Forklifts in the warehouse

Warehouse Manager

For 50 years Pentagon Freight Services has worked alongside the critical industries we serve by providing best-in-class freight forwarding and logistics services. Our aim is simple – we deliver ‘The Logistics of Certainty’ to a world that never stops. Following significant investment in the Netherlands and several new business awards in the Energy and Resource […]

Country

  • The Netherlands

City

  • Rotterdam-Botlek

Posted

25 Jun 2024

Department

  • Warehouse

Hours

Full Time

Contract

Permanent

Workplace

On-Site

  • For 50 years Pentagon Freight Services has worked alongside the critical industries we serve by providing best-in-class freight forwarding and logistics services. Our aim is simple – we deliver ‘The Logistics of Certainty’ to a world that never stops.

    Following significant investment in the Netherlands and several new business awards in the Energy and Resource sector we are currently looking to strengthen our team and have a number of exciting opportunities to join our rapidly growing operation. In Rotterdam, Pentagon works from a brand new, state of the art, facility with a 5,000 sqm warehouse. You will work in a young and enthusiastic team, and will find that at Pentagon we put a great emphasis on a pleasant and positive workplace culture/

    Role Overview

    As Warehouse Manager you will work in a pleasant environment, in a newly built Pentagon facility, equipped with all modern conveniences (including a very good coffee machine). We find a positive and pleasant working atmosphere important, and everyone in our organization contributes to this. At Pentagon we believe that in-house employee training and development is critical for our sustainable business growth and employee retention. In addition to our corporate on-line e-learning software, we support our staff with dedicated training programs. Additional on the job training allows our new staff to become knowledgeable and proficient in the Information Technology that supports our operations.  

    The Warehouse Manager will lead the warehouse operations team towards efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of a range of goods into both our warehouse and yards ensuing customer satisfaction is maintained.  You will be tasked with improving the working culture, managing costs and ensuring operations are handled within an agreed budget. You will work with the operations manager to manage and maintain the building and ensure that maintenance schedules are adhered to.

    Main Duties

    • Have previous freight forwarding experience within the department you are leading.
    • If no previous supervisor experience, is willing and able to receive supervisor training within 30 days of accepting the position and will participate in continued training and development regardless of previous training.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate (verbally and intuitively) effectively with both customers and Pentagon staff. Including all levels of management.
    • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment

    Requirements

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
    • Knowledgeable / experienced in trailer and container loading & securing as well as discharging.
    • Managerial and leadership skills.
    • High commitment and positive attitude in the face of setbacks and obstacles.
    • Positive and professional attitude.
    • Experienced in handling Dangerous Goods.
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Good organisational skills and an ability to react to suit operational demands, must be able to organise time effectively and prioritise tasks to cope with fluctuating workloads.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Conscientious and flexible.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written in both Dutch and English languages.
    • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
    • High level of accuracy in checking and processing information.
    • Proficient in working with Warehouse Management Systems, and the Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to form good relationships, with clients, colleagues and vendors.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse selection of colleagues and customers in ways that result in acceptance and agreement.
    • Ability to mentor and manage staff including those who are not direct reports.
    • Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation and conflict management.
    • Resident in the greater Rotterdam area or willingness to commute to the Pentagon Rotterdam facility by car (public transport is limited).
    • The candidate must have an authorisation to work in the Netherlands.