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Warehouse Manager

OXB-WSC-18-196
Competitive
Permanent
35 - 0 / per week - Full-Time
Cowley ,
Oxford

Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market

Our recent successes are driving significant growth. As such, we are looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our Warehouse and Supply Chain team.  The purpose of this role is to ensure the concept design for our new warehouse facility is fully implemented to support GMP and regulatory requirements. This requires review and update of current Warehouse SOP’s and full staff training.  You will be responsible for managing people, processes and systems, in order to ensure goods are received, segregated, labelled, located, inventory controlled and dispatched appropriately and productivity targets are met.  You will also be responsible for the Health and Safety standards and for the security of the building and inventory. This includes specialist warehouses involving the storage of temperature-controlled products.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with internal customers.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the receipt, order, assembly and dispatch of goods to internal customers.
  • Use space and mechanical handling equipment efficiently, making sure quality, budgetary targets and environmental objectives are met
  • Have a clear understanding of the company's policies and vision and how the warehouse contributes to these
  • Coordinate the use of automated and computerised systems where necessary
  • Respond to and deal with internal customer communication by email and telephone
  • Keep stock control systems up to date and make sure inventories are accurate
  • Plan future capacity requirements
  • Organise the recruitment and training of staff, as well as monitoring staff performance and progress
  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork within the workforce to ensure productivity targets are met or exceeded
  • Produce regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Brief team on a daily basis
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment.
  • Oversee the planned maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment

Key skills and requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of experience of GMP requirements and leading regulatory inspections.
  • Knowledge of the H&S requirements of operating multiple warehouses
  • People management skills, including the ability to lead and motivate others, delegate work and explain ideas
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and lead a team of people
  • Initiative and decisiveness
  • Enthusiasm
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Person Specification:

  •  Educated to degree standard in warehouse management.
  • Proven track record of successful regulatory and customer inspections.
  • Extensive knowledge of H&S requirements in modern warehouse.
  • Highly motivated individual that can instil and maintain the compliance ethos required for operating under GMP licences.

No agencies please


Benefits Summary

  • Competitive pension scheme     
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Private Health Care
  • Health Cashback Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)              
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount Portal
  • Discretionary Share Option Scheme
  • Discretionary Sharesave Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

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