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Depot Manager

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Logistics
  • Nottingham
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AI generated summary

  • You need proven leadership, operational knowledge, finance management skills, communication, team motivation, commercial focus, quality orientation, teamwork, and experience developing management teams.
  • You will oversee depot operations, manage staff performance, monitor financials, ensure safety compliance, and drive continuous improvement in KPIs and customer service levels.


  • Proven leadership qualities to enable you to manage all aspects of a busy FMCG warehouse
  • Good working knowledge of all relevant operational practices
  • The ability to bring about maximised depot financial performance
  • Effective communication skills with the personal motivation and confidence to have a positive impact within Great Bear as well as with clients
  • Skills to set clear objectives and to motivate your team to achieve them
  • The ability to work efficiently across the business and functional boundaries, being commercially focussed
  • The drive to be quality-orientated and customer-focussed
  • A genuine and effective team player approach
  • Experience of developing management teams within similar logistics operations would be desirable


  • Ensuring the smooth running of operations including financial management, performance management as well as health, safety & welfare
  • Providing strong visible leadership in order to ultimately manage all staff through performance management and training
  • Managing the product from start to finish whilst inside the depot
  • Measuring cases handled, labour turnover, customer service levels and profitability through continuous improvement in KPIs
  • Constantly reviewing, communicating and improving performance and customer expectations against targets achieved
  • Fully ensuring and leading on compliance of all aspects of health & safety and company policies and procedures
  • Actively involving the workforce through regular reviews, management meetings and Head Office reporting, and effectively communicating across all departments
  • Maintaining a high standard of repair and maintenance of both the fabric of the building and all equipment


What qualities are important for a Depot Manager in this role?

Strong leadership skills, experience in FMCG, motivation, and a strategic mindset are important qualities for a Depot Manager in this role.

What will be my main responsibilities as a Depot Manager?

Your main responsibilities will include leading and managing the warehouse operation, motivating the team, developing strategies and business plans, and driving business performance and growth.

What experience is preferred for this role?

Previous experience in FMCG and a strong business acumen are preferred for this role as a Depot Manager.

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Mission & Purpose

Culina Group is a market leading provider of high quality logistics services for food and drink companies in the UK and Ireland. We serve a sizeable portfolio of customers - ranging from niche operators to major multinational companies - across our vast depot network, comprised of over 100 strategically located sites. We work with over 22,000 fantastic people at peak and specialise in the development and implementation of total supply chain solutions for ambient and chilled brand manufacturers and distributors. We are totally customer focused and always seek to add real value to our clients, providing a holistic solution to meet the challenges faced by manufacturers and the changing demands of the retail sector.