Warehouse Manager

Job Purpose

Warehouse Manager required by large retail company based in Leinster.

•    Ensure the warehouse operates at peak efficiency, by managing, organising and monitoring operational goals.
•    Develop warehouse operational systems by determining product handling and storage requirements, equipment utilization and inventory management.
•    Train and manage a warehouse team to drive day to day operational efficiency to reach both short and long-term performance goals.
•    Have a strategic mindset on how the operations of the warehouse can consistently improve and assist the organization maximise its growth objectives
•    Review and prepare workflow, manning and space requirements, equipment layout, and action plans while ensuring productivity and efficiencies are met.
•    Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.

Role Responsibilities
•    Manage the daily activities of the warehouse, including inventory control, space management, logistics and floor productivity.
•    To manage and lead the team to ensure that they have the skill set, resources and support needed to deliver in their role and achieve objectives.
•    Motivate, organise, and encourage teamwork within the team to ensure productivity targets are met or exceeded.
•    To attend senior management meeting with the Directors and present when required up to date information on warehouse KPI performance
•    Implement best practice resource planning and workflow to maximise efficiencies and work within budgets.
•    Ensure duties are carried out in accordance with company policies and SOP’s.
•    Train others as part of your role to ensure effective leadership continues when you are not on site.
•    Meet regularly with senior management to review, analyse, and develop actionable plans for efficiency and productivity.
•    Foster effective communication between the Warehouse, group Stores and other Head Office departments.
•    Ensure and implement ‘best in class’ inventory controls.
•    Implement new ways of working for the best utilization of people and resources available to you.
•    Conduct team briefs to foster and promote good communication across the team.
•    Ensure compliance with all health and safety SOP’s and legislation.
•    Generate and action KPI reporting metrics as and when required.
•    To be able to represent the Company in discussions and negotiations with suppliers on issues such as order management and scheduling on inbound deliveries.
•    Manage and organise the recruitment and onboarding of staff, as well as managing team performance, and managing the disciplinary process as and when required.
•    Be prepared to carry out any specific project work as required.
•    Any other duties as delegated by your manager.

Skills & Competencies
•    Good numeracy and I.T skills.
•    People management skills, including the ability to inspire, lead and motivate others.
•    Good working knowledge of employment law requirements 
•    Good working knowledge of health and safety law
•    Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
•    Strong understanding of warehouse and stock control systems.
•    Strong leadership skills and ability to work well as part of a team.
•    Ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail.
•    Strong negotiation skills
•    Ability to plan-ahead and organise warehouse workload and workflow.
•    Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work on a strategic level.
•    A flexible approach to duties and tasks.
•    Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
•    Knowledge of the legal requirements of operating a warehouse.

•    This is a full-time 45 hours per week permanent role.
•    Working any 5 out of 7 days including early, late and weekend shifts.
•    Cycle to work scheme.
•    Staff discount.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Education opportunities.
•    Ongoing training.

During peak period, with increased volumes there will be requirement for flexibility.

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