Reports to:Principal Supply and Distribution Executive, Division Manager or, in a smaller organisation, General Manager.

Supervises:Warehouse Foreperson, Storepersons and Clerks

Main objectives:Effective management of the receipt and storage of inwards goods and for the despatch of goods or products to clients or customers.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Control and direct the efficient and economical management of a depot, store or warehouse.
  • Organise receipt, storage and despatch of goods if the warehouse is concerned with parts and materials.
  • Supervise storage, packaging and despatch to customers if the warehouse is concerned with storage of finished products.
  • Supervise the planning and layout of a depot, store or warehouse.
  • Ensure equipment is working correctly and the working environment is safe.
  • Liaise with branches and other companies’ representatives.
  • Train new employees.

Typical qualifications and experience:Preferred completion of a warehousing and distribution course or equivalent, combined with sound supervisory experience in a relevant industry and competence in computerised inventory management applications.