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Job Title

Warehouse Team Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Retail, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,890 per annum
BenefitsPrivate Health, Pension
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted01 November 2018

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As Warehouse Team Manager your role is to lead an Internal and External Logistics team in order to maximise the control of: Safety, Quality, and Efficiency, through people, effective communication, management of mechanical equipment and the support of Organisational change.

Client Details

You will be joining a leading manufacturer who are at the forefront of their market


As Warehouse Team Manager you will work closely with the Site Manager and lead a team of 16.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensure all risk assessments are complete and current
  • Ensure all staff are adequately trained and that refresher training is carried out as required
  • Comply with RMB safety policies and procedures
  • Manage the recovery of damaged stock and transfer of rejected stock to reclaims
  • Support Customer Audits
  • Maintain effective communication between in-plant logistics and consumer departments, ensuring no failures resulting in factory stoppages
  • Optimise efficiency of warehouse staff and trucks, and service to production areas
  • Report warehouse shift/driver efficiency numbers on a daily and weekly basis
  • Initiate and contribute to Continuous improvement projects
  • Monitor/arrange training for new procedures, equipment and members of staff.
  • Ensure that staff levels are maintained at an optimal level by reviewing short and long term requirements.
  • Control labour direct/indirect and overheads spending within budgeted levels
  • Identify and investigate all major stock variances
  • Encourage/contribute to cost saving initiatives. Review staff on the Time management systems ensuring accurate information to accounts department
  • Ensure that all HR procedures such as RTW, disciplinary, attendance reviews are carried out as required
  • Organise the department in such a way that the highest level of service can be offered to the external and internal customers in accordance with the company objectives
  • Develop, implement and communicate policies, procedures, organisational structure, and position descriptions.
  • Determine objectives in line with the objectives of the department, draw up action plans, define priorities and provide adequate resources
  • Utilise skills and resources for identifying, interviewing, recruiting and hiring qualified people that enable the unit to achieve or surpass strategic plans.
  • End-responsible for the process department’s personnel budget
  • Work out and implement business focused people strategies
  • Develop the human capital in the department by ensuring the right personal development in line with the defined needs
  • Provide advice, guidance and direction to subordinate managers toward their professional development
  • Develop, implement and communicate performance standards
  • Support the department in achieving higher levels of performance
  • Ensure safety is first and foremost in every activity
  • Work and promote compliance to procedure
  • Control and manage safety reviews and meetings
  • Carryout regular risk assessments and reviews
  • Control and manage Safe Working Practice activities and reviews
  • Provide support for all Audits
  • Control and manage efficiency reviews, forums and reports
  • Monitor, report and review all relevant warehouse data
  • Pre-plan shift requirements to guarantee continuous working and consistent effectiveness
  • Provide data to support the budgetary plan

This is a full time permanent opportunity. The shifts are 4 on and 4 off with 2 days of days and 2 of nights (7 - 7)


To be successful in your application for Warehouse Team Manager you must have the following previous experience:
  • A through knowledge of the SAP transactions and processes or similar warehouse management systems
  • An understanding of what drives cost within own area, an appreciation of the factors which influence profit, and use that understanding to achieve cost and service KPI’s.
  • Strives to reduce costs within own area wherever possible without comprising on quality or service.
  • Monitors performance KPI’s and communicates them to team members to secure involvement for continuous improvements and cost reduction
  • Takes into account the longer term departmental plans and goals when making decisions which may have a commercial impact
  • A detailed knowledge of policies, procedures and standards that are applicable
  • Ensure adequate licences are held for FLT’s and manage refresher training in line with company policies, how they fit with those of other departments and the inter-dependencies
  • Ensures the effective communication of safety and environmental related matters between departments, across the shift system and within the department
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Effective communication across all levels

Job Offer
  • You will receive an attractive salary which includes 30% shift allowance
  • 24 days holiday
  • Pension Scheme - matched up to 8% (salary sacrifice)
  • On site free parking
  • Free products
  • Private health

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