Beaumont Select

Depot Manager / Site Manager

Lyon, France (FR)
Excellent package and benefits
01 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Logistics, Operations, Supply chain
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

An experienced, Depot Manager is required to manage a large parts depot for a Global Automotive Giant. The depot is based in Southern France; your remit will be to ensure the on time supply of high quality Parts and Accessories throughout the southern region of Europe satisfying over 7000 orders a day.

This is an opportunity with a Blue Chip business to take ownership of a fast paced depot, managing all operations as well as driving continuous improvement initiatives; excellent future career opportunities...  

As Depot Manager, you will need to drive strategy as well as be a strong people manager with a clear customer focus. You will need to be independent, self-starter with a hands-on approach to the role. Ideally you will have come from an automotive or manufacturing / fast paced environment, although the role is open to individuals that have the necessary skills derived in other industries. However you must have experience of steering logistics operations in a structured and unionised environment.  


The role encompasses all aspects and ownership of the daily management of a stand-alone operation - Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost and includes Facility Maintenance, Legal Compliance, Finance, and HR.   You will be managing a team of 50 that operates Monday to Friday.  


  • A significant number of years’ experience in logistics and/or shop floor management (preferably automotive or within a fast paced environment)
  • Ideally university degree or equivalent.
  • Must speak fluent French and English

  Technical knowledge:

  • Understanding of technical infrastructure of building and equipment

  Breadth of expertise:

  • Extensive experience in shop floor and office people management
  • Budget planning and control experience
  • Proven understanding and implementation of Supply Chain Management and Lean 6-Sigma / continuous improvement principles / projects
  • Fast paced warehouse operations experience


  • Factual and analytical thinking
  • Developing action plan and building consensus
  • Perseverance
  • Monitoring own and others performance
  • Long-term development of others

In return opportunities for career development are excellent in this a highly successful global automotive company, so you will need to be internationally mobile as opportunities exist to progress outside this role in the future. Our client offers a highly competitive remuneration package but most importantly the opportunity to drive and take ownership of your operation.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business