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  • Warehouse Supervisor

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 14:00 - 22:00, Monday to Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 11-Mar-2019
  • Job reference: 20651

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.


The role we're recruiting for:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills who has the ability to lead. You’ll hold a hands on role in the supervision of the Warehouse Team whilst ensuring the highest quality of service to our customers at all times.


Your principal accountabilities are to:

  • Achieve daily targets set across designated section. Assist in the planning and control weekly labour requirements for assigned sections ensuring sufficient capability to meet fluctuating workload

  • Act as an ambassador for the entire operation, ensuring all warehouse operatives are adhering to all health & safety procedures and maximising their potential while within their duties set for the day

  • Liaise with other Section Supervisors to ensure operational targets are identified

  • Develop a highly motivated team of future Section Supervisors by encouraging open communication, holding regular briefing sessions and one to one feedback sessions

  • Ensure all Health and Safety Legal requirements are met and adhered to.

  • Ensure all section leaders are notified of  failure of an employee to reach required standards or KPI targets

  • Liaise with other section leaders to ensure continued efficiency and better service levels as appropriate

  • Actively support and communicate issues relating to operational performance


What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for previous experience of working in a similar role within a warehouse/distribution centre operation, ideally with MHE competency certification although training can be provided

  • A customer focused attitude

  • confidence, enthusiasm

  • exceptional communication skills

  • ability to manage, influence and motivate others to achieve targets are also key attributes


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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