Head of Warehouse Operations

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c€100,000 plus generous package
09 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
English, French, Spanish

About the Role

Role Purpose:

  • Managing three warehouses across Europe, in compliance with the company’s policies and vision
  • Overseeing a zero tolerance, best in class Health & Safety environment
  • Leading, managing and organising the teams, making best use of the relevant Site Managers, ensuring the warehouses are operating with optimal levels of efficiency
  • Seeking continuous improvement for the performance of the warehouses, ensuring that the operations support the company’s customer and service led approach

Key Accountabilities:

  • Strategically manage warehouses in compliance with company policies and vision
  • Oversee receiving, warehousing, distribution and maintenance operations
  • Oversee the optimal layout and operating models across all sites make the best use of all space
  • Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all local warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements
  • Maintain exceptionally high standards of health and safety, hygiene and security
  • Manage stock control and all inventory related matters
  • Prepare annual budgets for each warehouse and manage costs on a continual basis
  • Liaise directly with clients, suppliers and logistics partners as appropriate
  • Oversee all activity related to recruitment, training, motivating and retention of staff
  • Monitor and report on the quality of service provided, taking remedial action to address any shortcomings in procedural, operational or service related matters

Candidate Profile


  • Proven success managing a similar ecommerce focused, multi-site operation in Europe
  • Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
  • Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of warehousing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Hands on experience with warehouse management software and databases
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, with French and Spanish language skills being a key advantage

Leadership Skills:

  • Excellent planning, analytical, and organisational skills
  • First class leadership skills, with the ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and effectively manage change
  • The ability to engage and motivate a diverse team in a time-constrained environment
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to deliver direction and motivation in an effective manner at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure, maintaining accuracy, whilst keeping to deadlines
  • Ability to influence effectively and build constructive working relationships


This role will suit an experienced and professional operations leader with strong people management and relationship-building skills who is interested in taking a key role in a business on the cusp of significant growth and transformation.

You will sit at the heart of the European business, ensuring the smooth and safe running of the three warehouses around the continent. Additional warehouses will be established as the business intends to grow rapidly.

This is an exciting opportunity and ideal for someone keen to make a real difference to the future success of the business. You will play a crucial role in the wider business and cultural transformation that has already gained significant momentum over the last 18 months.

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