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Warehouse Operations Manager

Posted 20 July by Heads Recruitment Ended

Job Title

Warehouse Operations Manager

Salary £40,000 - £50,0000 DOE

Hours 08:00 – 17:00

The Candidate

  • Ideally you will come from an E-commerce warehouse
  • Proven experience in a successful Warehouse Operations Manager position
  • Excellent communication, leadership, motivation and managerial skills
  • Enthusiasm and energy to continually challenge and improve work processes
  • Evidence of health and safety & HR knowledge
  • Strong IT skills

The Role

  • Manages despatch efforts, including activities of all warehouse representatives
  • Work with the technical team to enhance inventory system.
  • Reviews targets for staff, providing any proposals to company management as well as sourcing efficient ways for staff to meet those targets.
  • Continually monitor and evaluate packaging and despatch costings to ensure the business is optimising all materials and amending specification when appropriate.
  • Responsible for proposals of annual budget process and regular monitoring of expenditures.
  • Analyze and appraise the effectiveness of product stacking, methods, costs, and results
  • Create, maintain and monitor records and reports; maintain shipping, receiving, and order fulfilment functions to ensure timely despatch operation.
  • To ensure that productivity is high across all levels, and costs are acceptable by ensuring that despatch resources are planned and used in the optimum manner.
  • Actively source new suppliers and ensure best market prices are achieved.
  • Order warehouse stock effectively and efficiently, to enable maximum space in warehouse.
  • Liaise with customer service management , communicating any weekly targets and or objectives for both departments. Ensure they are informed of any backlogs, and provide a date for the backlog to e cleared.
  • To make sure that each member of staff is appropriately trained in product knowledge to allow a wide ranging portfolio of products and services to be placed on sale.
  • Reporting of discrepancies – eg. Re-ordering triggers, shortfalls
  • Monitors frequency of deliveries and recommends possible options to increase effectiveness of storage and stacking.
  • Communicate with suppliers effectively and ensure good supplier relationships are maintained.
  • Regularly review IT systems and ensure equipment is in full working order, reporting any issues to Head Office.
  • Responsible for staff reviews, training and disciplinaries of all warehouse staff, you will work within the guidelines of staff contracts, ensuring that targets are met.
  • Pre-empt rises in demand and report on suggested packaging requirements
  • Provide direct support to warehouse managers, delegating tasks and overseeing the issues that arise during the working day.

The Company

My client is one of the UK’s fastest growing e-tail businesses, offering a unique opportunity to join their team with scope to develop into senior management.

My client is a leading distributor within their field. Operating in a very profitable market they are looking to double the turnover of the company within the next two years.

Reference: 32883626

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