We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Warehouse or Distribution Centre/Operations Manager to join us as our Retail Warehouse Manager at this key stage in our retail growth plans.
Vision Foundation operates 8 shops selling donated goods as part of its income generation strategy, with an ambitious programme of more openings over the next 5 years. The Warehouse receives donations daily from the public which are then sorted and distributed to our shops.
As the Retail Warehouse Manager your prime purpose is to ensure the warehouse logistics function always meets the needs of the business. This will involve sourcing and processing sufficient donations of appropriate quality to keep all shops fully stocked; as well as maintaining the income stream for our e-Commerce operation.
You will ensure the operational infrastructure in the Warehouse is fit for purpose and that the speed and accuracy of stock processing and deliveries will meet the needs of the business.
In addition, you will work closely with the Director of Retail, Head of Retail and Shop Managers to understand their stock requirements and be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment as well as health and safety of the warehouse.
The Retail Warehouse Manager will need to recruit and develop a large team of volunteers so previous team management experience is essential.
Candidates should have a track record of successful delivery in warehouse/ distribution management. Experience in managing a volunteer team, including recruitment and development, as well as excellent customer service and relationship building skills.
An understanding of charity retail would be a distinct advantage.
The role demands a great blend of skills, along with the belief that every blind and partially sighted Londoner should be able to lead their life to the full. As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Vision Fund welcomes applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, religion, belief, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.
A full job description is available here.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and CV to Phil Beaven, Director of Retail, PBeaven@visionfoundation.org.uk
Hours: 35 hours