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Warehouse Manager


A Warehouse Manager directs, coordinates and plans the warehouse storage and distribution of the products and materials within the company. A warehouse manager supervises the activities of employees, shipping, receiving, and storing products. They are also generally responsible for implementing security and safety programs. They issue job assignments and review work orders, invoices and confirm reports and monitor the distribution of materials or products. Part of their job entails meeting with other departments about sales, purchasing and production so the warehouse activities remain cohesive and running smoothly.

Key duties and skills of a Warehouse Manager include


  • Supervising, training and hiring of employees to work in the warehouse. Scheduling employees, truck drivers, arranging drop offs and deliveries and scheduling loading dock equipment such as forklifts
  • Ensuring that all appropriate safety regulations are being followed both with regards to personal safety and safety of inventory
  • Checking and verifying shipping records, handling questions or concerns of shipping shortages and addressing any problems with inventory control
  • Meeting with new and existing clients to determine their needs for warehouse space, entering into storage contracts and entering information into various software programs to monitor use of the facility
  • Ideally have a minimum of 5 years previous experience in a similar position
  • Good numeracy and IT skills, particularly spreadsheets and databases
  • The ability to plan and organize work schedules
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Leadership, motivational and team working skills
  • Good spoken and written communication skills