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Warehouse Manager

Manage a team of staff in a warehouse and coordinate the storage and distribution of goods.

What's it like to be a Warehouse Manager?

Warehouse Managers plan and coordinate an organisation’s storage operations. They coordinate incoming and outgoing deliveries of stock, reconcile orders in databases and manage teams of warehouse staff.

Warehouse Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Receiving and dispatching goods including loading and unloading shipping containers.
  • Reconciling incoming and outgoing stock with requisitions and updating inventory and stock location records.
  • Examining incoming and outgoing stock to ensure proper fulfilment.
  • Liaising with staff, senior managers and suppliers.
  • Establishing and managing ongoing processes for receiving, handling and storing goods.
  • Ensuring Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies are followed and creating a safety–conscious workplace culture.
  • Performing new team member training and inductions.
  • Supervising warehouse environment.
  • Operating forklifts and other machinery to pick and store stock when necessary.
  • Preparing delivery schedules.
  • Planning and coordinating stocktakes.
  • Printing labels detailing storage and despatch information.
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Warehouse Managers are detail–focussed and enjoy prioritising work schedules and performing a mixture of practical and administrative work. They are employed in warehouses and depots for organisations in the transport, wholesale and retail trade, postal and manufacturing industries.

What can I earn as a Warehouse Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Warehouse Manager is between $65k and $75k

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How to become a Warehouse Manager


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Formal qualifications are not essential to become a Warehouse Manager, but a relevant qualification will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to get started. A current driver’s licence and forklift licence are usually required. Additional certifications for the completion of certain high–risk tasks may also be required.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification such as the Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations (TLI41816).
  2. Hold a current driver’s licence.
  3. Get your Forklift Licence. This is attained by completing a short course from a registered training organisation (RTO).
  4. You may need to complete additional High–risk work licences. High–risk work licences can be attained through an RTO and cover tasks such as working in high places.

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How do Warehouse Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 23 Warehouse Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.4
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.4
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
3.8

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Aug 2019
Warehouse Management is very rewarding for anyone who is a problem solver not finder. You will always see the real potential of your team in times where things go wrong rather than when they go to plan. This is a true indication of the a great team member that can go above and beyond with your guidance to achieve
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Management
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Warehouse Management
The good things
Having the ability to train and develop a synchronized team to achieve maximum productivity with minimal output.
The challenges
Having all intra company departments share the same vision to gain results can be challenging at times as everybody has certain individuals look for the easy way out to resolve challenges at times.
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Aug 2019
Warehousing is a challenging job yet it’s so rewarding making the system runs smoothly.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science and Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
After sales
The good things
Being a warehouse Manager is very challenging, so if you are into challenges in life meeting people in different aspects and status. (drivers, pickers, etc.) This is the right job for you. In this dep...
The challenges
One of the most challenging part in managing a warehouse in my part as a manager managing people in different races since I am an expat. You also need to do simultaneous stock counts and making sure...
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Working hours for Warehouse Managers

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What are the job opportunities for Warehouse Managers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
0.1%
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