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Smiths News is the UK's leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler. Working on behalf of all major national and regional publishers, Smiths News distributes a diverse range of print media to 30,000 customers, ranging from large general retailers to smaller independent newsagents. We use our large geographical footprint of distribution centres to provide an efficient, friendly and professional service to all our customers no matter where they are located. We operate in the world's fastest and most complex supply chain. We offer our customers a wide range of services to increase simplicity and maximise sales. Our core services include newspaper and magazine deliveries 364 days a year, collecting and processing returns, managing retail range, and providing market insight to publishers.Role Description
Operation Team Leader - Milton Keynes
About the Operation Team Leader Role:
As a Night Operations Team Leader you will join the management team in the Milton Keynes warehouse to ensure the night operation accomplish accurate packing in order to ensure deliveries are on time and within agreed budgets.
The role holder will be responsible for:
Ensuring accurate and secure picking of all newspaper and magazines
Supervising team members and providing mentoring and coaching
Working closely with the management team to ensure all staff budgets achieved.
Responsible for the setup of the magazine pack to ensure the optimum productivity and accuracy
Maintain a high level of Health and Safety at all times.
A track record in warehouse management would be desirable, however management experience in other sectors would be considered.
You'll be able to evidence:
Experience of working in a fast paced environment
Managing a large operation and being able to liaise at all levels
Outstanding communication skills and the credibility to effectively build relationships with all team members and management
The ability to solve problems using own initiative
Although not essential, experience of working in Newspaper and Magazine distribution would be advantageous.
Our Connect News and Media division; Smiths News is the UK's largest news wholesaling business with 55% market share, distributing newspapers and magazines on behalf of all major national publishers and a large number of regional publishers. The business serves 30,000 customers across England and Wales, supplying large multiple retailers and independent newsagents. Dawson Media Direct supplies newspapers, magazines and inflight entertainment technology and content to over 120 airlines in 115 airports worldwide. More recently, we have invested in two exciting new businesses. Pass My Parcel is a click and collect local delivery service with clients including Amazon and ASOS. Jack's Beans is a vended coffee brand which we market through retail outlets across the UK.