Warehouse Manager

Rexel UK has a great career opportunity for a Warehouse Manager to join us in our Sidcup branch We require a highly customer focused individual, who will take responsibility for staff planning, retention and training, health & safety, delivering high levels of customer centricity, contributing to the implementation of operational strategy in line with business objectives, site security, stock integrity and meeting company KPI's & customer SLA's within Maidstone.

The Role:

As a Warehouse Manager for Rexel, your main responsibilities will be to:


  • You will work with key stakeholders and internal supply chain management to support and implement continuous improvement and sustained changes to maximise efficiency and development of processes.
  • Plan and execute the day to day operational activities ensuring that Service Log, Transport and administration areas are managed effectively.
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal customers and third parties to ensure high levels in customer centricity and delivery of service.
  • Motivate and develop staff to achieve objectives and comply with Company policies and procedures, addressing any shortfalls in performance.
  • Control and monitor costs within area of responsibility e.g. overtime, absence and transport carrier costs.
  • Utilise RF and HHT (Hand Held Terminal) capabilities within the system to improve stock placement, accuracy and throughput efficiency.
  • Ensure shift KPIs are met, including management of, and weekly/monthly reports are completed in a timely manner.
  • Practice and use lean principles to improve processes and remove non value added wastes.
  • To facilitate effective communication, across the shift through regular feedback and ensuring team briefs are conducted which ensure all colleagues are informed of site changes and have up to date business information.
  • Ensure site security measures are enforced with staff and housekeeping standards, are met and maintained in line with Health & Safety and Quality Standards, taking prompt and appropriate action if any issues are identified.

The Person:

To be a successful Warehouse Manager at Rexel, you will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, environmental and/or quality standard within a distribution environment.
  • Transport understanding with regards to legal requirements
  • Demonstrable experience of running warehouse operations, and managing staff with ability to sustain, motivate and develop.
  • Able to multi task and achieve deadlines.
  • Previous experience of inventory control.
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management System (WMS) function (M3 advantageous)
  • Awareness and/or skills in lean techniques; practicable improvements to workflow, work processes and efficiencies
  • Effective communicator with a good standard of English (spoken + written) and numeracy.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to analyse data and deliver a high degree of accuracy

The Warehouse Manager role is a FULL TIME permanent position MONDAY – FRIDAY and we offer a pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.


Rexel are an equal opportunities employer

Rexel is a global industrial distributor serving the Electrical, PPE and MRO sectors with over 30,000 employees and operations in over 37 Countries. In the UK Rexel has over 2,000 staff working from 250+ branches.
We value people who have a sense of urgency and excitement, who demonstrate candour, insight and creativity, and thrive in an environment of change and challenge. We value people who take the company personally - being a part of Rexel UK means being part of the most exciting customer focused electrical wholesaler, a place where employees want to build their futures. Rexel is an equal opportunities employer.
Rexel UK Ltd. believes that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, Rexel UK Ltd. will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work in the UK.