Warehouse managers are responsible for organising the safe and efficient receipt, storage and despatch of warehoused goods.
Typical responsibilities of the job include:
operating mechanical and IT systems
liaising with customers and other departments
training, supervising and appraising staff
maintaining statistical and financial records
ensuring that quality objectives and delivery deadlines are met
administering stock control
ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation
You don’t need a university degree to become a warehouse manager. However, the role is not normally an entry-level position and usually requires experience of working in a warehouse and sometimes qualifications in logistics or management. Typical entry-level roles in this field include warehouse assistant and warehouse operative.
Good teamworking skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Specialist logistics, distribution and haulage companies
The armed forces
Major commercial organisations
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