Warehouse Supervisor

Superior Recruitment
South Shields
31 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experience Warehouse Supervisor to join the management team at the main Warehouse in South Shields. You will be responsible for the smooth running of your shift ensuring the highest standards are achieved in the most efficient and cost effective manner delivering world class Service. Key to the role is getting the best from the Warehouse Operatives on your shift, ensuring they are motivated, trained and carrying out their role to a high standard.


- Plan and co-ordinate incoming goods, storage and despatch of orders in a timely and efficient manner to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as determined by the Shift Manager
- Determine staffing levels and assign workload. Deploy staff to other departments within the warehouse so priorities are met
- Communicate clear precise instructions and job expectations to all warehouse operatives on shift
- Monitor sickness and absence levels on a daily / weekly basis, ensuring all Return to Work paperwork is completed in a timely manner and passed over to Shift Manager for review
- Document all stock movements on a shift basis, through conventional paperwork and in-house date base system / mobility
- Ensure all members of the team are multi-skilled within the Warehouse
- Where required carry out investigations and deal with conduct / disciplinary issues with the authority to issue up to first written warning level
- Undertakes performance appraisals and proactively deal with performance issues including the provision of training to address shortfalls in performance
- Takes part in the recruitment process for Warehouse Operatives joining the business
- Responsible for monitoring the performance of new starters during the 3-month probationary period – completing the probationary review form deciding whether the new starter has passed, failed or the probationary period needs to be extended
- Responsible for providing a thorough handover at the end of the shift to assist in the smooth running of the next shift and for taking any action needed when being handed over to from the previous

About you:

- Experience of working as a Warehouse Supervisor elsewhere ideally in a Warehouse dealing with clothing
- Sound knowledge of warehouse systems & procedures
- Strong proven people manager with the ability to motivate / engage / communicate with staff and tackle staff performance issues
- Sound knowledge of IT software packages (Windows & In-house data bases)
- Flexibility and co-operation in relation to overtime working and assisting other departments

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