Assistant Operations Manager


Stoke on Trent


Reporting to the Group Trading Manager working across our 4 fast paced import and distribution companies this highly visible role will be varied and ever changing.


We are looking for an experienced person to work across our shipping, purchasing and administration teams.  You will make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of the department in support of the Group Trading Manager and on a day to day basis you will:

  • Work collaboratively across departments with a hands on approach to identifying and resolving issues as and when they arise.
  • Administrate departmental processes, including quality systems and standards.
  • Improve the availability and quality of KPI and management data, including reports, for decision-making purposes.
  • Oversee the International Supply Chain and its day to day management, from creation of PO, expedition of shipments and arrival management, within business operational and commercial constraints. This includes the early identification of issues for both escalation and resolution – both internally and externally.
  • Support the compliance of the Group’s International Supply Chain in terms of Customs and other Regulatory legislations.
  • Work with the Group Trading Manager on wider business projects including identification and execution of strategic requirements, implementation and change.


Experience within global supply chain would be advantageous, as would an understanding of Customs Legislation and the impact of BREXIT on logistics and trade between the UK and EU markets.


The successful candidate will exhibit the following characteristics and skills:

  • Strong supervisory/ management experience
  • Confidence with the ability to take responsibility and make decisions.
  • Ability to multi task workload with high attention to detail and accuracy for yourself and the team.
  • Forward thinking with the flexibility and capability to work toward changing goals and deadlines.
  • Solve problems independently and tenaciously in a commercial manner
  • Open communication with the ability to develop strong relationships.
  • Awareness of team development needs.
  • Competent to quickly pick up ERP systems


In return we deliver:

  • A busy and varied role.
  • The opportunity to shine and be noticed
  • Career progression
  • Excellent working conditions and hours
  • Competitive salary and generous annual leave
  • Free on site car parking


Fit within our entrepreneurial culture is essential; as is the ability to work

within our vibrant open plan office.


If you are excited by the prospect of joining our group please visit our websites for more information regarding our companies:                                     


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