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James Latham Gateshead - Warehouse Supervisor


James Latham, a family-based business since 1757 and the leading Timber and Panel product distributor, are currently looking for a professional Operations Supervisor and at our Gateshead depot. The role is a hands on, mainly warehouse based, position.

This depot was recently re-developed, and we are looking to extend our working hours requiring an extra shift until 10pm.

We are therefore looking for a forward-thinking individual able to adapt to the increasing service level demands of our expanding customer base. They would need to be versatile and flexible but after initial induction and training (May-August 8am-5pm) the role will form the late shift 2pm until 10pm.

The individual would ideally have previous operational experience in a fast-paced changing environment. We are looking for a good communicator with excellent organisational and administrative skills.

Health and Safety/Warehouse and or ISO qualifications and the ability to operate Combi/Reach truck would be desirable but not essential.

Responsibilities of the role would include the following areas:

  • Picking and loading of customer orders onto vehicles.

  • Stock replenishment of warehouse.

  • Management and training of other shift members.

  • To observe and ensure health and safety obligations and responsibilities under the company’s policy, to report and investigate accidents (inc insurance claims) and near misses.

  • To first line manage warehouse HR issues and record/manage holiday & sickness.

  • Arrange compliance with maintenance regimes, repairs and any ‘cosmetic’ plant.

  • To observe and ensure depot environmental (ISO 14001) objectives and continue to improve warehouse efficiencies.

  • PC literate with ability to use Word, Excel and transport routing software.

The successful candidate would report directly to the Site Director and Operations Manager.

We will offer a competitive remuneration package, along with benefits and attractive bonus scheme to the right candidate.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we look forward to receiving your application.

CV’s should be sent in confidence to:

Email: [email protected]

Closing date 21st May 2021

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