Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and hardworking Warehouse Manager, who will be responsible ensuring effective and efficient processes are in place (focusing on JDA as the WMS) to deliver a profitable, high quality service in a safe environment.

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester

As a Warehouse Manager your Key Responsibilities will include:

- Operational lead for the roll-out of new WMS systems

- Leadership and responsibility for the development and execution of operational excellence on shift

- Manage team attendance, performance, and accuracy levels, motivate team members to achieve

- Manage staffing levels effectively ensuring a minimum amount of man hours are used to process warehouse tasks whilst still maintaining department and customer agreed service levels;

- Control and prioritise the workload through the department on a day-to-day basis ensuring all deadlines and targets are met

- Overall management and responsibility for achieving operational KPIs

- Shift responsibility for quality, health and safety and best practice 

- Develop and maintain a positive culture of employee engagement and continuous improvement

- To direct operations within the Warehouse.

- Day to day support and development of warehouse team

- Responsible for ensuring stock accuracy is maintained

- Maximise efficiencies throughout the warehouse, prioritising and assigning workloads

- Being the first point of contact for any employee issues

- Communicate professionally with the relevant departments ensuring they have accurate and timely information.

- Regularly review warehouse procedures and be pro-active in working towards improving working practices.

- Operate high standards of general housekeeping in order to maintain a clean and tidy workplace at all times and comply with any specific customer requirements.

- Ensure that all documentation relating to the movement and storage of goods is processed and recorded in an efficient and timely manner.

- Lead on the full utilization of the JDA WMS systems by working closely with operations, customers and the IT department

Required experience and skills for the Warehouse Managers Role:

- A proven track record of achievement at a senior management level in a Medium-scale warehousing environment

- Substantial experience of partnership working, commanding confidence and building positive working relationship in support of key objectives

- Developing and implementing operational and service improvements

- Leadership and management skills

- People, performance management

- Communication and influencing skills to inform, consult and negotiate with a wide range of audiences in a straightforward, articulate and persuasive manner and the interpersonal ability to engender confidence and respect

- Strong role model who demonstrates a personal commitment to high standards or integrity and professionalism

- Work collaboratively to create a strong team spirit

- Must have experience of JDA system

- GCSE’s at grade A-C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)

- FLT License advantageous

Working hours:45 hours per week..

Annual leave entitlement: 20 days per year plus 8 bank holidays

In return we offer:

- Pension.

- Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).

- Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme and access to a range of offers and discounts).

- Life Assurance.

- Employee and customer referral schemes.

AKW are also part of Kinaxia Logistics please visit the website for more information.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week



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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