Permanent Opportunity, 40 hours per week
Sunday - Thursday 08:30 – 17:00
From £35,500 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Our Regional Service Centres (RSC’s) play a pivotal role in ensuring our retail and online distribution service runs to maximum efficiency across the network. Supporting the Regional Service Centre Manager, the Warehouse Manager will ensure the smooth running of the warehouse and develop all warehouse operations to achieve greatest performance in terms of productivity whilst minimising cost and maintaining a safe environment for all.
The Warehouse Manager will establish positive working relationships with customers, suppliers and operational teams throughout the Next distribution network, to consistently develop and enhance the operation.
You will assist the RSC Manager in the preparation of seasonal budgets and subsequent reforecast, ensuring they are prepared timely and are fully reflective of volume and operational requirements.
Once approved, you will manage operations in such a way to at least remain within budget parameters, whilst at the same time maximise any opportunity to drive savings on cost and explain budget / reforecast variance, where identified.
Resilient and able to work under pressure, you will have an open management style and be able to motivate the teams providing guidance and feedback to enhance performance. You will be responsible for providing clear targets to the teams throughout the warehouse in line with business objectives, overseeing productivity statistics, establish productivity tracking tools and review methods and procedures in order to maximise performance across the RSC whilst ensuring that safety is not compromised and remains the top priority. You will work closely with the Duty Managers and Supervisors to cascade information throughout the operation.
Ensuring that all daily and weekly reports are completed accurately and timely, with any subsequent actions recorded and monitored, you will present the RSC Manager with any recommendations following feedback from the Duty Managers and Warehouse Supervisors.
Keywords: Warehouse Manager | Warehouse | Supervisor | Manager | Management | Distribution | Logistics | Next | People Management | Leadership | Communication | Operations | Forecasting | Budget Control | Reporting | Performance Management
Competitive salary, applicable shift premium and bonus scheme / Contributory pension scheme / Seasonal clothing allowance / 25% discount on Next merchandise / Up to 70% discount at our staff shops / Subsidised canteen / Free Parking
You must be educated to a minimum of A-level (or equivalent), and have substantial experience of operational management in a warehouse or retail environment. A confident communicator and strong people manager, you will have experience of managing a team of 5+ people and dealing with resource management to react to changing operational situations.
Knowledge and experience of preparing budgets and forecasting would be an advantage.
Next is one of the UK’s best-known high-street retailers and most established online. Behind the scenes we are at the cutting edge of Warehousing and Logistics, employing more than 7000 people across eight distribution centres.