Warehouse Supervisor

  • Location

    Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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  • Salary:

    £27000.00 - £31000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tahanee Twist

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Our Global client has a requirement for a Warehouse Supervisor to join the business on a full time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe, efficient and accurate operation of the onsite physical logistics and activity, whilst leading the warehouse team. The Warehouse Supervisor will also focus on continuous improvement and service levels to customers.

Main Duties:

* Ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and accurately by the warehouse team
* Act as the sponsor for safe operations in the on-site logistics function, cooperating with the EHS coordinator and site management team
* Complete and assist with safety audits and take ownership of any issues raised
* Ensure the safe working of colleagues, contractors and visitors by direct supervision, observations, risk assessments, safety conversations and permits to work
* Maintain the timely and accurate use of the stock control system to optimise production efficiency and customer service
* Lead continuous improvement of the onsite logistics activity, identify and adopt best practices
* Deliver warehouse activities within agreed budget
* Liaise with third party external storage providers as required
* Liaise with internal stakeholders, including Planning, Customer Services, Production and Technical
* Coordinate stock counts
* Develop the skill base of the warehouse team
* Schedule and manage labour requirements

Essential Skills / Experience:

* Minimum of 5 GCSE's grade A-C (including Maths and English) or equivalent secondary qualification - a professional logistics qualification would be advantageous but not essential
* First line supervisory experience leading complex projects in a logistics environment
* Experience of warehousing/ dispatch activity in a fast moving storage or manufacturing environment
* Strong stakeholder and change management skills
* Clear communication skills with the ability to communicate with colleagues on different levels in the organisation
* Proven experience implementing continuous improvement
* Able to take ownership and accountability for actions
* Ability to be hands on and work in detail at an operational level when required
* Proven team motivation skills
* Self-starter with personal drive and motivation to proactively identify issues and deliver solutions to problems
* Proficiency with Microsoft applications - experience with MRP/ERP systems, SAP would be preferred
* Ability to work effectively under pressure