What does a Lead Warehouse Manager do?

Warehouse managers supervise the receipt, dispatching, and storage of a company's incoming and outgoing goods and supplies. They are responsible for monitoring warehouse staff, vehicles, and other equipment and oversee the security, sanitation, and administrative functions of the warehouse where they are employed.

Warehouse managers are responsible for implementing the company’s operational policies and procedures and implement and oversee security operations in the day-to-day running of the warehouse. They ensure employees are conducting effective and safe use of the warehouse equipment in addition to ensuring safety of all staff. They are responsible for the motivation and discipline of staff and for maintaining documentation and keeping accurate records of warehouse activities. If needed, they assist with deliveries and the monitoring of the condition and location of the vehicle fleet. They will also meet with shipping carriers and sales representatives to place orders and maintain inventory objectives. Warehouse managers need a high school diploma or equivalency, such as the GED.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Warehouse Worker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$33,841 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $34K
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Lead Warehouse Manager Career Path

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Warehouse Manager
Nov 8, 2020

“They make work fun and are great friends that I will always enjoy working with.”

Airway OxygenAirway Oxygen
Warehouse Manager
Oct 23, 2020

“Direct supervisors treat every branch exactly the same showing they have no idea what each individual branch needs.”

Dekra LiteDekra Lite
Warehouse Coordinator
Jan 6, 2020

“I wasn't very optimistic about staying with the company after the holidays because in my 1st week I saw 3 administrative assistance leave.”

Asahi Mutual Life
Warehouse Supervisor
Jan 25, 2022

“Slow movement and pay is not competitive.”

American FreightAmerican Freight
Warehouse Manager
Oct 8, 2021

“We worked as friends and equals and I can honestly say that I haven't experienced this anywhere else.”

Warehouse Supervisor
Feb 2, 2021

“Very good in work and life balance”

Shippers WarehouseShippers Warehouse
Warehouse Supervisor
Apr 29, 2021

“it have a good work balance and many cases that improve our self”

Medline IndustriesMedline Industries
Warehouse Lead
Jan 15, 2022

“Decent starting pay and good bonuses”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a lead warehouse manager

The most similar professions to lead warehouse manager are:
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The most common qualifications to become a lead warehouse manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.