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Warehouse Manager

My client are a Global freight forwarding business based in Birmingham. Due to several new business wins, they are looking for a Warehouse Manager with 3rd party logistics experience.

The operation is moving to a brand new purpose built distribution centre and so the Warehouse Manager will get involved in all elements of site relocation.


The Warehouse Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Overall delivery of the daily operating plan for all customers across the site
  • Effective management and communication of operational change
  • Ensure the warehouse adheres to/surpasses agreed SLA and KPIs
  • To promote proactive people management responses to change issues and initiatives to enable the warehouse to fulfil its responsibility to staff
  • Coach and mentor team members and actively contribute to the identification of individual and depot training and development needs to meet organisational objective
  • To manage a cohesive and effective management team, achieving consistency between shifts
  • Involved in disciplinary and grievances when required with the support of Human Resources
  • Ensure systems and procedures are well equipped in order to deliver high performance
  • Ensure strong and visible leadership in all aspects of Health and Safety management
  • To advise on the people and system implications, issues and responses to further the group's strategies and objectives
  • Initial point of contact for customers at site level for operational communication


The successful candidate will have the following experience:


  • 3PL contract logistics experience is essential
  • Multi-user experience is advantageous
  • People Management
  • P&L Ownership
  • Logistic KPI's (measured environment)
  • Relevant logistic best practise
  • Strong IT Skills including WMS, SAP and all Microsoft programmes
  • IOSH
  • At least 3 years' experience in a management capacity within warehousing

Specific Skills:

  • Strong negotiation, planning and scheduling skills
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with people at all levels
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to manage and prioritise high volume workload
  • A commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong experience of working within a team

Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Customer Focused
  • Positive "can do attitude"
  • Flexible, self-motivated and able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Approachable
  • Comfortable communicating at all levels
  • Able to make decisions and react quickly when problems arise
  • Must be results driven and outgoing
  • Must want to aspire to achieve high standards of work and professionalism at all times
  • Remain calm whilst working under pressure
  • Reliable

Job Offer

£45,000 per annum
Private Pension
Bonus Scheme

An opportunity to join a global business that take employee engagement and development very seriously

Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
£45000 to £50000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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