Warehouse Managers

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Warehouse managers are responsible for organising the safe and efficient receipt, storage and despatch of warehoused goods.

Typical responsibilities of the job include:

  • processing orders

  • operating mechanical and IT systems

  • liaising with customers and other departments

  • training, supervising and appraising staff

  • maintaining statistical and financial records

  • planning

  • ensuring that quality objectives and delivery deadlines are met

  • managing budgets

  • administering stock control

  • ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation


Qualifications and training required


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.


Key skills for warehouse managers


  • Good teamworking skills

  • Managerial skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Logical reasoning

  • Numerical skills

  • Technical skills

  • IT skills


Typical employers of warehouse managers


  • Specialist logistics, distribution and haulage companies

  • Manufacturers

  • The armed forces

  • Major commercial organisations

  • Retailers


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