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Warehouse Team Manager

Location:  Wakefield
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  1869
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  05/11/2021
Date:  08-Oct-2021

Are you a Warehouse Team Manager at the top of your game and looking for a new challenge?


We are dedicated to the investment in our search for the right people to support us to achieve our vision of being Britain's best food business. 


As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies’ to work for.


Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe


Working with our warehouse and distribution teams at our Tuscany site you’ll be an important part of our work family. Ensuring our quality products are ready to be delivered to our customers on time and in full, with your eye always on quality. 


In this role you will be managing and developing a team of warehouse operatives, ensuring that all internal and external customer requirements are met accurately, on time, and in a safe and legal manner. It’s a fast-paced environment that will keep you on your toes!


You’ll be a strong people manager keeping your team one step ahead with their development and input into their personal development plans. To juggle all this job brings you’ll be able to be flexible and highly-organised, making things happen when the need arises. 


To keep any warehouse moving you’ll need to be an excellent planner and keep an eye on KPI’s and performance standards. 


The warehouse team manager will be willing to work a fixed night shift pattern.  


The closing date for applications will be Friday 5th of November 2021 but this date can be brought forward so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Key Accountabilities and Measures


  • To manage a team of Warehouse Team Members and Primary Drivers to ensure that all orders are fulfilled on time and in full with a continuous drive for improvement in Customer Service
  • To ensure all colleagues and contractors comply with Health, Safety and Environment, Quality and Food Safety legislation, policies and standards. Initiating required action so that the department continues to drive and develop the Health, Safety and Environment Culture
  • Maintain compliance to transport operator’s and driver regulations (and Warburtons Distribution Manual) ensuring continued legal transport operation
  • Manages a team Warehouse Team Members and Primary Drivers, taking responsibility for all people management activities throughout the employee lifecycle of their team in order to drive improved performance building a positive and motivated team where everyone is engaged.

Essential Ingredients


  • Previous experience of operating at a management level within a distribution company (desirable)
  • Previous experience in managing teams, coaching and mentoring
  • Tachograph and WTD regulations
  • Good working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment 
  • Excellent communication skills, articulate and able to develop effective, long-term relationships with key stakeholders / peers
  • Ability to influence using a range of styles to suit the situation
  • Analytical and organised in approach with good problem-solving skills

Extra Dough


At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.


  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions of 7%
  • Life assurance
  • Products you'll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!


We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.