Head of Warehousing - Northumberland

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 0161 825 0825.

Head of Warehousing Jobs in Northumberland

The most northern of the counties in the north-east of England, Northumberland is bordered by Cumbria, County Durham and Tyne and Wear. It also shares a border with Scotland and has coastline on the North Sea.

Those looking for Head of Warehousing roles in Northumberland will have a variety of opportunities to consider, particularly in the major settlements, such as Morpeth, Ponteland, Prudhoe and Alnwick. Parts of the county are also common choices for those who want to work in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but live away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Northumberland has a tumultuous history. It was occupied by the Angles and Romans, and as an important location in the wars between Scotland and England, the region is known for having more castles than anywhere else in England. Many of these are now popular tourist destinations, such as Lindisfarne, Alnwick and Bamburgh.

The modern economy of Northumberland is predominantly based in tourism, as well as the service sector and retail.

A few large companies have factories in the area. These include SCA Hygiene - once part of Kimberly-Clark, the company manufactures paper products like tissues - and Hammerite Products, which makes paints and paint-thinning products.

Other large companies include Eclipse Translations, Barter Books and Thompsons of Prudhoe. There's also the Sanofi Alnwick Research Centre - it specialises in the research and testing of pharmaceuticals.

Cast UK - helping you find new vacancies

To find out more about the Head of Warehousing opportunities available in Northumberland - or anywhere else in the country - get in touch with Cast UK today.

Our recruitment consultants have a thorough knowledge of the logistics, supply chain and procurement fields and we work closely with clients and candidates in order to match the best talent to every position.

We also have a team of regional specialists who can provide advice and information on the local job opportunities, potential employers and expected salaries.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northumberland or source a new job in Northumberland then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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