Logistics / Warehouse Manager

Job Reference: WM – 2054

Location: Maidstone

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Logistics Manager


  • To lead the logistics team and handle all processes within the warehouse environment efficiently and effectively.
  • To provide customers with the right quantity of the correct goods on time and in full. The key to this is ensuring we have accurate stocks and efficient systems.
  • To fulfil the company’s promises in providing maximum reliability with minimum fuss to our customers.
  • To develop and provide regular reports on Logistics team performance as agreed with the Head of Operations.
  • To produce reports and statistics regularly (In/ Out Status reports, dead stock report etc) as requested by the Head of Operations.
  • To promote and ensure compliance with Health & Safety regulations as set by the Quality Manager.
  • To review Logistics Work Instructions, ensuring processes are streamlined and LEAN.
  • To seek, evaluate and act upon feedback, continuously enhancing the quality of services provided.
  • To analyse, plan and implement future capacity requirements in collaboration with other colleagues/ teams internally.
  • To ensure regular maintenance is conducted on the logistics equipment, optimising efficiency and minimising down time.
  • To regularly monitor, review and assess individual and team performance through monthly one-to-ones, performance reviews and team meetings, identifying development areas and agreeing on workable and timely solutions.
  • To develop, train and mentor team members in addressing development areas and continuously enhancing individual and collective performance
  • To lead on the recruitment and selection of additional Logistics team members as and when required.
  • To liaise with customers and transport companies as and when required.
  • To perform responsibilities within the budget agreed with the Group Financial Controller.
  • To ensure the team keeps the warehouse clean and tidy to a standard that optimises efficiency, portraying the company brand through using 5S methodology.
  • To provide cover for the Trade Counter as and when required.
  • To embrace and communicate to others all relevant warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements.
  • To lead on individual projects and support project teams as and when required.
  • Develop and continuously improve leadership skills in self and others
  • Be an effective team player
  • Maintain workplace and dress code protocol
  • Maintain vehicle protocol (if applicable)
  • Maintain communication

About You:

  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good attention to detail, acts with honesty and integrity and a good team player, needs to be goal driven and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
  • This is a strenuous physical role that requires energy and motivation.
  • Experience in leading people within a logistics environment, and also preferable to have experience in managing change within a warehouse environment.
  • Good computer knowledge is essential, good at reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Full EU / UK driving licence.
  • Relevant machinery, forklift licences and man-up machine certificates
  • A valid passport will be required

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK