Freightserve are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Warehouse Manager for a busy Heathrow based Freight Forwarder.
e-commerce Warehouse Manager specialising in fast fashion logistics to manage our distribution set up at our premises in Heathrow.
It is a very fast moving pick and pack operation and will see between 30-60 staff, both permanent and temporary on a regular basis and even more during product launch times. The usual operating times are 9am -9pm 7 days a week. The warehouse Manager will not be expected to be on site during all operational times, but, he/she will need to ensure that the supervisors are aware of the daily requirements and that the operation is adequately managed at all times.
The successful candidate will have experience with a WMS platform. At this time we are awaiting our own bespoke WMS software for this operation. Currently we are using manual processes to fulfil around 25k - 35k orders per week, with weekly stock turn-over and minimum back/dead stock, so the implementation of a WMS should enable the systems to be streamlined further, with the warehouse manager overseeing the WMS implementation over the coming months.
Brief over-view of the role as follows:-
Managing all processes and functions within this busy warehouse.
Managing a team of between 30 - 60 employees within the warehouse and office.
Maintaining high standards of product handling.
Responsible for the warehouse security.
Ensuring stock levels are managed and controlled effectively.
Ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety regulations.
Making sure that all freight receipts and deliveries are carried out in time.
Scheduling work & rota’s to meet fluctuations in staffing levels & workloads.
Leading, motivating, training and developing staff.
Working under pressure to demanding deadlines
We are looking for someone with experience in the role, preferably within the fashion logistics industry - though not absolutely necessary.
The candidate will be willing to work hard and foster an efficient and happy environment and they will have good problem-solving skills and lateral thinking.
We are a fast-growing company and the right candidate will grow with us.
Please also be aware that the role may require travel abroad on occasion.
Please only apply if you have the necessary experience as only people with the correct experience will be contacted.