Materials & Logistics Manager, Open to flexible working
The role provides an exciting opportunity to influence and support the service in its delivery of more efficient and effective supply solutions. You will be managing and developing a team of up to 10 staff, across stores, fleet and purchasing, and be a key member of the Building Maintenance Management team.
You will also be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the materials, fleet and purchasing functions which support the efficient delivery of repairs and planned works to 31,000 homes maintained by Hackney Council’s in-House Building Maintenance Service.
The post holder will lead a programme of change to develop a best in class materials and stores function, supporting the Repairs Service in its key objectives – to fix a repair right first time and ensure value for money. This means making sure that the right materials are efficiently ordered and delivered on time whether to operative’s vehicles, site or main store and ensuring appropriate stock levels are maintained to enable the key objective of repairs right first time.
The successful candidate will also undertake an options appraisal of our current materials contract and lead on the procurement and implementation of a new contract. They will play a key role in ensuring that an expected move to new premises goes smoothly, with a re-located, fit-for-purpose store put in place.
To succeed in the role, you will be an experienced manager, ideally in stores, with a track record of developing and implementing strategies to drive performance, promote new delivery models and achieve the best possible outcomes for customers. Good commercial awareness, technical and product knowledge and strong analytical and leadership skills are essential.
We welcome candidates from Commercial Building Companies, Manufacturing Companies and Housing Associations as well as Local Authorities. What is important will be having the right energy, enthusiasm and drive to make a success of this role.
It is an essential requirement for this post to have experience managing a budget of over £4 million as well as possessing at least 5 years experience of managing stores and materials supply functions in Building Maintenance/Construction industry.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date for applications: 29 September 2019
Interviews: w/c 14 October 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.