Warehouse Manager

Warehouse managers are a fundamental part of the supply chain process. They monitor the storage, delivery and dispatch of goods within a warehouse environment. They oversee the stock control and processing of orders by managing warehouse staff, processes and systems. They ensure productivity targets are met and maintain computerised and administration and automated storage and retrieval systems. They ensure workplace health and safety requirements are met and take responsibility for the security of the building and stock. An important role is liaising with customers, suppliers and transport companies to monitor the quality of service they are receiving.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of ‘picking’, packing and distribution of goods
  • Fulfilling objectives and directions from organisations head office
  • Ensuring stock control systems are up to date
  • Overseeing the maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment.

With demand for this occupation likely to grow, career opportunities are diverse.

Industry facts

  • Typical employers of Warehouse Managers include: major retail and wholesale companies, manufacturing firms, haulage contractors, freight forwarders, academic institutions, central and local government departments, the health service and the armed forces.
  • This job requires both office work and supervision of activities within the warehouse.
  • The warehouse environment is becoming more advanced with the implementation of new technology to enable efficient and accurate movement of goods from place to place.

Entry Qualifications

Licence:

  • Although not a prerequisite, many managers hold forklift licences and other industry licences.

Training qualification:

  • Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations
  • Diploma of Logistics

Estimated Salary

$70,000 – $100,000 (Median $90,000)*.
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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