Depot Manager

Homebase was recently acquired by Hilco Capital, a financial services and investment company. Under new ownership and with a fresh new leadership team in place to drive the business forward, it’s the start of a brand new chapter for us.

We’re passionate about helping customers with their home improvement and garden projects, and have a range of rewarding opportunities across the country in our Homebase stores as well as at our support centre in Milton Keynes. For more information, visit our careers site

The role

To lead the site logistics agenda to add value to the business. To establish, agree and deliver challenging performance objectives across all elements of the operation, ensuring corporate standards for quality, health and safety and people management/ development are maintained. Additionally, this role is part of the Distribution Leadership Team, responsible for developing the wider network agenda, inclusive of 3PL management

What will I be doing?

To create and sustain a safe working environment and culture, ensuring all statutory requirements are adhered to and exceeded where possible
To provide the highest level of service to our stores at lowest effective cost
To pro-actively seek effective ways of reducing variable costs, such as labour, damage, accidents, stock integrity etc.
To work with the Distribution Leadership Team to identify and lead Network based improvement projects
To create, deliver and own an annual operating budget which fully supports the needs of the site
To develop relationships with key stakeholders e.g. retail, finance, other network DC’s, to embed a continuous improvement focus and agree cross functional ways of working
To know the legal and compliance responsibilities of the position and ensure those in areas of responsibility understand and adhere to the compliance responsibilities of their jobs
To develop and sustain appropriate working relationships which foster a team working environment, engaging colleague across the function
To drive team and individual development in line with the Company HR strategy and performance management processes

What I need to be successful:

Prioritise health and safety
Shows an awareness and understanding of the importance of profit
Fosters effective and productive working relationships
Conveys information in a clear, structured and understandable manner
Can think and reason in numbers
Demonstrates an ability to solve problems in a rational manner
Creates new solutions for existing problems
Familiar with all aspects of a warehouse operation
Knowledge and experience in the use of warehouse management systems
Knowledge and understanding of leading people and teams


When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

24 days annual leave
Store discounts up to 20%
Company Pension & Life Assurance
Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

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