Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Warehouse Operation Manager


Business and Economics Department

Warehouse Operation Manager

Job Description:    

Directs the efficient and cost effective operation of commercial or industrial distribution center(s) or warehousing facilities. Manages inbound activities related to the receipt and storage of goods, inventory management, and claims. Oversees outbound activities related to order filing, stock replenishment, and shipping. Responsible for budgeting, customer service, facility and equipment operation. Administers overall inventory management, productivity, accuracy, and loss prevention programs to ensure customer requirements are met.

Related Positions:       

Director of Logistics, Distribution Supervisor, Distribution Center Manager, Warehouse Manager, Warehouse and Delivery Manager, Distribution Center Manager, Warehouse Operations.

Key Duties:

  • Coordinates inbound and/or outbound activities.
  • Implements safety, security, housekeeping, and sanitation programs.
  • Responsible for accurate inventory and productivity levels.
  • Hires, supervises, schedules, and trains personnel.

Skills:          

Broad knowledge of material handling, warehouse operations/distribution/ transportation systems required; knowledge of OSHA safety rules required; skills with an emphasis on communication (training, team building, negotiation skills, interdepartmental interaction), leadership and supervision (motivation, directing) and management (planning, budgeting, projecting revenues, analyzing accounts); computer proficiency.

Salaries:        

Outbound Operations Manager             Range: $33,200-50,100           Midpoint: $42,300

Inbound Operations Manager               Range: $35,100-53,400           Midpoint: $44,300

Warehouse Manager                            Range: $38,900-58,900           Midpoint: $48,700

Career Path:            

Work as a Distribution Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Logistics Specialist can lead to this area. Success may lead to opportunities in: Logistics Management, Facility Management, or Transportation Director.

Quotes:

"If you're willing to roll up your sleeves and do the job of somebody on vacation people will respect you."

"You have to be able to communicate ideas clearly to deal with a diverse workforce. To be successful, be open to employee suggestions, listen!""You need to be aggressive, have common sense, and be practical in this job. Get hands-on experience and specific training."


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