Warehouse Manager - POSITION FILLED

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Warehouse Manager


Manufacturing - Welwyn Garden City.  Starting salary c£38,000 rising to c£41,500 upon successful completion of six month probationary period.  Excellent benefits including pension with employer contribution up to 9%, private healthcare and more…. . Usual working hours Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm


The Employer

One of several UK subsidiaries of a global group, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of specialist products widely used in the building and construction sectors, supplying a varied and diverse client base. This is an employer of choice, with high employee satisfaction and low staff turnover, encouraging a great team spirit and involvement at all levels in the business.


The Position Overview

Managing a team of 6, you will be responsible for all our warehouse and associated site activities. The warehouse team are going through a period of culture change, which require a driven, self-motivating, and inspiring manager, capable of identifying areas for improvement and driving through the changes needed.  We are looking for individuals with proven people and warehouse management experience, and sufficient self-motivation, skills and ambition to make significant changes and improvements to the warehouse, to match the requirements of this growing organisation. There are plans underway to significantly increase the size and scale of the warehouse and finished goods area at this site, so in due course, you will be there at the start and heavily involved in these exciting plans moving forward.    


The Role: Warehouse Manager

You will manage the warehouse operational activities in a manner that adds value, whilst ensuring KPIs are set and achieved, and section functions completed on schedule and according to budget, quality and factory requirements

  • Provide direction and leadership to the warehouse team (6 direct reports), ensuring achievement of productivity, quality and financial targets
  • Improve and maintain Environment, Health and Safety standards, challenging poor behaviour and achieving best practice
  • Monitor procedures and processes for the receipt, storage, packing, picking and despatch of products, and maintain written procedures for all processes in line with company and regulatory standards (currently using both a manual and SAP system)
  • Manage labour and resources efficiently, producing resource plans and a training matrix for the warehouse team
  • Ensure that customer orders are managed efficiently and accurately
  • Ensure Safe Systems of work are adhered to, SOPs followed, and appropriate standards of professional behaviour are maintained
  • Champion continuous improvement, working in line with 5S principles
  • Interface and communicate effectively with work colleagues and transport partners
  • Collaborate with Production Management team to ensure a professional, smooth and efficient service is provided by the warehouse team.


Skills and Experience Required: Warehouse Manager

  • Proven track record of achieving change and improvements in a warehouse environment
  • An ideas person with the confidence to challenge the norm and strive for best practice
  • Able to demonstrate effective leadership, establishing clear expectations, supporting employee engagement and motivation
  • Proven knowledge of goods control, management and distribution
  • Experience of driving a culture of root cause analysis to problem solving
  • A proven track record of achieving and exceeding targets
  • A highly effective communicator with gravitas, drive and enthusiasm
  • IOSH trained desirable
  • Ability to work under own initiative without day to day line management supervision


Package:  Salary c£38k rising to c£41,500 (on completion of 6 month probationary period); pension (employer contribution up to 9%); private medical insurance; 25 days a/l + bank holidays (increasing with service), working hours Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm


Applications:  Please forward your CV and covering email for the attention of Lorna Dane