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  • Warehouse Line Manager

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: 25000-29000
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 05-Nov-2018
  • Job reference: 18546

Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on at the moment!  We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives.


What are we looking for?

We are looking to strengthen our existing management team and recruit a Warehouse Line Manager for our retail distribution site in Northampton. The site is a key part of the Wickes Distribution infrastructure, supporting the store replenishment side of the business.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting daily targets for achievement across a designated section

  • Planning and controlling weekly labour requirements for assigned section / sections, ensuring sufficient capability to meet a fluctuating workload

  • Identifying and reacting to potential problem areas within the section / sections which may require further reporting, including both financial and trend analysis

  • Liaising with Senior Managers to ensure operational targets are identified, that regular measurement is taken against these targets and that remedial action is taken as appropriate

  • Developing a highly motivated team of potential leaders by encouraging open communication and holding regular briefing sessions and chairing minuted operational meetings as required

  • Ensuring all Health and Safety Legal requirements are met and adhered to

  • Liaising with other shifts, stores and Head Office departments when required, to ensure continued efficiency and better service levels as appropriate

  • Operating in the short to medium term, focusing on operational strategy, whilst maintaining an active involvement in ensuring daily production targets are met

  • Working to challenging KPIs, understand and produce own KPIs that demonstrate control of the operation, effective target setting and measurement

  • Understanding volume fluctuation and altering shift resource and headcount accordingly

  • The creation, ownership and delivery of continual improvement of operational processes and practices within the operation

  • The role is flexible and you will be required to work on different shifts in order to fulfil the responsibilities of the role and cover for other managers, as well as ensuring a full understanding of the different operations across all shifts  


What We’re Looking For

  • Previous experience of managing large teams within warehousing

  • A clear leader, who leads by example and takes ownership of their performance and accountabilities

  • Confident in the use of Google applications   

  • Experience in all aspects of health and safety within a warehouse environment


What we can offer you?

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.  If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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