Warehouse/Logisitics Supervisor

Posted 6 April by Macfarlane Packaging

Warehouse/Logistics Supervisor

Sector: Packaging Distribution

Location: Reading

Package: Basic Salary range: £23,000-£27,000 (dependant on experience)

Plus Bonus & other excellent PLC Company Benefits

The Company

Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently hire an experienced Warehouse/Logistics Supervisor to assist management at our fast-paced distribution centre based in Reading. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract talented new individuals to our business.

Warehouse/Logistics Supervisor role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Warehouse/Logistics Supervisor to join our business. We welcome applications from motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are genuinely customer focussed, team-players with good interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a flexible approach and strong work ethic. Our warehouse team work 40 hours a week across Monday to Friday. You will be working as an integral part of our regional logistics team, taking a hands-on approach to carrying out key duties whilst leading by example and supervising warehouse staff and drivers (plus occasional agency staff).

Warehouse/Logistics Supervisor Key Duties

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Receive, inspect and unload supplier deliveries
  • Pick, load and dispatch goods
  • Receive and process customer/supplier returns
  • Dealing direct with customers both in person & via telephone, ensuring high standards of customer service at all times.
  • Maintain company standards in line with O-licence & Health & Safety procedure
  • Cost effective scheduling of deliveries to customers via Company vehicles or outside carriers to achieve a 24/48 hour delivery service (including route planning via use of Paragon software)
  • Ensuring paperwork is processed onto the system accurately and timely
  • Stock-taking
  • Giving instruction to via delegation and supervising performance of warehouse colleagues to ensure tasks are completed effectively and within timescales required

Do you have the correct profile?

Firstly, you must be an experienced logistics supervisor with a minimum of 1-2 years spent managing/supervising warehouse and driving staff within a fast-paced distribution environment. You will have a stable employment track-record and have a solid grasp of tachograph regulation and EU driver hour’s legislation. You will ideally hold valid forklift (counterbalance) licence (if not, training can be provided). You will be expected to act as a first-aider at work (training can be provided as with route-planning, Health & Safety etc.). It is imperative that you have a strong work-ethic with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude. Also crucial is a strong customer-focus with the ability to interact positively with our customers. First and foremost you will be an able and dependable warehouse operative in your own right, not afraid to get your hands dirty, but also able to lead by example and motivate others to do a good job.

The Package

In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary (negotiable within stated range, dependant on experience) along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme), and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension, childcare vouchers & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps

This is an urgent key appointment whereby shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for interview at our Reading site. We are seeking to appoint the successful candidate to commence ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.


Required skills

  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Warehouse
  • Forklift

Reference: 34850325

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