Warehouse Supervisor jobs
Maintaining a well-organised warehouse is an important consideration for any business. It helps to ensure the effective control of resources and is also essential for keeping to the operational deadlines and other benchmarks that have been set for the department.
In most cases, a warehouse supervisor will be responsible for setting performance standards and confirming they are adhered to, as well as managing the team and performing various admin duties.
This includes monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators and establishing improvements in existing systems in order to improve efficiency. In turn, this will enhance customer satisfaction and benefit the company financially.
Warehouse supervisors are also required to take steps to ensure all documentation is completed accurately, investigate any queries or inconsistencies and take steps to resolve problems as they arise.
In addition, a person in this occupation will generally be tasked with setting staff schedules, undertaking health and safety checks and making sure that all legal regulations and company policies are adhered to.
The skills required
Those applying for warehouse supervisor vacancies should have experience in a leadership role. Planning and organisation skills are essential, enabling you to create staff rotas and establish effective work schedules.
An ability to make confident decisions and set priorities is also a must. In addition, you will need work well under pressure and stick to strict deadlines.
Good communication is another vital skill for warehouse supervisors, as you will need to interact with company stakeholders, colleagues, team members and customers on a regular basis.
Finally, a level of computer literacy can be a great benefit - especially knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and the Microsoft Office package.
Warehouse Supervisor Jobs in the South West
A region that encompasses Bristol, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly, the South West is a diverse area that offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Warehouse Supervisor positions.
As demonstrated by the ancient monuments like Stonehenge and the Roman ruins in Bath, the South West has been settled for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the UK was discovered in Cheddar Gorge and dates back to around 7150 BC.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, much of the South West relied on fishing and shipping, particularly in Bristol, a city which harboured vessels that traded with Ireland, Iceland and the Americas. Later, it became known for coal mining, as well as heavy industry.
Today, aeronautics is an important part of the South West economy, and a number of companies have facilities in the region - such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. There's also Defence Equipment and Support - the MoD's procurement and logistics agency.
Cheese, clotted cream and other dairy products are made in the region, with companies including Dairy Crest, which makes Cathedral City and Davidstow. Other food and beverage manufacturers include Ginsters, Ryvita, Kraft Foods UK and Beverage Brands, makers of WKD vodka. Meanwhile GSK manufactures Lucozade and Ribena in Coleford.
In addition, Princess Yachts, Siemens Traffic Controls, Merlin Entertainments, Endsleigh Insurance, Westland Helicopters and Wincanton plc are all based in the region.
Search for Warehouse Supervisor roles with Cast UK
Here at Cast UK, we can help you find the right role for you skills and qualifications.
Our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields and we are dedicated to filling vacancies quickly and effectively.
We work with clients and candidates in locations across the country to match the best talent to every role. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Warehouse Supervisor for your business or find you a job as a Warehouse Supervisor then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us