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Warehouse Manager

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 161143
Job Function: Logistics
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Regular Employment
Job Level: Management

Office Location: Huntsville, AL (HSV)

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Warehouse Manager to lead the warehouse department in all operational disciplines and ensure operational excellence, high productivity and customer satisfactionprocess shipments in a safe and accurate manner, ensuring operational excellence, high productivity and customer satisfaction.


* Timely reporting and compliance with deadlines

* Assure the security and safety of the personnel and freight

* Adhere to corporate policies and procedures related to warehousing, as well as safety and handling of hazardous materials

* Ensure proper training and education of the department staff, including hazardous material, and procure cross-training

* Ensure proper maintenance of equipment / machinery

* Plan through and monitor positioning of freight

* Monitor workload and adjust, if necessary

* Coordinate and prioritize workflow for movement of freight in coordination with operation managers and other branches, if applicable (Gateway function)

* Evaluate staff performance on a continuous basis and annually through the PEAR process

* Interview new staff members and recommend candidates for hire to the BU Manager

* Monitor cost budget compliance and advise management of any deviation

* Hold regular, at least once per month, meetings with the department staff

* Ensure proper maintenance of the filing system

* Monitor vendors’ compliance with service standards and requirements as per contract

* Perform daily warehouse floor check

* Ensure proper control and reporting of bonded facilities (where applicable)

* Perform regular inventory checks in accordance with corporate guidelines and policies

* Other duties as assigned.

Skills /

Functional requirements

* Operational know-how

* Thorough knowledge and understanding of warehouse environment

* Comprehensive understanding of PA (strategy and products)

* Advanced competency in all aspects of business administration

Management Skills

* People Management and Leadership, i.e. Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development, Coaching, Performance Management

* Strategic Planning Skills

* Organizational Skills (prioritize, plan, assign and control)

* Decision-making capabilities

Personality Traits

* Customer focused

* Analytical skills

* Able to work in a diverse environment and culture

* Network and relationship building both with external and internal Customers Communication and interpersonal skills

Work experience

* Industry experience: minimum 5 years

* Management experience: minimum 2 years

* Language skills: fluent in English, second language a plus (where applicable)

Specifics for Job / Environment

* This position requires working a flexible shift, including evenings and weekends

* This position may require overtime

* This position will require working on holidays