Head of Operations – Automotive Aftermarket Distribution

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Surrey, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Croydon, Mitcham, Epsom, Slough, Chertsey

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£60,000 + Excellent Conditions – 5 day week (no weekends)

Salary Category:

£60,001 - £80,000

The Consultant:
Glen Shepherd

As the Director of Glen Callum for the past 20 years, I mainly handle most of our client’s senior vacancies These include Managing Directors, Sales Directors, General Managers, Operations Directors whilst also pioneering our services into allied sectors such as the engineering and industrial markets.

Head of Operations – Automotive Aftermarket Distribution

We are looking to hire a tenacious, driven and focused Head of Operations / Senior Operations Manager to drive operational excellence and optimize operational performance for a leader within the specialist car parts aftermarket industry. If you’re involved car parts distribution or have a strong operational background in vehicle parts wholesaling or motor parts factoring, then read on as this could be a great job for you…..  

Location – South London / South West London – Surrey, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Croydon, Mitcham, Epsom, Slough, Chertsey

Salary guide: £60,000 + Excellent Conditions – 5 day week (no weekends)  

Brief guide on the role…

Heading up group operations, you will be responsible for managing dedicated teams, covering the entire business from product sourcing / procurement, goods in, warehousing, picking, warranty / returns, sales & marketing through to technical & goods out / despatch. This is a senior appointment and will be key in leading the strategic operational plan for the business, whilst also deputising and making key business in the absence of the group MD.

Our ideal candidate profile looks like….

Our ideal applicant will possess strong commercial flare / operational / process abilities, with an inclusive and collaborative management style, that engages staff in a multi-disciplined distribution environment. Previous experience of managing operations within a car parts distribution business or motor parts wholesaling / factoring organisation will be distinctly advantageous.

Other Key Skills Include:

  • An ability to prepare and analyze complex data reports.
  • Strategic outlook and experience contributing to strategic operational decisions.
  • Good knowledge of business operations and the ability to combine different business functions in a distribution environment.
  • Familiarity with financial statements & reports (P&L, CF, BS and TB).
  • Excellent communication skills, not least the ability to communicate professionally in writing.
  • Excellent people handling skills and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Understanding of the motor parts industry / aftermarket supply chain.

The business values & culture

This is fantastic, rare opportunity to work in a non-matrixed business which is relatively free from red tape and at the forefront of decision making. If you are looking for an opportunity with the potential to shape operational procedures, improve performance and drive strategic direction then this is certainly the right role for you. The organisation operates in a relaxed and collaborative style and adopts a culture geared towards employee retention and development.

So what’s next

To apply for Head of Operations please forward your CV to our retained recruiter Glen Shepherd, at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Glen directly for a further chat on the job.

Glen is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence.  If your application is successful you will be contacted directly by Glen and he will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics.

Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today!


Glen Callum Associates are a leading automotive and industrial recruitment agency for sales, operational and marketing positions. We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search.


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