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Warehouse & Materials Manager

Engineering Professionals
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£1 to £9,999 per hour
11 Dec 2023
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Job Overview

The Warehouse & Materials Manager will have responsibility for the efficient and effective running of both the Chadderton distribution centre and new units in Trafford Park.

The role is predominantly based at the Chadderton site.

This is a hands-on role to manage all goods inward, inventory and materials management. The link between the sites is key with logistics and on time movements crucial to output.

You will be responsible for the line management of both warehouses, monitoring the quality and efficiency of goods transported, storage between sites, planning and managing the movement of freight internally. The role will be critical in ensuring all stock levels are correct and transactions are accurately and efficiently processed. From a Materials Management perspective you will be responsible for the flow of components from the Warehouse through production to ensure an unbroken chain allowing the manufacture of goods on-time for the customer.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Direct and monitor all operational aspects of the warehouse, working on warehouse layout on an ongoing basis.

Responsibility for the flow of material throughout each site and ensuring a continuous supply to production.

Carrying out root cause analysis for stock loss and material disruptions to production.

Ensuring compliance to health, safety, environmental & quality standard and procedures.

Ensure quarterly stock takes and daily cyclic audits are in place.

Co-ordinate and monitor the receipt of product and storage.

A high level of responsibility and ability to use initiative and work autonomously.

Leading by example to create a high performing workplace environment, with a culture of continuous improvement via the development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators.

Assists management with recruitment and training.

Monitor and plan holidays to ensure cover is provided.

Monitor sickness absence and management thereof.

Conduct team meetings to update staff on best practice, business updates and team objectives.

Conduct performance reviews with team members, setting smart objectives.

Develop working relationships with planning, production, procurement and commercial.

Effectively communicate with a wide range of employees within the business.

Use of computerised system for processing of goods received and transfer to production (Epicor).

Keep stock up to date and ensuring inventory is accurate.

Provides customer service, including interacting with customers (internal & external), answering queries, and effectively handling any customer complaints.

Key holding duties.

Quality Control.

Housekeeping and adhering to IS09001.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

Proven skills and experience of manufacturing/engineering material control and supply logistics.

Diploma or qualification in a supervisory capacity.

Five years’ supervisory role in a Warehouse, Storage, or Retail facility.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Excellent numeracy and analytical skills.


Conversant with Lean Manufacturing Methodologies and techniques.

Excellent computer skills.

FLT Licence.

Bendi Licence (preferred).

Please send your CV in the first instance or contact Steve Nixon at Ambitek Manchester.

Competitive salary on offer subject to experience.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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