Keeping the warehouse running effectively is essential for any business, as it ensures that products are delivered in a timely manner, stocks are maintained at the right levels and records are kept up to date.
The role of a Warehouse Shift Manager will vary, depending on the company in question and the nature of the business. However, whether the organisation operates in the manufacturing, construction, retail, medical or defence sector - or another field - the person in this role will be responsible for leading a team and ensuring all activities run smoothly and efficiently.
In most cases, this will involve scheduling teams, managing operational activities and ensuring all working practices follow guidelines established by the company, health and safety and government legislation.
Anyone considering a role as a Warehouse Shift Manager should have a knack for communication, as you’ll need to provide instructions to your team and report to directors, customers and colleagues on a regular basis. Good organisation skills are a must and you should be keenly aware of details.
In addition, an analytical mind and ability to make carefully considered decisions quickly will help you stand out from the competition.
Computer literacy is also a must - particularly knowledge of WMS systems, spreadsheets and databases, as well as the Microsoft Office suite.
Finally, since the role requires working on a shift rota, candidates will need to have flexible schedules and be comfortable with working at any time of the day.
To find out about the latest positions for Warehouse Shift Managers, and other logistics jobs, contact Cast UK today.
We work with clients and candidates throughout the UK. Our team of qualified consultants have experience in the supply chain, procurement and logistics fields and our extensive knowledge makes us the perfect choice to help you find a new role.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Warehouse Shift Manager for your business or find you a job as a Warehouse Shift Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Located 18 miles (30 km) south east of Bristol and directly across the Bristol Channel from Cardiff, Weston-super-Mare is a popular seaside resort that benefited hugely when the railways came its way in the 1800s. Its strange name comes from the Anglo-Saxon “west tun” (west settlement) and the Latin “super mare” meaning upon sea. One of the most influential engineers of all time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, also used to live there, proving that peculiar names must be in the water – and probably explaining why a sleepy village got a railway!
The town did have some industry in the past. The Westland aircraft company, which was based in Yeovil, had its helicopter manufacturing and maintenance plant in Weston-super-Mare. The company is famous for its Wessex, Sea King, Puma and Lynx military, coastguard and rescue helicopter. One of the most famous helicopter pilots in the world (no, not Noel Edmonds), Prince William, pilots Sea Kings. The factory closed down in 2002, and Weston-super-Mare is now home to The Helicopter Museum.
Weston-super-Mare’s economy is mainly focused on tourism, but there is some industry and distribution activity in the area, partly due to its location as the gateway to the South West. Discount supermarket Lidl has its southern distribution centre there, and there is some other light industry in the town. While it may not seem the first place you’d look for a Warehouse Shift Manager job, they do come up from time to time, and there will always be a demand in nearby Bristol too.
To find out about the Warehouse Shift Manager positions available in Weston-super-Mare, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.
We have a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, so our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
In addition, our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Weston-super-Mare or source a new job in Weston-super-Mare then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.