The warehouse manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the warehouse while leading and creating a high-performance culture based on the pillars of customer focus, quality and continuous improvement through the motivation and engagement of the team.
Duties of the job:
- Ensure the efficient and economical utilization of facilities for receiving, storing and distributing of a variety of products (raw materials, spare parts, kits etc.).
- Manage, and continuously improve, the assigned metrics in compliance with company’s vision/policies and best-known visual supply chain practices.
- Develop and recommend improvements in warehouse practices to promote efficiency, faster service, and lower costs.
- Maintain correct standards of health and safety, hygiene and security.
- Ensure that productivity targets are achieved and that all warehouse processes are running smoothly.
- Prioritize, allocate and manage staff resources according to changing needs.
- Supervise staff to ensure that all warehouse activities, and all machines/equipment is operated safely.
- Develop and implement a professional development program for the team together with HR.
- Prepare a budget and operate within the approved budget.
- Proactive engagement with suppliers on optimum delivery method to meet the needs of the internal customers at lowest possible cost.
- Proactive engagement with QA team to ensure that material is available to meet the needs of the internal customers and support replacement deliveries if needed.
- Responsible for accuracy & quality of data input into the ERP and Warehouse Management System.
- Resolution of any goods-inward issues and manage stock control process together with Purchasing & Finance.
- Coordination with Logistics and Transport with respect to deliveries to internal/external customers.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum of 5 years work experience as a warehouse manager.
- Expertise in warehouse management & logistics procedures and best practices.
- Service minded, customer focused and team player with strong leadership skills.
- Knowledge and implementation experience in world class supply chain management methods and tools (lean, 5S, Kanban, JIT, consignment stock etc.)
- Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives.
- Strong knowledge of warehousing Key Performance Indicators.
- Hands on experience with warehouse management software and databases.
- Leadership skills and ability to manage staff.
- Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- BS degree in logistics, supply chain management or business administration.
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