How to write a Warehouse Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Warehouse Manager do?

Warehouse Managers oversee the operations of a warehouse, including all shipping and receiving. Warehouse Managers have buying responsibilities and make sure that the needed products are stocked in a timely manner. As a supervisor, Warehouse Managers schedule and oversee other warehouse workers. Warehouse Managers process invoices and shipping orders, while also maintaining warehouse inventory.

Warehouse Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Warehouse Manager job titles

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Team Leader
  • Night Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Manager (Part-Time)
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Warehouse Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Warehouse Manager job summary

We are North America’s leading distributor of industrial and shipping supplies, and our business is growing. We are currently looking to fill the position of Warehouse Manager to handle daily operations of the warehouse, including freight, shipping and receiving, returns and transfers. The successful applicant will maintain high levels of accuracy in day-to-day operations, lead and develop the warehouse team and provide impeccable customer service to our clients. If you have the knowledge and expertise in the distribution, shipping and logistics industry, we invite you to apply today.

Warehouse Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Warehouse Manager responsibilities

  • Control and manage inventory
  • Supervise warehouse employees and oversee daily operations
  • Perform general maintenance of machinery used in the warehouse
  • Inspect condition of tools and equipment
  • Enforce all company rules and regulations
  • Ensure a high degree of detail and focus on every job
  • Communicate with drivers to ensure efficient delivery of products
  • Manage customer service requests promptly and resolve issues quickly

Warehouse Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Warehouse Manager skills

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 2+ years’ experience in a warehouse supervisory role
  • Proven knowledge of warehouse policies and procedures
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work with all levels of staff

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