Warehouse Shift Manager

Our Client are a market leader in pharmaceutical distribution looking to recruit for a new Shift Manager in their Stoke Warehouse.

Primary Purposes of Role

  • Manage operational GDP
  • Be a key part of the management team and hit agreed KPIs
  • Demonstrate employee safety, and support the whole team to achieve excellent customer service and delivery.
  • Managing and controlling the efficient running of a shift
  • Provide guidance, support and leadership to the team


  • Control and monitor all stock movement activity, ensuring all processes are completed in line with GDP
  • Manage, lead and coach a large team of permanent and temporary staff to achieve success
  • Ability to design and develop processes that deliver into the wider business processes
  • Plan and Organise refresher training in a timely manner, with minimal operational disruption
  • Identify any training and development that is required to maximise staff potential.
  • Plan and execute full warehouse stock takes in line with Finance and Auditor requirements.
  • Present data in multiple formats
  • Support marketing campaigns both internal and external.
  • Provide operational support and costing advice with the on boarding of new customers
  • Continuously review storage solutions and strive to achieve best practice with right product, right place.
  • Oversee the warehouse design layout and implement any changes to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Manage payroll for staff, and plan labour requirements in conjunction with holidays
  • Follow appropriate procedure/s when dealing with misconduct, grievances, work place incidents, Return to work etc
  • Manage a budget stream and deliver activities within cost.
  • Identify key members of the team for development, by matching people and opportunities to promote succession planning

Candidate Requirements

  • Natural leader
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel for analysis and report building
  • Great People Manager
  • Ability to Manage and diffuse conflict
  • Inspire people towards positive achievement of common goals.
  • Develop great relationships, fosters collaboration with other functions & departments, at all levels.
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback

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