Job details

Operations Industrial Placement

Job reference: 004263

Closing date: 24/09/2021

Salary: £16.5k

Department: Logistics Operations

Hours per week: Flexible Shifts varying between 6am-2pm, 8am-4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm-1.30am on rotating 4 on 4 off days.

Who are we?

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role:

The role of the Operations Industrial Placement will be to support the delivery of the Logistics Operational objectives in line with strategy and annual business plans. The role includes the effective management of specific operational processes, resource and people within the Logistics team. You will provide an excellent customer experience for all internal and external customers within agreed objectives and service level agreements (SLA’s). You will role model our core behaviours and be an advocate for our culture. You will also drive change through a continuous improvement culture.

This role reports to the Operations Manager.

Flexible Shifts varying between 6am-2pm, 8am-4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm-1.30am on rotating 4 on 4 off days.

Flexible site movement between Shaw and Hadfield Logistics Sites.


  • To understand the Operational processes of all departments within Logistics Operations at Shaw and Hadfield sites.
  • To understand the departmental budgets, manpower planning and performance management for each area and actively review performance and quality for your area of responsibility, providing cost analysis and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • To understand the relevant MI for each department; responding to direction to investigate trends and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • To understand all production, compliance targets and SLA’s and how to attain the most cost effective use of resource and services. Also, to understand how to respond to adjustments in production plans, assign resource accordingly and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • To understand all Health & Safety (including all current COVID) measures and housekeeping requirements, ensuring a safe and clean environment for all colleagues and visitors on the Logistics sites.
  • To understand all colleague management policies and procedures, including the functions of My People Portal and the ER tracker.
  • To be flexible with the shifts and sites you are required to work to support business needs; this includes being flexible with your start and finish times in order to plan the day and provide accurate details for handovers for colleagues. There may be a need to support business with flexibility of overtime when required.
  • To lead, support, motivate, train, develop and performance manage the Logistics Operational colleagues for your department and shift to ensure Logistics Operational objectives are met through effective management.
  • Any other duties required by the line manager that are appropriate with the post, grade and level of responsibility of this role, for which the role holder has the necessary experience and/or training

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown.

What you'll need to succeed:

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be studying or have studied a related degree (or equivalent) course who can commit to the placement of 12 months.
  • Preferably have a proven track record of working within warehousing and distribution.
  • Be a great team player with good communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Have strong analytical skills and able to identify key areas for improvement by using your financial acumen​​​​​​​

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training and a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

If you meet the criteria above and you’re considering a career in Operations then we want to hear from you! To apply, please upload your up-to-date CV, along with cover letter today. Please note: this advert may close sooner than the closing date if we find the right candidate. 

​​​​​​​Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown.


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