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Warehouse Duty Manager (night shift), Colchester

We are looking for a Warehouse Duty Manager to join our team based at our Distribution centre in Frating, Essex on a permanent basis. This position will cover the night shift, from 10pm to 6am on Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sun weekly).


As Warehouse Duty Manager, you will be a role model for ensuring that everyone is striving to deliver the day to day operations of the warehouse site. This primarily means the picking, packing, despatching and receiving of Penguin Random House stock, and will be achieved by supporting, coaching and motivating the on-site team through effective, clear and consistent leadership.


You will deliver excellent results by driving performance to achieve targets, developing trust with your teams and creating a learning culture where colleagues feel empowered and supported. You’ll have responsibility for succession planning, staff development, performance management and continuous improvement of processes and tasks.


As this is a key leadership role, you will be expected to be on hand to manage any ad hoc issues and requirements of the business that occur outside of the core hours of 6am-2pm, Monday to Friday.


Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Planning and prioritising daily and weekly tasks, activities and processes, distributing workload and ensuring that all employees have sufficient tools and resources in order to meet daily team targets and requirements


  • Responsibility for the overall management of the people within the warehouse operation, monitoring team trends, supporting and coaching first line managers and motivating employees by being consistent, devolving responsibility and developing trust


  • Responsibility for the day to day running of the Frating site, reporting to the Warehouse Operations Manager


  • Ensuring that all site health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to in order to maintain a safe working environment for all staff


  • Delivering excellent results through effective leadership of a team of Warehouse Team Leaders


To be successful in this position you will have excellent communication skills and will be able to remain calm and focused under pressure. Your natural, self-driven leadership skills will give you the ability to increase team effectiveness and your focus on customer satisfaction and quality service delivery will be key.


It is essential that you have previous experience of working within a busy distribution warehouse/logistics environment and that you have a strong understanding of general Bulk Storage, Returns and Supply Chain processes, techniques and systems.


You’ll be PC literate, have strong numerical skills and will ideally have an IOSH Managing Safely certificate. A NEBOSH certification is desirable but not essential.


If you’d like to apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Thursday 30th September 2021.


Salary: £24,405 - £36,607 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role plus bonus and benefits.

What you can expect from us

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business 


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.


As a Disability Confidence Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.

We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.



Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: Essex 

City: Colchester 

Postal Code: CO7 7DW 

Job ID: 165325

Date:  10-Sep-2021

Colchester, ESS, GB, CO7 7DW

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