Warehouse Manager Jobs
DPI Specialty Foods
$95000 - $110000 / Per year
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$50000 - $70000 / Per year
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$65000 - $100000 / Per year
Warehouse Manager Jobs Overview
Warehouse managers literally know the ins and outs of the businesses that employ them. In the broadest definition, those with warehouse manager jobs are in charge of all inventory and supplies that come into a warehouse, along with every product a company produces that leaves the warehouse on its way to a customer.
To visualize the importance of a warehouse manager, think of a clogged drain. Without something (or in this case, someone) to keep things flowing, stuff gets stuck in the drain and can't be flushed away. And when that happens, the water coming into the drain has nowhere to go and eventually backs up, putting your sink out of business.
These days, many warehouse managers are referred to as logisticians. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are about 190,000 warehouse managers/logisticians in the U.S. One-quarter of these work in manufacturing companies, and 18% are employed by the federal government.
Warehouse management is one of many production jobs. If working in production interests you, you can expand your search to related jobs, including:
Warehouse Manager Education and Skills
A bachelor's degree is usually a requirement for a warehouse manager job, although some employers may accept an associate degree. Classes and a degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field will prepare you to be a warehouse manager. Important courses include:
- Operations and database management
- System dynamics
- Training on specific warehouse management software such as radio frequency identification (RFID.) BLS studies show that job prospects should be best for those who have experience using logistical software.
Logistics is a fast-paced process. An effective warehouse manager is someone who is process-oriented and is always looking for a more efficient way to do things. They manage warehouse staff, plan, and manage warehouse layouts and procedures and comply with federal, state, and local warehousing and material handling laws. Many warehouse managers interface and build relationships with clients, so communication and customer service skills are a plus for a warehouse manager position.
Take a look at this warehouse manager job description to see additional responsibilities and qualities that are important for the position.
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Interviewing for a Warehouse Manager Job
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How Much Do Warehouse Manager Jobs Pay?
According to Monster, the median pay for a warehouse manager in the U.S. is $47,565, with salaries ranging from $35,418 to $61,580. Our Salary Tools will tell you what salary to expect as a warehouse manager in your area. While you're on the salary page, you can also see salaries for related jobs and places in the country where your skills are in high demand.
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