Warehouse Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a dynamic and rapidly growing consumer goods distributor, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to the customers. They seek a strategic and skilled Warehouse Manager to optimize warehouse operations, streamline order and fulfillment processes, and manage inventory.

The ideal candidate will implement a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and ensure efficient goods flow. Responsibilities include restructuring and managing day-to-day operations at their Dubai distribution center and a smaller Abu Dhabi warehouse. This role requires strategic thinking, hands-on FMCG distribution experience, strong leadership, and a proven track record in improving operational efficiency and warehouse processes.

Key Responsibilities:

Warehouse Management:

* Restructure and optimize order management and fulfillment processes.
* Oversee warehouse operations for accurate and timely receipt, storage, and dispatch of goods.
* Implement best practices for inventory control, space utilization, returns management, and order fulfillment.
* Lead initiatives to improve warehouse efficiency, reduce errors, and boost productivity.
* Introduce a Warehouse Management System (WMS) in collaboration with IT.
* Enhance performance targets and KPIs such as SL, OTIF, Fill Rate, Inventory Turn, Storage Utilization, and Warehouse Productivity.

Deliveries/Logistics Management:

* Develop and implement strategies for efficient transportation and distribution.
* Coordinate with third-party logistics partners for on-time delivery and cost-effective solutions.
* Monitor transportation costs, identify savings, and negotiate carrier contracts.
* Organize and track delivery drivers to ensure optimal deliveries to B2B and B2C customers.

Team Leadership:

* Lead and train a team of 47 warehouse and logistics professionals, fostering collaboration and continuous improvement.
* Ensure the team meets performance targets and KPIs like SL, OTIF, Fill Rate, OOS, and Inventory Turn.

Warehouse Budget:

* Plan and manage the warehouse budget, ensuring cost-effective resource use.
* Monitor budget performance, investigate variances, and take corrective actions as needed.

Continuous Improvement and Optimization:

* Identify and implement process improvements to enhance operational efficiency.
* Maintain quality control measures for accuracy and compliance with industry standards.
* Stay updated on trends in operations and identify opportunities for innovation.

Requirements:
Qualifications and Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or related field (Master's degree is a plus).
* 10 years of experience in warehouse operations for an FMCG business, with 5 years in management.
* Experience in warehouse process improvements, restructuring, and WMS implementation.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for data-driven decision-making.
* Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
* Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in operations and supply chain management.
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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