Head of Warehousing - Durham

Head of Warehousing jobs

The complexity of warehousing, with its constant throughflow of goods and the need to keep on top of stock, orders and incoming goods, means that the head of warehousing is an important role. While much of the stocktaking and order fulfilment will be computerised, a head of warehousing, with decision making powers, will be required to maintain efficiency and deal with incidents that could affect it.

The head of warehousing will also have duties related to maintaining customer satisfaction, and this could require some contact with customers when team members cannot deal with an issue or when the customer wishes to elevate one.

In many cases, the head of warehousing’s job will include recruitment of staff and training them in the systems used in the warehouse. The role could include overseeing health and safety and security, although head office might deal directly with such matters.

The skills required

An ability to keep on top of a complex, ever-changing environment will be an essential asset for this role. While the exact stock levels of warehoused goods will be known to individual team members and controlled by the computer system, the ability to predict need and plan for foreseeable events will be useful.

The job might also involve a lot of walking to physically check levels of goods on the shelves, so in many head of warehousing positions, an above average level of fitness is stipulated, although this will not always be the case.

IT skills will be essential, as the head will need to be able to call upon the status of any element under his or her control at a moment’s notice.

Cast UK’s logistics opportunities

Cast UK was founded by logistics, supply chain and procurement specialists, and our consultants are all from the same backgrounds. We therefore have in-depth knowledge of what employers and candidates are looking for. Employers approach us to find candidates because they are confident that we will be able to fill their managerial and executive vacancies.

At any time, we have jobs in all areas of the UK, so we are well placed to find you work in our fields wherever you are located or wherever you plan to locate. If you’re moving house, please check to see if there are any positions available in the new area; if you’re simply looking for more fulfilment in your working life, there’s more than likely an employer who’s looking for the skills you have.

When we have your details, we’ll be able to start matching you with positions the moment they arise, so do get in touch if you’re looking for a job in logistics.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Head of Warehousing for your business or find you a job as a Head of Warehousing then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.

Head of Warehousing Jobs in County Durham

Located in the north-east of England, County Durham is bordered by Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, North Yorkshire. Settlements in the county include Darlington, Hartlepool, Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees and it offers a variety of options for those seeking Head of Warehousing positions.

In the early 19th century, most of County Durham comprised rural areas and market towns. With the down of the Industrial Revolution, mining and shipbuilding grew in importance for the area, while heavy engineering also grew rapidly - particularly the building of bridges and locomotives.

In fact, the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering company is still based in Darlington today and it has been responsible for construction projects like the Humber Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Over the last few years, many of the local towns have gone through significant regeneration. There are now a number of large retail centres and business parks in the region.

Companies with manufacturing facilities in County Durham include KP Snacks, CAV Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser, Cummins and Walkers Crisps.

Several businesses have large depots in the region, including Argos and Aldi and other companies with operations based in the area include Orange, AMEC, the Student Loans Company and Thomas Swan.

Cast UK - helping you discover new opportunities

If you're looking for Head of Warehousing vacancies in County Durham, or anywhere else in the country, contact Cast UK today. Our team of recruitment experts can help you find a role that suits your skills and requirements, and provide advice on how to keep your career on the right path.

As one of the UK's leading recruitment consultancies for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we have a unique understanding of the various employers - and what they look for when hiring a new team member.

What's more, our regional experts can offer local information, such as where to live if you're relocating and reasonable salary expectations.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Durham or source a new job in Durham then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.