Warehouse Operations Manger

Who Are We?

The JLA story began in 1973 when we started out as a family run commercial laundry business; we’ve experienced rapid growth since and we’re now market leaders, with over 800 employees and still growing. JLA is a thriving place to work; it’s dynamic, fast paced and full of variety.

We have the backing of one of Europe’s fastest growing Private Equity groups and are in the enviable position of being able to build on our past success, and plan an even bigger future. With constant innovation in our products as well as constant investment in our workplace and employees, JLA is an exciting place to be.

What the role involves?

The Warehouse Operations Manager reports to the Group Supply Chain Director and is responsible for two warehouse managers, a workshop manager, a transport manager and a team of warehouse and workshop operatives.

Our Opportunity

Competitive salary + 23 days holiday + bank holidays + auto enrol pension + car allowance + onsite gym +free parking


  • Accountable for workload allocation and effective throughput of all JLA products and ancillaries.
  • Co-ordinate resources (operational and human), schedules or activities to effectively manage warehouse and workshop activities associated with all customer order types.
  • Responsible for the monitoring of ‘inflows’ and ‘outflows’ of the entire Supply Chain function meeting customer demand.
  • Meet regularly with key internal stakeholders to stay ahead of demand ensuring any new product implementation has the appropriate supporting stock required for customer orders.
  • Manage a group of direct reports.
  • Ensure that all requests made by the wider business upon the warehouse and workshop are carried out and recorded systematically if required for future reference.


  • Degree educated in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management or similar applicable discipline.
  • Experience of managing compliance for a HGV and LCV fleet.
  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and to changing priorities.
  • Adapt to new system based technologies that assist with workload forecasting and allocation.
  • Practitioner of either Six Sigma or knowledge, experience of TQM based operational process design.
  • Management of a warehouse environment and maintaining productivity including resource planning.
  • General management skills including effective people management.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding of the installation, on-going maintenance and repair business operating model.
  • Intermediate/Advanced practitioner of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of building/reporting on key operational Supply Chain and Logistical metrics.

What next?

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply and attach your CV.