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.
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 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.
Stockton-on-Tees is a large town to the west of Middlesbrough, which is historically notable as being one end of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first commercial railway in the world, which opened in 1825. The railway wasn’t built for fun, though – Stockton was an important industrialised town that had a thriving shipbuilding industry as well as a market that attracted people from miles around. Other industries connected to shipbuilding, such as rope-making and sail-making, also prospered. Two years after the railway was opened, in 1827, another world-changing event took place in Stockton – the strikeable match was invented by local chemist John Walker.
Heavy industry declined in the post-war period, and Stockton residents were more likely to commute to Middlesbrough, Hartlepool or Darlington to work than to work close to home. However in the 1990s and 2000s there was a good deal of redevelopment, with business parks being constructed and a new industry – the call centre – making an appearance here, along with other North East towns and cities. The friendly nature of the local accents is often cited as one of the reasons for the concentration of call centres in this area.
In 2012 Stockton-on-Tees became one of Mary Portas’s twelve “Portas Pilot” town centres which are set for regeneration via some government cash and a sprinkling of expertise. The regeneration is hoped to create new jobs and give the retail sector a boost, which could be good news for anyone looking for a Head of Warehousing job in the town. With plenty of heavy industry in the immediate vicinity, it’s definitely worth having a local search, too.
If you’d like more information on the Head of Warehousing positions in Stockton-on-Tees or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch with Cast UK so we can talk about what’s on offer. 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. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and try our best to fill each position with the best talent available.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Stockton-on-Tees or source a new job in Stockton-on-Tees then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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