Company Description :
J. Barbour & Sons Ltd founded in 1894 is a British lifestyle brand, home to the iconic Wax jacket. We design, manufacture and market stylish functional clothing and footwear for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside.
We are the proud holder of three Royal warrants, most recently we have celebrated our 125 years and remain true to our core values as a fifth-generation family business.
Barbour is sold in over 40 countries worldwide, including Europe, the US and Japan but we have our headquarters and roots firmly located in the North East of England.
Position Overview :
We are looking for an experienced Warehouse Supervisor to join our Warehouse in South Shields on a permanent basis. As part of the management team, you will be responsible for the smooth running of your shift, ensuring this is achieved in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, whilst delivering world class service.
You will manage and control shift activities from Goods In through to Despatch with a high degree of accuracy. A key aspect of this role is getting the best from the Warehouse Operatives on your shift, ensuring they are motivated, trained and carrying out their role to a high standard.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Plan and co-ordinate the incoming goods, storage, and despatch of orders in a timely and efficient manner.
Achieve team objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as determined by the Shift Manager.
Provide World Class Service to all customers through the despatching of goods.
Determine staffing levels and assign workload.
Deploy staff to other departments within the warehouse so priorities are met.
Communicate clear precise instructions and job expectations to all warehouse operatives on shift.
Monitor sickness and absence levels on a daily / weekly basis, ensuring all Return-to-Work paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
Document all stock movements on a shift basis, through conventional paperwork and in-house database system / mobility.
Ensure all members of the team are multi-skilled within the Warehouse.
Where required carry out investigations and deal with conduct / disciplinary issues.
Undertake performance appraisals and proactively deal with performance.
Partake in the recruitment process for Warehouse Operatives joining the business.
Monitor the performance of new starters during the 3-month probationary period.
Provide a thorough handover at the end of the shift to assist in the smooth running of the next shift.
Ensure Health & Safety Policies are adhered too, creating a safe working environment.
Make Sure Warehouse Hygiene tasks are completed by the end of shift.
Ensure FLT / PPT checklists have been completed whilst on shift.
Adhere to relevant Safe Working Practices.
Reporting of shift progress to Shift Manager and Warehouse Manager.
Skills and Experience :
Experience of working as a Warehouse Supervisor ideally within a Warehouse dealing with clothing.
Sound knowledge of warehouse systems & procedures.
Strong proven people manager with the ability to motivate / engage / communicate with staff and tackle staff performance issues.
Experience of using technology handheld scanners etc.
Sound knowledge of IT software packages (Windows & In-house data bases )
Flexibility and co-operation in relation to overtime working and assisting other departments when deemed necessary.
Experience of work scheduling / planning.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Healthcare cash plan
25 days holiday as standard increasing with length of service plus bank holidays.
Free onsite parking
Access to training and development activities to support your career development.
Note : In the event that a sufficient volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date.
Please apply as soon as possible if interested.
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