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Job Description

A Warehouse Manager has overall responsibility for running a warehouse. They will oversee receipt of goods, storage and delivery, making sure that goods are received on time and in good condition and that delivery schedules are met to keep customers happy. They will also make sure the warehouse is kept clean and tidy and could be responsible for recruitment and training.

This role applies to both small, medium and large operations - such as at retail superstores distribution depots and manufacturing plants.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but you may need supervisory experience and qualifications in warehouse or distribution work. 

Relevant experience in an area like retail may be useful. 

It may give you an advantage if you have a forklift licence.

It may help you get onto an employer's management training scheme if have a foundation degree, HND or degree in a subject, like:

  • logistics
  • supply chain management
  • transport management

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could be promoted to regional or national operations manager or director.

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National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent customer service abilities
  • Physically fit
  • Good motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good at problem solving
  • Health and safety awareness

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £40,000

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