Job descriptionWho you are At IKEA, it is so much more than a job. We have an opportunity for a Warehouse Manager at our Southampton store on a full-time, permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with demonstrable long-term leadership experience in a warehouse or logistics setting. You will be joining a great team enthusiastic about life at home! Scheduled closing date for applications: 03 September 2023. WHAT WE OFFER Starting salary from £34'200 per annum.Ordinary shift times will be from 06:00am until 14:30pm, but flexibility is required to meet business needs outside of these times.39-hour contract working 5 days over 7, which includes one in two weekends.Flexibility on availability to be discussed during interviews. Due to Health & Safety regulations, applicants must be over the age of 18. WORKING WITH US HAS ITS REWARDS Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day, and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family's everyday needs. Affordable breakfast, lunch, and dinner options (including free healthy meals), as well as snacks and desserts in our staff restaurant.15% staff discount on all our IKEA products and access to our Discounts Portal to help you save £100s on high street retailers.Free on-site co-worker parking at our IKEA store.We provide you with our lovely IKEA uniform and all the tools you need to work with us.Holiday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as an end of year present.A wide range of family-friendly policies and benefits, including generous annual leave.Commitment to your development at IKEA starting from day one.Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal.Life Assurance and enhanced statutory pension contributions, and interest free loans. WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE You will bring with you at least five years of experience in Logistics, with previous experience leading teams within a Warehouse / Logistics environment. You will be leading a team of up to 42 co-workers, so you have demonstrable leadership experience, and a passion for coaching and supporting your team. As a confident communicator, you have experience in managing the people process side of a leadership role, ensuring responsibilities are delegated and open and honest feedback is provided to support your team. You are able to set expectations for others and provide clear direction when setting and implementing action plans and following up on goals. Whilst this is a warehouse-based role, you will have experience leading in a changing environment with a commercial focus, balancing efficiency, inspiration and profitability. WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY Lead the warehouse goods flow team and work with the wider Logistics and Store Commercial Team to secure the highest goods availability for customers at all times.Ensure that your team works in compliance with the IKEA Code of Conduct, internal IKEA regulations and local legislation relating to health, safety and security and the environment. Responsible for ensuring all customer online orders are fulfilled by your team in line with agreed department key performance indicators.Live the IKEA values and nurture a strong and thriving IKEA culture that inspires colleagues to reach extraordinary achievements in the store and especially in the goods flow team.You will work at a strategic and operational level within our warehouse to ensure we have the right products at the right time for our many customers. WE CARE FOR THE PEOPLE It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents. RECRUITMENT PROCESS INFORMATION If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible. First step: Please attach an updated CV and an updated Cover Letter with your application so we can get to know you better. We kindly ask that you include a Cover Letter when applying for this role. Second step: If successful, you will be invited to an interview with one of our hiring managers. Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many. IKEA reserves the right to close a job vacancy earlier than originally advertised. For any advice or support, email Ari at ari[email protected] and I will be happy to help!
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