Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Warehouse Team Leader

Warehouse Team Leader
Location: Newcastle
Package: Basic Salary £27,050 plusShift Allowance, bonus
& other excellent PLC company benefits  
Hours: 45 across Monday-Friday Only
Sector: Packaging distribution
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Warehouse Team Leader to join our team based in Newcastle. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a leading distributor, logistics is at the very heart of what we do best. Welcoming dedicated new people into our business who have a passion for delivering excellence is key to our continued success.
The Warehouse Team Leader role
The warehouse team leader will be an integral part of our local logistics team, taking a hands-on approach to carrying out key duties whilst leading by example and supervising a shift of 4-6 warehouse staff. Daily duties include driving forklift trucks (reach & counterbalance). Our warehouse team are contracted to work 45 hours a week across Monday to Friday. You will be asked to work on an alternating weekly shift pattern as follows: Early Shift hours: 6am-4pm/Late Shift hours: 12pm-10pm.
Warehouse Team Leader Key Duties
Reporting to the Logistics Supervisor/Logistics Manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Giving instruction to and supervising performance of warehouse colleagues to ensure tasks are completed effectively and within required timescales
  • Receive, inspect, and unload supplier deliveries
  • Pick, load, and dispatch goods
  • Receive and process customer/supplier returns
  • Support stock-taking activities
  • Dealing directly with customers both in person & via telephone, ensuring high standards of customer service at all times.
  • Ensuring paperwork is processed onto the system accurately and timely

Do you have the correct profile?
Firstly, you must be an experienced warehouse operative in your own right, with valid forklift truck licences in reach & counterbalance (training on one licence could be provided if needed). Ideally you will already have enjoyed some experience of supervising a small team of warehouse staff and understand what it takes to provide guidance, support, and get the best out of a team. It is imperative that you have a strong work-ethic with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude. Also crucial is a strong customer-focus with the ability to interact positively with our customers. First and foremost, you will be an able and dependable warehouse operative in your own right, enthusiastic, not afraid to get your hands dirty, but also able to set a strong example and motivate others to do a good job.
The Package
We offer an attractive basic starting salary (commensurate with experience) along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.