Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Manager manages all warehouse activities. Oversees all receiving and distribution operations. Being a Warehouse Manager plans and monitors optimal space utilization and efficient inventory flow. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Warehouse Manager typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Warehouse Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Warehouse Manager typically requires 5-7 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor.

Warehouse Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our team.


  • Promote an efficient working environment, encouraging and driving our section leaders to utilize the workspace in a smart, safe and structured manner;
  • Champion a safe working environment, ensures Health & Safety is adhered to across the site and on all shifts;
  • Manage all incoming jobs/requests;
  • Ensure all work is both H&S & CSR compliant;
  • Attend, lead and contribute to weekly event meetings in order to plan workload for warehouse;
  • Build and develop a successful working warehouse team;
  • Prepare staff contracts;
  • Lead training sessions on all systems to all levels of colleagues;
  • Deal with any disciplinary and grievance issues;
  • Ensuring the DC have processed shipments and met agreed deadlines;
  • Engage fully in delivery of the Site Task List/CI projects as detailed and instructed through DM Weekly Review forum;
  • Control of line loading activities in main production areas;
  • Managing the control of inbound and outbound goods;
  • Responsible for writing and updating relevant warehouse documentation as required;
  • Ensure all customer returns, supplier returns and specials are processed in a timely fashion and in line with process.


  • Provide direction and leadership to the warehouse team (6 direct reports), ensuring achievement of productivity, quality and financial targets;
  • Ensure that customer orders are managed efficiently and accurately;
  • Immediately available;
  • Previous Warehouse Management and Logistics experience;
  • Have managed in excess of 40+ staff previously;
  • Have experience of LEAN methodologies;
  • Champion continuous improvement, working in line with 5S principles;
  • An auto and manual driving licence;
  • You MUST have experience of managing teams of 20+ staff;
  • Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in written and electronic forms with all levels of business;
  • Working knowledge of 5S Standards and Health and Safety management;
  • Fork Lift truck licence required;
  • Keen eye for detail;
  • Ensuring 5S methodology is followed and in line with standard guidelines;
  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience within a warehouse environment is essential.