Location: Thrapston, Northamptonshire
Salary: Up to £22500 per annum
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Logistics, Industrial Logistics
Contact Name: Leena Raja

Distribution Centre Assistant Controller

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced DC Assistant Controller, working for a dynamic luxury houseware design company based in Northampton. The role reports directly to a Distribution Centre Controller and is responsible for ensuring that all requirements are fulfilled in the required time. You will be a skilled supervisor or team leader that has flair for efficiency improvement and want to work in a design-led business. You will be flexible enough to stand in and cover the DC Controller as required.

Direct accountabilities

  • Assist with resource planning and implementation to meet business requirements
  • Continuously review and develop procedures based on changing expectations
  • Effectively deliver team training and personal development programmes
  • Gather data for simple KPI's to be presented to senior management (via the DC Controller) highlighting costs, performance and compliance etc
  • Consistently drive effective communication across key stakeholder groups i.e. suppliers, customers and team
  • Lead internal communication and team briefings
  • Gather information for meaningful periodic performance reviews
  • Ensure all aspects of Health & safety are compliant and adhered to
  • Ensure that all IT systems are used correctly, reporting all issues

Key skills required

  • Direct and current experience of a fast-paced distribution centre environment
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent employee communication, development and management skills
  • Sharp knowledge of the end-to-end function of a multi-channel distribution centre
  • Ability to identify and report gaps in processes and resources, and give proposals for change
  • Outstanding external stakeholder communication skills
  • Ability to understand and uphold integrity of the simplehuman brand
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious.

Ideal candidate qualities

  • enthusiastic and hardworking
  • responsible smart learner
  • objective and energetic
  • determined and open-minded
  • proactive, consistently seeking new opportunities
  • highly organised and efficient - driven by priorities and deadlines
  • customer-driven focus in everything you do
  • good humoured team player.


  • 20 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Progressive career development planning
  • Free on-site parking
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme and counselling
  • Generous friends and family discount scheme
  • Free weekly staff lunches
  • Free snacks, fruit and beverages

Salary for this opportunity is £22.5k plus Benefits

The working hours are Monday to Friday 9am until 5.30pm, however the business is open to flexible working arrangements.

For immediate consideration apply today!


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