Team Manager

Competitive + Benefits
18 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
Argos Distribution is can your leadership support the change in our DCs?

Due to recent expansion we now have opportunities for Team Managers to join our cutting edge, fully automated Barton DC. We're looking for talented individuals with excellent leadership skills and line management experience. As a Team Manager you will be leading a team of up to 60 colleagues. You'll be motivating and engaging with your team, supporting and coaching them to achieve the shift/weekly work targets and delivery of a great customer experience.

We support, develop and work with our leaders through on-going personal development programmes. We truly believe in our people and offer a wide range of opportunities to progress within the company.

If being part of a highly successful management team wasn't enough, you'll also receive a host of great benefits - access to on-site restaurant, staff shop and gym. As well as a competitive salary and rewarding bonus scheme, 22 days' holidays, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury's and Habitat.

Being a Team Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

Maintaining a high standard of communication through team briefing, consultation, employee reviews and one-to-one conversations.
Improving operational performance in service, cost and colleagues in line with agreed approach ensuring sustainable change.
Maintaining operational compliance to all agreed processes ensuring all Team Members work accordingly.
Assisting in the selection of future team members, ensuring full functional training is carried out;
Controlling and allocating work, monitoring progress to ensure hourly/daily/shift workload/tasks are completed, keeping senior management fully informed of any operational issues.
Continually monitoring individual performance, (performance, accuracy, attendance, attitude and behaviour) taking appropriate action to improve standards.

To be successful in this role we ask that you:

Demonstrate previous line management experience with engaging management style,
Showcase strong inter-personal skills and ability to lead a team through effective motivation
Have previous experience of grievance and disciplinary procedures
Demonstrate change management experience - lean, six sigma or operational excellence
Previous experience working in a heavily unionised environment
Experience of working preferably within a Logistics/Distribution environment with a solid understanding of how the functions within a warehouse interact and influence customer service.
Are competent with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), WMS & WCS knowledge would be advantageous
Demonstrate good commercial acumen with the ability to understand basic budgets and cost controls and how their departmental performance influences them.

About Argos

Argos Distribution is changing. Our distribution network is one of the most advanced of its kind and our fully automated Barton DC is a prime example of this - set over 650,000 sq ft with automated high bay (15 cranes & over 94,000 pallet storage locations), 40 pick to light stations with 74,000 tote storage locations it supplies 877 Argos stores plus the online distribution network. We employ over 500 colleagues who all benefit from great working environment, on-going development and progression opportunities.

We know that candidates may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. While we can't always accommodate every flexible working request, we do support part-time and job share roles so are happy to be asked how we can work around your availability. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren't sure if you are 100% there yet??? why not apply and see how it goes?

Here at Sainsbury's Argos we're a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome at Sainsbury's Argos. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site -