Warehouse Manager



OFO No: 132404 




Other names for Warehouse Manager:

  • Coolstore / Packhouse / Stockroom / Storeroom Manager
  • Storage and Warehousing Manager

What is a Warehouse Manager? 

The main job of a Warehouse Manager is to manage the staff of a warehouse or storage facility. 

Warehouses are usually very busy places to work at. Goods are coming and going all the time. Some warehouses are open and working 24-7.

The Warehouse Manager makes sure that everyone is doing their work so the ‘flow’ of goods (in and out) is on time.

Sometimes, the Warehouse Manager has to perform the duties of an HR Manager.

What does a Warehouse Manager do?

  • manages transport and distribution channels
  • manages staff
  • controls inventory
  • plans storage
  • is in charge of resource planning
  • is in charge of financial planning
  • is in charge of strategic management
  • controls quality management
  • imports and exports management

Are you . . . ?

  • good at mathematics?
  • organised and a good organiser?
  • a logical thinker?
  • able to deal with pressure?
  • good with people?
  • a motivator?
  • observant?

How do I become a Warehouse Manager?

TETA suggest you do a Diploma in Warehouse Management and / or Logistics Management.

Here are a few options. There are many more.


Offers a National Diploma in Inventory & Stores Management



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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Logistics Manager … or … Event Manager

Is becoming a Warehouse Manager right career choice for me?