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Night Shift Manager

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About us

We are The Very Group and we are here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That is why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We are just as enthusiastic about helping our people get more out of life too, building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

We have some fantastic opportunities based at our state-of-the-art distribution centre in the East Midlands, Skygate. We are currently looking for a Night Shift Manager to work across the operation, leading and developing our fulfilment colleagues.

The site has just surpassed our 4-year anniversary of going live and we have built a truly special workplace. You will get to learn and develop from some of the UK's best logistics practitioners, working in an unrivalled culture and living by our values every day.

About the role

  • To lead and support the operational teams within their area of responsibility (e.g., Inbound/Outbound/Despatch)
  • Proactively coach, lead and motivate operational teams and stakeholders to deliver and exceed site KPIs as defined by customer targets/requirements and overall site requirements.
  • Seek out opportunities to improve and encourage the teams to do the same.
  • Ensure customer focus is on the operational mindset.
  • Effectively manage the Team Managers to deliver targets.
  • Deputise for Operations Manager when required.
  • Promote and encourage positive colleague engagement through effective communications and role modelling the TVG values; engaging with colleagues to create a culture that listens, retains colleagues, and drives performance.
  • An ambassador of a positive health and safety and safe working culture, ensuring all H&S and associated processes are followed.
  • Where required act as incident controller /co-ordinator in the management of any H&S issues or concerns
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement, process adherence and quality.
  • Ensure stakeholders are engaged consistently and appropriately across the fulfilment centre to ensure delivery of KPIs.

 

Budget/Financial:

  • Ensure the Team Managers are managing and planning staffing levels across shifts, working with other areas in the fulfilment centre to re-assign resource if required to ensure customer demand and other KPIs are met.
  • Manage operational processes to maximise efficiency and productivity, escalating issues, and concerns as appropriate.

 

About you

  • A leader who cares. You will care about your team, and you will care about our customers.
  • A leader with standards. You role model the right way to do things and never walk by when you see something amiss.
  • You have led teams in operational environments.
  • You coach, develop and engage your teams building our site culture.
  • Ideally, you will have experience in fulfilment and Automation.
  • You are keen to learn and able to adapt to different people, departments, and teams.
  • You know how to take care of yourself and take the time to do so, ensuring your resilience remains high in the sometimes-challenging start-up environment.
  • Customer-focused and aware if the external and internal requirements for quality, efficiency, and accuracy.

 

Some of our benefits

  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • Flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs.
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access.
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.  

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you are successful so keep an eye on your emails! We will arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we are a good match, we will share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

First stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This will be held onsite.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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