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Warehouse and Distribution Manager

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A national manufacturing company is looking to appoint a Warehouse and Distribution Manager to join their renowned site in Washington. This business truly believes in looking after its staff and subsequently offers a wide range of benefits and looks to reward and retain its people. They are also dedicated to providing the highest quality products and delivering outstanding customer service, which is demonstrated by their continued growth. This is an opportunity for you to operate strategically and use your knowledge of lean methodology to promote a culture of continuous improvement.


As Warehouse and Distribution Manager you will be responsible for the efficient day to day management of the Warehouse and Dispatch departments. You will take accountability for ensuring the efficient and cost effective intake and distribution of goods and ensure all KPI’s and targets are met.

You will promote a culture of continuous improvement through effective coaching and management of staff. This will include monitoring staff performance and identifying training needs.

You will be suited to this role if you are an experienced Manager with a Warehousing and Logistics background who is approachable, determined and confident. You will take responsibility for ensuring health and safety procedures are complied with and that all departmental spends are within budgeted figures, including all overheads and labour.

Your duties will include:

  • Coordinating activities around staff and working patterns to ensure deliveries are correct and on time
  • Planning and coordinating workload handling requirements and space planning
  • Working closely with Supervisors, advising and supporting them with all people related issues
  • Planning and managing staff levels and costs
  • Ensuring all external deliveries are carried out within the required timeframes
  • Closely monitoring all stock levels
  • Ensuring quality control checks are effectively carried out and recorded
  • Ensuring service to production areas is carried out in the most efficient manner
  • Using LEAN techniques to make improvements to work areas
  • Ensuring all HR related issues are dealt with promptly and in line with company policy


To be considered for the position of Warehouse and Distribution Manager it is essential that you:

  • Have experience working in a management role within a warehouse and logistics environment and are confident operating at a strategic level
  • Have experience and management of LEAN tools and practices
  • Carry excellent IT skills and knowledge
  • Possess a relevant management qualification
  • Carry strong leadership skills and experience
  • Bring a persistent, approachable and determined approach

It would also be beneficial if you:

  • Carry experience and knowledge of SAP


You will receive a competitive basic salary for the position of Warehouse and Distribution Manager.


This is a permanent, full-time role and you will work 40 hours per week on day shift. Standard working hours are 830am until 5pm Monday – Thursday and 830am until 1pm on a Friday.

You will be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (+ bank holidays), increasing with length of service.

There are a range of benefits on offer which includes a pension scheme, private medical cover, life assurance, company bonuses, long service awards and staff discount schemes.


Katie Newton is the point of contact for this role. You can get in touch with her on 0191 4926622 or at [email protected]

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