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Operations Manager, Fine Art Shipping Company

Posted: 17.08.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Job description:

We are working with a specialist Fine Art transportation and handling company to recruit an Operations Manager to be a key person working towards the growth and expansion of the business.

The role requires a full-time, site-based presence although flexibility will be shown in terms of working hours depending on business demands.

Main duties:

  • Management of warehouse and transport staff – ensuring correct staffing levels, training and recruitment as required Warehouse & Inventory Management
  • Sitework, including Art Fairs, private clients, gallery / museum installations
  • Vehicle Maintenance – the company operates 3.5T maximum capacity vehicles only
  • Building Management – liaison with suppliers, external manufacturers, alarm and security providers
  • Maintaining good inventory records in liaison with other colleagues

Additional duties

  • Driving Fleet vehicles as and when need arises
  • Maintenance of tools, equipment and materials
  • Health and Safety
  • Quality Control

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Previous management experience in a similar area is highly desired as you will be responsible for a team of art handlers working in multiple locations each day.
  • Excellent communication skills, in addition to managing operations and your own team, you will be representing the company as a senior figure including clients, other agents and colleagues
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving Licence
  • Forklift Licence
  • Handling qualifications and other relevant certificates