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Operations Manager

Our Operations team is a vital part of our business, keeping goods flowing into the warehouses and out again to customers all over the country. We are looking for someone who relishes a challenge, has experience in operations or logistics, and would like to contribute to a cleaner, greener future to lead the team.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our day-to-day operations, optimising processes, and ensuring we adhere to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.

If you are an energetic problem-solver with experience in operations or logistics, and have a desire to make a difference with your career, please read on. 

Download the application pack and complete the application form (to the right) to apply now. 

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Who we are

We're primarily a distributor of components of renewable energy systems - from solar panels to batteries and heat pumps. 

Midsummer is a fast-growing company selling a range of renewable energy products, primarily to installation companies, from our offices in Cambridge, Glasgow and Dublin. We sell solar PV systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps and a variety of other associated products.

Founded in 2005 on a narrowboat, we’ve expanded rapidly and we now operate from three UK warehouses (with a fourth coming on stream soon) and one in Ireland. In addition to trade sales we have a suite of web tools that make design and ordering extremely easy for both solar projects and heat pump installs. Across the company our team (110-strong and growing) process around 50,000 orders a year. We can dispatch over 200 pallets a day from our sites, and turned over £122m last year.  We were proud to be named the UK's best renewables distributor in 2020 and 2022 and are now numbered in the top 100 businesses in Cambridgeshire.

As an organisation, we have a strong environmental ethos and a passion for promoting the uptake of renewables, and our team share a belief in an open and honest approach to business. Find out more about our story, purpose and how we make sustainability, integrity and innovation central to what we do here.

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The role

The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our day-to-day operations, optimising processes, and ensuring we adhere to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
The role includes:
  • Management. You will line manage the Operations Team, including the three warehouse managers and other operational staff. You will work closely with the Personnel Manager to ensure that we have a well-trained, satisfied and productive workforce at all operational levels.
  • Health and safety oversight. You will be responsible for ensuring that all of our operations are carried out in a safe manner. You will bring a solid understanding of industry best practices, legal compliance, and trends in operations management, and will make sure our company policies and procedures are robust and adhered to.
  • Stock Control. You will manage and update our stock system to ensure that the real-time stock values for our products remain accurate.
  • Logistics. You will ensure that our customers receive prompt and helpful logistics advice and work with our delivery partners to maximise customer success.
The role will primarily be based in our offices in Milton, on the outskirts of Cambridge, and nearby warehouses in the south of the city. You will be expected to travel from time to time to our warehouse and office in Glasgow.

Who we’re looking for

You have prior experience in logistics or operations, are a fair but firm manager of people, and share our passion for renewable energy. You also relish a challenge!
  • You will need to have some experience in a related field such as warehouse management, operations or logistics. If your experience is in another area but you think you have transferable skills, then give us a shout before applying - if you are strong in other areas we may consider your application.
  • You are a people person and are good at both managing a team and in taking the initiative and achieving outcomes independently. You present a friendly but professional face to both colleagues and customers. You have the ability to inspire and motivate teams to work together to achieve exceptional results. You are prepared to make tough but fair decisions.
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external.
  • You are organised and efficient and take pride in what you do. You have good attention to detail whilst keeping track of the bigger picture. You are thorough, and can easily pick up new systems and practices.
  • You will have excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a hands on attitude to practical problems.
  • You are passionate about the environment and making a difference.

What it offers

You'll be joining a young, dynamic company with positive values that is aiming to position itself as the leading distributor of renewable energy systems in the UK. As operations manager you will be leading a division is central to the success of the company. This will be a challenging but fulfilling role.
The position is based in our offices neighbouring Milton Country Park on the outskirts of Cambridge, with regular visits to our nearby warehouses in Cherry Hinton and Whittlesford. You will from time to time also be asked to travel to our warehouse and offices in Glasgow.

We are offering a salary of £45,000-£60,000 depending on your experience and qualifications. In addition to base salary we have a policy of sharing a proportion of the profits of the company amongst long-term employees.

You won't get a company car - we'd rather encourage people to get on their bike or take public transport. But you do get a free bag of delicious, fresh, locally-grown organic veg every week.

Please review the application pack and then click APPLY NOW at the top of the page. If you have any questions before applying, please email us at jobs@midsummerenergy.co.uk