Managers in Storage and Warehousing

Managers in storage and warehousing plan, organise, and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe and efficient receipt, storage and warehousing of goods and for the maintenance of stocks at an optimal level.


New workers

New workers start around £20,941. Normal pay is £31,408 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,902.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 96,602 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Decides on storage conditions for particular items, allocates warehouse space and arranges for regular stock inspections to detect deterioration or damage.

  • Prepares reports on expenditure and advises on materials and parts standardisation, future stores and stock control policies.

  • Advises purchasing department on type, quality and quantity of goods required and dates by which they must be available.

  • Reviews, develops and implements stock control, handling and distribution policies to maximise use of space, money, labour and other resources.

  • Liaises with production, maintenance, sales and other departments to determine the materials and other items required for current and future production schedules and sales commitments.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Forklift Truck

  • Stock Control

  • Warehouse Management Systems

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Warehouse Operations

  • Supply Chain

  • Housekeeping

  • Warehouse Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Computer Literacy

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.