The Warehouse Manager job is a really important part of the supply chain process. It is the Warehouse Manager who oversees the efficient receipt, storage and despatch of goods.
Working as a Warehouse Manager within the International/Domestic Courier Industry means that you could be handling a wide range of goods for clients from food, clothing, household products, industrial parts, in-fact anything that can be bought or sold.
What does a Warehouse Manager job description include?
As Warehouse Manager, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the warehouse is fit for purpose and meets all health and safety requirements of the company and law.
You will be responsible for the management of warehouse operatives and in this capacity, you will be required to manage work schedules which may include a 24/7 work operation.
The Warehouse Manger job includes direct liaison with customers, suppliers and transport companies.
The management, planning, storage, despatch and receipt of all goods in and out of the warehouse are the responsibility of the Warehouse Manager.
The Warehouse Manager must manage stock control and the processing/picking of orders for despatch as well as receiving goods into stock.
You will be responsible for the coordination and use of all stock control systems, which are primarily computerised.
The Warehouse Manager is usually responsible for the recruitment of staff in the warehouse as well as monitoring staff performance and progress.
You will be part of a management team and will be required to contribute weekly/monthly statistical reports detailing the effectiveness and performance of your department against budget.
The Warehouse Manager is expected to oversee the planned maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment inline with company budget allocation.
Key skills and qualifications of a Warehouse Manager:
Depending upon the job, you may be required to have had previous warehouse management experience within International/Domestic Courier services.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
The Warehouse Manager is expected to contribute to the company’s annual financial control plan and therefore you must have good numeracy skills and understand budgetary control and management.
Experience in team leadership and training is usually essential in a management role, but depending upon the role, experience within the industry may be sufficient and on the job management training may be provided.
A Warehouse Manager must be commercially aware and have excellent negotiating skills.
You must be able to problem solve as well as work under pressure to tight deadlines.
You must be familiar with industry standard software and be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite.
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