Warehouse Operations Manager

An Italian Manufacturer requires a commercially driven Warehouse Operations Manager to head up their UK distribution. We require a real “hands on” manager with a flexible but honest approach. You will be leading a multi-skilled Warehouse team with a dry fast-moving product.

SALARY: £35,000 - £40,000 PRP bonus up to £2400 per annum KPI bonus £3000 per annum Company Pension Christmas Shut Down

LOCATION: Northampton

THE COMPANY - Warehouse Operations Manager

A renowned Italian paper manufacturer of fine quality designer paper that is used within the packaging and printing industries. They operate in 7 countries and the UK operation has a real family feel. This is a key role to ensure the professional distribution service continues for their long standing partners and clients.


As the Warehouse Operations Manager your key responsibility is to ensure the seamless receivership and delivery of products to all our UK customers. Reporting directly to the UK Director your daily task will include:

·Management of the Warehouse Supervisor and Team; ensuring full team engagement and compliance to the working environment.
·The full responsibility of the supply chain – from arrival into the UK – to being received by the customer.
·Establishing and maintaining key external relationships with customers, suppliers and Third-Party Logistics providers.
·Overseeing the purchasing processes and procedures, working closely with the purchasing team to ensure the stock levels and movements are monitored and managed.
·Overseeing the management and operation of Goods-In, picking / packaging and dispatch, to ensure business requirements are met daily.
·Monitoring the Warehouse team’s performance and report on KPI’s including operational costs.
·Managing the pre-agreed annual budget for the site and work closely with the UK Director to plan and improve processes and operational costings.
·Planning and scheduling for conversion of customer specific products.

Key facts about the UK Operation - Warehouse Operations Manager

·Monday to Friday 8am to 11pm
·Shift pattern for the operatives 8am to 6pm / 2pm to 11pm
·Team size = 10
·Stock value – 2 million
·1500 product lines
·2800m2 warehouse with 4700 locations

Experience Required – Warehouse Operations Manager – Northampton

We require a Warehouse Operations Manager that has the following skills and experience:

·Able to demonstrate team management and leadership skills; with the ability to plan staff levels and delegation of work load to the team of operatives.
·Have previous experience in warehousing processes and ideally have relevant Health and Safety management certification.
·Hold the following licenses; Counter Balance and VNA.
·IT Literate, ideally have worked on an ERP system such as Sage or SAP.
·The ability to work under pressure while always ensuring a safe, tidy and pleasant workplace.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direc

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Kerry Austin quoting Warehouse Operations Manager and reference KA14773 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683315 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857.

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