Shift Supervisor

Shift Supervisor

AKW are recruiting a Shift Supervisor to join their team at their site in Manchester.

Salary: £12.70 per hour

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester (M17 1ED)

AKW are recruiting a Shift Supervisor to join their team at their site in Manchester. The successful candidate will direct operations within the warehouse environment and achieve set targets and meet customer expectations.

  • 4 on 4 off
  • 06:00 – 18:00
  • £12.70 ph
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)


About the job:

  • Lead, monitor and supervise all warehouse staff reporting to the position, ensuring that all required training is completed and maintained
  • Observing and enforcing Health & Safety Safe Systems of Work and safe practices
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and good housekeeping of the warehouse
  • Ensure all safety and quality checks are carried out correctly, in a timely manner and any follow up actions are carried out until completion
  • Monitor the MHE fleet ensuring that all equipment is correctly maintained, serviced and fully utilised
  • Fully understand customer requirements as per their SLA and ensure all requirements are communicated to staff reporting to the position
  • Maximise efficiencies throughout the warehouse, prioritising and assigning workloads and problem solving as issues arise
  • Implement and maintain all WMS processes including inventory receipts, put away, storage, replenishment, picking, packing and shipping
  • Maintain effective communication with the Operations office ensuring a smooth flow of activity; pro-actively monitoring the diary bookings to prevent delays
  • Ensure all added value services are captured
  • Ensuring all / any stock, equipment or premises damage is correctly controlled and reported
  • The escalation of any problems the warehouse staff may have to the Shift Manager.
  • To co-operate fully with all operational shifts and departments to achieve all operational objectives
  • To ensure all appraisals are completed annually in accordance with business policies
  • Carry out other duties within the scope of the position as may be required by your manager in the interest of the company
  • To ensure all team briefs are conducted on time every time with full minutes noted, recorded and documented
  • Must take necessary steps and follow instructions provided to avoid damage to issued equipment required for completing the job


Your knowledge and experience:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a warehouse role with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate with experience in Warehouse Management Systems (preferably JDA).
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Role model for safe work behaviours
  • Coach and mentor others to succeed
  • Lead by example
  • Able to handle long and short term multiple tasks, whilst working in a high stress, fast paced environment


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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