Warehouse Section Manager

Location North Tyneside
Discipline: Logistics
Job type: Full Time
Salary: £40000
Job ref: 003002
Published: 13 days ago

Are you the person who is passionate about being part of a fantastic Distribution Centre management team that we are looking for?


This role is a great opportunity for someone building on a career in logistics management, someone ready for a new challenge and wants to be part of a business on an exciting journey!


Please note - this is a fixed-term Maternity cover opportunity of up to 12 months


We offer a competitive salary of between £36-40k dependent on experience.



  • 25% Colleague Discount (across most areas)
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Birthday day - 1 additional day off in the month of your birthday
  • WeCare a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and more
  • 'Perks*' a great way to get discounts, exclusive deals and cashback on a range of products and leisure activities
  • Pension scheme

About the role


As Section Manager, you will be an integral part of the team and vital for its success; our warehouse has several teams working across the areas of Inbound, Outbound, eCommerce, Furniture, Support and Cross Dock. The role will look after one of those sections as their primary role and will be expected to run across several shifts working around the clock during peak trading. The role will be expected to have a degree of flexibility with shift working including shift rotation.


You will lead and motivate Team Leaders and Colleagues across your areas and the wider site, driving engagement and in turn, increasing productivity and accuracy whilst developing the team for the future. You will also act as operational lead with our buying and merchandising teams. A key focus of the role will be colleague engagement, training, productivity and throughput achievement ensuring what we send to our stores is accurate & timely, whilst ensuring SLA’s and targets are achieved, providing strong leadership, and coaching to the wider team.


Please note that this role will involve shift work which includes weekends.


About the candidate


We look for warm and welcoming people, who are adaptable, courageous, innovative and goal orientated to join us on our exciting journey.

As well as these key characteristics, this role also requires some specific skills and experience to succeed…

  • A successful track record as a manager in a fashion multi-channel warehouse (fashion is desirable but not essential)
  • Proven financial and commercial acumen having had budgetary control of a substantial logistics operation
  • Effective communication, influencing and relationship skills
  • Strong understanding of detailed application of logistics and warehouse technologies (WMS & scanning)
  • A passion for continuous improvement, ideally having exposure to working in warehousing and transport.
  • A process-driven approach
  • Ability to operate in a fast-changing environment and maintain operational disciplines during periods of significant corporate change
  • Strong people manager, builds and maintains high levels of team engagement in an operational environment
  • Holds customer service at their heart and ensures that customer service is not compromised
  • Operational knowledge of H & S

About Fenwick


Opening our first store in 1882, Fenwick is rich with heritage and history as the UK’s largest family-owned department store group. We are on an exciting journey, transforming the business to exceed the expectations of our customers, and we are always on the lookout for talent to join us.


We have 8 stores across the UK, differing in size and offering, specific to their local community. These stores are supported by our distribution centres, ensuring our fabulous product reaches our customers at the right time.