Warehouse managers plan and coordinate warehouse operations at depots and retail stores.

What does a warehouse manager do?

This role typically involves:

  • working closely with clients, suppliers and transport companies
  • planning the delivery and dispatch of goods
  • monitoring and setting aside storage space
  • tracking stock levels using computer programs
  • making sure stock is stored correctly and safely, for example chemicals or food
  • planning work rotas for warehouse staff
  • organising recruitment and staff training

What do I need to do to become a warehouse manager?

You’ll need to be a good planner and organiser; be good at maths, and have good IT skills. You would also need to be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

To get into this job, you would usually have supervisory experience and qualifications in warehouse and distribution operations, but a background in retail may also be accepted.

Related skills

  • Communication
  • IT
  • Leadership
  • Numeracy
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You can find opportunities in all areas of the UK, however, the largest concentration tends to be in the south-east, north-west and the Midlands. 

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