Warehouse Manager

West Yorkshire
GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum +
18 Sep 2017
18 Oct 2017
Ben Parker
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsible for the warehouse operation of two businesses supplying B2B and B2C customers.

Client Details

Two rapidly growing businesses who supply into major retailers and other customers via two websites.


  • Manage, mentor and coach direct reports in the creation of a successful and effective warehouse team providing clear direction as appropriate.
  • To work within agreed budgetary limits ensuring strict cost control and spend to agreed levels.
  • To be accountable for ensuring company and depot operating metrics are met including warehouse productivity, vehicle loading and unloading, pick rates and stock counts.
  • Constantly test and review operational processes to ensure best practice at all times.
  • Develops warehouse design by planning layout, product flow, and product handling systems; evaluating and recommending new equipment.
  • To provide effective resource planning and a ferocious attention to detail in ensuring work load organisation and management to meet operational KPI's
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Ensure that all audits, legal standards are met and exceeded
  • Ensures legal compliance of the site.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations.
  • To be a recognised expert in warehouse and logistics operations with past success in a similar environment.
  • Responsible for highlighting any potential quality issues, including hygiene and damage issues to your Manager.


  • An enthusiastic and tenacious leader with demonstrable experience of developing a high performing team.
  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with customers, staff and wider management teams.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively influence at senior levels.
  • The flexibility to adapt and manage change.
  • Continually asses existing processes and utilising continuous improvement methods to improve efficiency's and productivity.
  • To work at pace and prioritise a varied and demanding workload.
  • Financial understanding and cost management.
  • Previous Warehouse Management experience.
  • PC Literacy (proficient in MS Excel & Word) with knowledge of the relevant warehouse systems or the ability to quickly learn to use them.
  • H&S training and qualification
  • Previous experience in 3PL multi-user Depots
  • Budgetary experience
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Logistics operation
  • A working knowledge of current HR Legislation
  • In depth knowledge of WMS & Health & Safety Management

Job Offer

Opportunity to join the senior management team of a fast growing SME at a very exciting time for their business with a competitive salary.