Warehouse Manager - Slough

Basic up to 40,000
Ref: 37 Date Posted: Friday 11 Sep 2020
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Warehouse Manager;  join a well-known flooring supplier in the Construction Industry. Leading a team of 7 you will manage the day to day Operations for this busy Warehouse and Depot. The Warehouse is a fast-paced environment, they are looking for an experienced ‘sleeves rolled up’ Warehouse Operations professional with proven leadership experience who understands the Construction / Building Materials Industry to help take the Company forward to the next level.

Working 7am- 5pm Monday to Friday you will enjoy being in a hands-on role, spending time on the Warehouse floor as well delivering the office and administration aspects of this role.


  • Basic salary to 40k doe per annum
  • Holidays 20 days + BH
  • Pension
  • Parking onsite


Responsible for meeting the company’s operational objectives and for the smooth running of the warehouse (12,000 sq. ft) , logistics, health and safety, and cost control. You will work closely with the Transport Manager on a daily basis and manage a small team of Warehouse and Drivers.

  • Managing of warehouse operations, staff, tidiness and efficiency
  • Promote culture of identifying, sharing and delivering continuous improvement opportunities within the warehouse team
  • Meet targets including delivery and customer service required standards and also operating costs
  • Recruit, support and coach teams, ensuring the development and implementation of any necessary corrective actions, in order to meet short- and long-term business objectives
  • Establish and meet targets in business performance including introduction and maintenance of accreditations, H&S and operating costs
  • Liaise with internal teams effectively
  • Proactively identify, propose and deliver opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Conduct staff performance review and development meetings
  • Responsible for meeting the operational objectives of the company
  • Embed the business vision, culture and values in the organisation
  • Ensure reports and actions to support senior management are completed in a timely and accurate way

Essential Skills for the role of Warehouse / Operations Manager

  • Previous experience in a similar Warehouse / Operations / Depot / Branch lead role
  • Knowledge of the Construction / Building Materials Industry
  • Previously managed a team within a similar environment
  • Have a strong understanding of warehousing and distribution systems and processes
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety
  • Comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines, with changing priorities
  • Has an eye for detail, is able to monitor performance, and think analytically
  • Commercially and financially astute
  • Possesses the personal and professional qualities to establish credibility and respect
  • Able to build strong relationships with the stakeholders and staff throughout the business
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Ability to pick up new software / use an ERP system
  • Forklift experience

Desirable: Counterbalance licence