Profession warehouse manager

Warehouse managers assume the responsibility for storage facilities. They manage the operations and the staff within.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Safety regulations for warehouses

    The body of warehouse safety procedures and regulations to prevent incidents and hazards. Follow safety regulations and inspect equipment.

  • Warehouse operations

    Know the basic principles and practices of warehouse operations such as goods storage. Understand and satisfy customer needs and requirements while effectively utilising warehouse equipment, space and labour.

  • Warehousing regulations

    Know and comply with local warehousing laws and regulations; stay up-to-date by studying existing and new legislation.

  • Goods transported from warehouse facilities

    Know the goods transported from warehouse facilities. Understand the legal and safety requirements of goods, the hazards that materials may represent; provide solutions and appropriate direction for the handling of goods.

Skills

  • Give instructions to staff

    Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.

  • Ensure efficient utilisation of warehouse space

    Pursue an effective use of warehouse space ensuring maximum efficiency while meeting environmental and budgetary goals.

  • Maintain physical condition of warehouse

    Develop and Implement new warehouse layouts in order to maintain facilities in good working order; issue work orders for repair and replacement operations.

  • Apply safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

  • Plan future capacity requirements

    Develop a solid business plan for future capacity requirements; determine whether or not a company is capable of meeting demands for its products or services.

  • Oversee freight-related financial documentation

    Oversee freight billing and invoicing accuracy

  • Train employees

    Lead and guide employees through a process in which they are taught the necessary skills for the perspective job. Organise activities aimed at introducing the work and systems or improving the performance of individuals and groups in organisational settings.

  • Oversee warehouse value-added activities

    Oversee warehouse activities such as storage and receipt, and dispatch of various goods such as food, drinks, clothing, and household products.

  • Manage warehouse organisation

    Manage organisation and design layout of warehouse and warehouse staff; take actions to ensure maximum safety and risk prevention.

  • Schedule shifts

    Plan staff time and shifts to reflect the demands of the business.

  • Maintain stock control systems

    Keep stock control systems up to date and ensure inventory accuracy.

  • Plan the stocking of products

    Decide where and how the goods are to be stocked in the warehouse.

  • Manage warehouse operations

    Manage warehouse operations such as delivering orders and maintaining stock; control safety and risk prevention in the warehouse; follow plans to maximise efficiency of the supply chain.

  • Exert a goal-oriented leadership role towards colleagues

    Embrace a leadership role in the organisation and with colleagues as to provide coaching and direction to subordinates aiming at the achievement of specific objectives.

  • Manage dispatch software systems;

    Manage dispatch software systems to execute tasks such as work order generation, route planning, and other activities.

  • Perform cost accounting activities

    Execute the cost related activities and operations within the accounting activities such as standard cost development, average pricing analysis, margin and cost ratio analysis, inventory control, and variance analysis. Report the results to management and advise on possible courses of action to control and reduce the costs.

  • Improve business processes

    Optimise the series of operations of an organisation to achieve efficiency. Analyse and adapt existing business operations in order to set new objectives and meet new goals.

  • Create a work atmosphere of continuous improvement

    Work with management practices such as continuous improvement, preventive maintenance. Pay attention to problem solving and teamwork principles.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Manage a warehouse management system

    Use software in order to store materials within a warehouse; storing operations include shipping, receiving and picking.

  • Manage inventory

    Control product inventory in balance of availability and storage costs.

  • Monitor security procedures in warehouse operations

    Supervise and enforce procedures for security purposes.

  • Work in a logistics team

    Ability to work confidently within a logistics team, with each member of the team fulfilling a role designed to increase the efficiency of the whole.

  • Monitor storage space

    Supervise and organise the area in which products are stored.

  • Maintain warehouse database

    Keep digital warehouse database up-to-date and multi-accessible.

  • Plan the dispatching of products

    Arrange and plan for sending the goods according to the schedule.

  • Coach employees

    Maintain and improve employees' performance by coaching individuals or groups how to optimise specific methods, skills or abilities, using adapted coaching styles and methods.

  • Meet productivity targets

    Devise methods to determine improvement in productivity, adjusting the goals to be reached and the necessary time and resources.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Maintain financial records

    Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.

  • Comprehend financial business terminology

    Grasp the meaning of basic financial concepts and terms used in businesses and financial institutions or organisations.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Ensure stock storage safety

    Ensure that products are stored appropriately. Keep in line with safety procedures.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform services in a flexible manner present reports use logical reasoning have computer literacy act reliably show confidence analyse work-related written reports ensure special requirements for goods in storage manage budgets maintain updated professional knowledge supervise the work of staff on different shifts carry out storage risk management statistics fire-fighting systems