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7160 Warehouse Supervisor - Buckinghamshire

Job Title: 7160 Warehouse Supervisor - Buckinghamshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: 25000 - 28000 + bonus + benefits
REF: 7160/2016/WH5751
Contact Name: David Beck
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Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent Foodservice Wholesalers supplying multi temperature products to foodservice clients throughout the UK. They are proud of their heritage and their business wide focus on providing excellent customer service.
Flexibility is a key element of their customer proposition they believe in going the extra mile to meet their customers’ expectations, whether it be sourcing bespoke products or adding value with quality insight and expertise.
They supply high quality food, non-food products and related services to more than 2000 customers and employ 280 staff.
They value the people that work within its organization, a significant proportion of whom have served the company for more than ten years. Once a quarter employees are updated with company progress against targets and employee of the Quarter Award is given. They have a much sought after 'Manager of the Year' award.
They are currently seeking a Warehouse Supervisor for a new depot operation to be based in Buckinghamshire, close to the M40 motorway. The position is permanent.
Reporting into the Warehouse Manager, you will assist them in the the day to day management of the warehouse at the new depot.
Initially this will be a relatively small operation commencing on day one of around 13 vehicles but this will soon increase in size.
Similarly, initially it will be only stocking around 400 product lines with a cross –decking operation with stock being trunked in from our client’s national distribution centre located in the East Midlands.
After a period of time it will become a more fully stocked and will then have a full warehouse team including dayshift and nightshift operations,
As Warehouse Supervisor you will assist the Warehouse Manager in managing goods inwards, perpetual inventory and stock replenishment.
Specifically, you will assist the Warehouse Manager to plan and control the Goods In operation across a diverse range of physical and systems-supported activities, by the appropriate deployment of manpower and equipment, so as to ensure the timely, and cost-effective completion of allocated work targets, whilst adhering to best Health and Safety practices.
In fulfilling the role, due attention must be paid to ensuring optimal levels of stock are maintained in the warehouse picking and bulk locations, by fully utilising the Voice WMS and communicating efficiently and promptly with colleagues and suppliers, so that the highest levels of customer service and warehouse efficiency are maintained at all times.
You will monitor and record all aspects of stock control, including adhering strictly to the monthly ambient and frozen PI cycle and weekly chilled goods PI cycle. 
You will date check ambient short dated lines on a weekly basis and chilled goods on a daily basis.
You will produce ‘early warning’ reports for Purchasing and Sales Departments.
You will monitor all damages and develop ways of working to reduce.
You will salvage where possible and record and destroy if necessary.
You will investigate all incidents of physical stock and system stock discrepancies.
You will ensure all deliveries are accurately booked onto the system.
You will ensure all paperwork is completed correctly and discrepancies logged.
You will record and report upon supplier delivery performance paying specific attention to the timeliness, accuracy, and quality of deliveries received.
You will manage, and report upon, the forklift truck fleet, ensuring compliance with servicing regimes, safety legislation, and company policies, recording costs and variance to budgets.
You will be expected to assist the Warehouse Manager to effectively manage resourcing levels through efficient control of absence/holidays and agree targets and standards which support the achievement of the Company’s objectives.
You will be expected to assist in managing the demands of the operation dealing with problems that may arise in a professional, effective manner whilst ensuring employee communication is regularly monitored. 
You will also provide advice and support to working colleagues in an approachable manner along with ensuring employees are aware and adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
As in any successful supervisory position, the development and motivation of the team around you is essential, as is the on-going strengthening of customer relationships.
Knowledge and Skills:
To succeed, you should have warehouse supervisory / management experience within a fast moving wholesaling / retail distribution environment, ideally gained within the foodservice sector.
Demonstrating good leadership, communication and motivational skills, you will be responsible for the planning and organizing of all warehouse activities and managing all warehouse staff.
You should have a good record of warehouse experience, coupled with a sound grasp of current practice and health and safety legislation.
You will ideally have experience of working with “voice” WMS systems.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential.
You should be self-motivated, someone who can coach and inspire others with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities.
You will be a problem solver with a common sense approach and will be self-motivated, committed to being the best and proactive in delivering improvements.
You will be flexible in approach and able to adapt quickly to change and have the ability to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities.
You should possess strong pc skills and have an understanding of WMS and Stock Control.
You should ideally have licenses to operate PPT, reach and counter balance trucks.
You will be a motivated self-starter with strong team building principles.
You will be flexible and committed to providing excellence in all aspects, with a keen eye for detail.
You should be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach when planning and able to react to day to day challenges.
Ideally you will be someone who has aspirations for career progression.
Basic salary will be in a range of between £25-28k depending upon experience. 
Please do not apply for this position unless you are an experienced Warehouse Supervisor / Manager.
Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes of applications we receive.
If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks from submitting your application, please assume on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
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