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Warehouse Manager

A Warehouse Manager, or Warehouse Chief, is responsible for expediting the supply chain of a company’s products.

What does a Warehouse Manager do?

Warehouse Managers supervise storage and shipping logistics for facilities. They coordinate all activities within a warehouse, from receiving shipments and maintaining equipment to supervising employees and handling customer requests. Most Warehouse Managers work in offices  that are located in a warehouse environment. They usually work full-time and may keep non-standard work hours, adjusting their schedules to send and receive shipments as necessary. 

Warehouse Manager skills and qualifications

Warehouse Managers oversee storage and cargo handling. A successful Warehouse Manager will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications, these include:

  • Business, budget, finance and project management skills
  • Customer service aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership and administrative skills
  • Computer skills in industry software and business information systems
  • Stakeholder management skills

Warehouse Manager experience requirements

A Warehouse Manager must have at least five years of experience in warehousing and supply chain logistics. They should also have experience in e-commerce management, distribution laws, space optimisation, warehouse layout, reporting and business analysis. Some employers prefer candidates with  warehouse experience relating to packing, stocking and loading, shipping and receiving. They also prefer candidates with  warehouse management software expertise and experience operating heavy equipment. 

Warehouse Manager education and training requirements

Warehouse Managers must have a high school diploma or  basic General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in English and maths, proving a foundation in math, reasoning and language. Some employers prefer candidates with a Foundation Degree associate’s degree in Business Management, Operations or related fields. Other employers prefer candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or Business.

Warehouse Managers must also complete essential training through entry-level positions, such as Material Mover and Warehouse Clerk. In many cases, a Warehouse Manager needs industry-recognised certifications to operate heavy equipment such as aerial lifts and forklifts. These credential are available on a variety of vendors, each of whom requires a combination of a practical test and a written exam.

Warehouse Manager salary expectations

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for a Warehouse Manager is £28,772 per year. This figure varies depending on the company, experience and geographical location.

*This case study is provided by Inoxpa, it is indicative of the products we supply and the solutions we can offer as their UK distributor, contact us for further information.

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