Warehouse Manager

Job Posted: 12th January 2022

Job Title:         Warehouse Manager, Scottish Leather Group

Reports to:      Manufacturing, Scottish Leather Group

Location:         Bridge of Weir, Scotland

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Role Purpose

The Warehouse Manager is the main point of contact for the SLG supply chain process. 

Working within LCD operations the Warehouse Manager is essentially responsible for organising the safe and efficient receipt, storage, distribution of internally required materials, and dispatch of finished products/materials. Ensuring that both the footprint and labour associated with the operation is maximised.

You will be experienced in warehousing, managing warehouse employees, processes, and a warehouse management system. You will oversee maintaining safety standards to ensure that products are received, dispatched, and delivered safely and efficiently. You will be a leader who works closely with your warehouse employees to meet the organisations goals and objectives. Most importantly, you will be responsible for the health and safety of both your direct employees and anyone else who may enter your facility.

You will have previous, extensive experience working within a warehouse and an absolute understanding of the basic operations of a best-in-class (automotive standard) warehouse. You will need to have been technically trained in fundamental warehouse operations, processes, and procedures (such as a lift truck certificate of basic training).

Key Accountabilities

  • Managing the warehouse in line with the company standards
  • Complying with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Initiate, coordinate, and enforce optimal operational policies/procedures
  • Safeguards warehouse operations by complying with essential security procedures/protocols
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene, and security
  • Overseeing the operation of, incoming, internal distribution and dispatch of all materials and products
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of all material movements, incoming, internal, and outgoing
  • Adept in the use of scanners and bar code readers to deploy them efficiently/effectively
  • Using the warehouse space to achieve maximum performance
  • Adhere to all warehousing, handling, and shipping legislation, laws, and requirements
  • Ownership of stock control and warehouse organisation
  • Maintain the integrity of all stock locations in terms of part/material and quantity
  • Regularly update the data storage system
  • Liaise with all key stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Produce a monthly report with statistics (in/out status report, dead stock report, stock turns etc.)
  • Recruit, select, orient, coach and motivate employees
  • Assign employee role/responsibility and annual goals

Experience Desired

  • Warehouse management/supervision experience essential (minimum 3 years)
  • ONC/HNC qualified in an industrial or mechanical discipline
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at various levels of a business
  • Proficient user of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and analysis tools including the simulation software (Simul8)
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement strategies (e.g. Lean Manufacturing, 6-sigma, TPM etc.)
  • Can manage projects with multiple cross-functional interfaces, have good written and oral communication skills, and be capable of working on own initiative
  • Having a working knowledge of IATF16949 or equivalent
  • Having a working knowledge of AS9100

Key Competencies Required


  • Respond positively to feedback and be open to incorporating these into your way of working
  • Meet and surpass goals, taking calculated risks for measured gains, treating every experience as an opportunity to learn something new
  • Believe in yourself, maintain confidence in difficult circumstances, and when necessary, ask others for help and advice
  • Be self-aware and undertake regular self-development aligned to your role/future roles
  • Be an exemplary role model and take the lead in promoting and living by our values
  • Establish norms of behaviour for the team and take appropriate actions if they are not adhered to

Attention to Detail

  • Consistently provide accurate, complete, and quality work and information
  • Demonstrate brilliant execution by delivering work on time, being thorough, and applying high standards to everything you do
  • Understand what makes our business successful and be conscious of internal and external developments
  • Assess risks and take the necessary actions to mitigate these risks including the social behaviours necessary to ensure all relevant people are involved


  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and show commitment to outstanding teamwork, work effectively and cooperate with team members
  • Be aware of others’ feelings and understand situations from other people’s points of view
  • Develop, empower, and motivate teams and individuals, as well as driving employee engagement
  • Proactively listen to, consider, and embrace diverse ideas and styles, and be open about problems and disagreements


  • Achieve results by prioritising workload, effective time management, and showing efficiency with resources available
  • Be willing to make decisions and be goal oriented in discussions
  • Organise meetings and project reviews on time
  • Set observable standards of quality, control and supervise the progress of projects and quality of results
  • Monitor plans and makes changes when targets go off track
  • Show energy and determination to drive action through to completion


  • Respond positively to change and look for new ways of working that improve efficiency
  • Show interest in learning new approaches
  • Ability to change gears or adjust expected tasks when circumstances demand


  • Be sensitive to the realities of organisational politics and structure
  • Choose appropriate means of communication (i.e. phone, face-to-face) according to purpose, make worthwhile connections with people
  • Support effective and efficient discussions in the team by moderating and using appropriate visual aids to support items to be discussed, important facts, and results
  • Use effective influencing strategies/tactics to create a specific outcome that suits the goals of the business
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise, consistent, and relevant information (verbal and written) to meet the needs of the audience
  • Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Translate strategy, creating a positive vision that inspires while managing change

Problem Solving

  • Act on own initiative without being prompted
  • Understand cause and effect chains and relationships, analyse and break down events/issues into parts to evaluate a problem
  • Demonstrate drive to make a positive difference to business performance
  • Have a positive outlook, channel your energy into finding opportunities and solutions, even in times of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Apply natural curiosity in surrounding to seek valid information beyond the obvious to solve and eliminate root causes of problems/ issues
  • Spot and match patterns, assembling many pieces into a coherent whole
  • Create new ways to look at things and suggest new ideas/improvements

Customer Service

  • Focus on customer (internal and external) needs and satisfaction
  • Be aware of processes to manage/engage stakeholders and ensure effective communication that will help to deal efficiently and effectively with situations as they arise
  • Maintain and enhance effective cross-functional business partnerships through demonstrated integrity

Key Relationships

  • Engineering Managers and Supervisors
  • Operational Managers
  • Leather Technical Teams

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to careers@scottishleathergroup.com

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