If your warehouse doesn’t currently have a manager, it’s time to hire one. Having an experienced professional in this role can take your productivity to the next level because every team needs a dedicated leader.
Choosing the right person for this job is crucial, as the perfect mix of experience and people skills are needed to be effective. Here’s a look at four key attributes to seek in a candidate.
Managing a warehouse is hard work, so you need someone who knows what they’re doing. You want someone with experience in this role, but more doesn’t always mean better. It’s much wiser to choose a candidate with a few years of experience working with the type of equipment and procedures that power your warehouse, than someone with 20 years in the position, who doesn’t have the relevant experience needed to understand your company.
As with all businesses, things don’t always go as planned in a warehouse. When issues arise, you need a leader who will quickly step in and fix the problem before it takes a catastrophic turn. This involves the ability to make decisions quickly, think creatively, and communicate effectively — among other skills.
A warehouse manager is a high profile position in charge of an entire team. Therefore, you need a professional who can engage and inspire a diverse group of people. They must be someone workers trust and respect, who can keep them focused and fulfilled. The person at the helm of your team can either make or break it, so choosing wisely is a must.
You need a warehouse manager who can run your business now and prepare it for the future. Choose someone truly passionate about the job because they want to be part of your success. They’ll take pride in researching technologies that will give your warehouse a competitive edge and constantly look for ways to make processes and procedures more efficient.
Searching for a warehouse manager who can make a serious impact? Malone Workforce Solutions is here to help you find the right fit. Get in touch today to discuss a partnership!