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Night Shift Supervisor

Job Title: Night Shift Supervisor
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Gateshead
Salary: £11.15 - 11.15 per hour
Duration: Ongoing
REF: DS/NS00001114
Contact Name: Steven Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: 14 days ago

Job Description

Start People are working in partnership with a large multi site organisation to find an experienced Warehouse Shift Supervisor to join their well established team.  

The shifts are permanent nights from a Sunday night through to Thursday night. working 43 hours a week.

Job purpose summary:

Supervision and development of a team of warehouse operatives in a fast paced FMCG environment,

ensuring achievement of order picking and vehicle loading KPI targets whilst maintaining compliance

and process quality standards to ISO 9001. "Hands on" leading the development of a strong Health &

Safety culture to ensure compliance to Food Hygiene and Health and Safety Legal requirements.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Deputises in the absence of Warehouse Shift Manager.
  • Assigns and supervises employee tasks and manages workload and staff performance against set KPIs.
  • Supervises and carries out spot audits on site security, stock holding and picked orders prior to loading and investigates any errors and discrepancies.
  • Carries out employee counselling and first stage employee disciplinary meetings and enforces company operational and Health and Safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Carries out ongoing "on the job" training and development of shift employees and reports employee progress or issues to management.
  • Actively assists in the development of company procedures, working practices and continuous improvement, promoting an inclusive working environment with regard to staff Health and Safety feedback.
  • Promotes a fair working environment reporting on and managing staff absence, first stage disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Planning and supervision of shift resources to achieve financial targets in line with budgetary targets.
  • Ensures vehicle maximum payloads are understood by the shift and not exceeded and investigates any non compliance issues.
  • Attends and contributes to management meetings in the absence of Warehouse Shift Manager, including presentation of shift performance statistics and issues.

Skills Required:

  • Possesses strong staff supervision and organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self starter able to plan and organise own workload.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and team leadership skills promoting a proactive and inclusive working environment.
  • Possesses well developed understanding of WMS and Pick and Pack technologies and continually updates own knowledge base and skills.
  • Possesses good understanding of Health and Safety legislation relating to warehouse operations (Manual Handling Risk Assessments, Accident/Near Miss Investigation, COSHH and RIDDOR and some or full knowledge of HACCP principles).
  • Possesses excellent performance management and motivational skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Hold an LGV2 licence and be qualified in both Forklift Counterbalance and Reach.


  • Work experience in relevant industry (e.g Food Retail, Chilled and Ambient Distribution, Express Distribution and Warehousing.)
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of staff appraisal and development systems an advantage.
  • Must be willing to work additional hours which may include occasional weekend working.

To comply with all Company policies and procedures and deliver within the standards of all certification bodies ie: ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental & BRC (where applicable


Successful applicants will be contacted for the next stage process, this role for the right candidate is temporary to permanet.


Ref: DS/NS00001114 | Published: 08th Feb 2019

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