow a long and fulfilling career with us – plus generous financial rewards when you successfully refer new employees. This is enhanced by recognition schemes (so that your hard work won’t go unnoticed), plus the chance to make your salary go even further with our cycle-to-work scheme and preferential rates for loans and savings courtesy of a leading credit union.

Your everyday wellbeing is also important to us, so we will provide you with all the protective equipment you need to be safe and comfortable at work, and you will have access to a free 24/7 employee assistance phone line, which offers confidential counselling and advice. With all of this offered against the backdrop of a fun and social environment in which you will be supported by a team who enjoy helping each other in achieving their goals, we are confident you will excel with us.