THE NO-NONSENSE SUMMARY: This position is intended for serious, hard-working professionals who are looking to be part of a multinational growth organization. Reporting to the Warehouse Manager. Your responsibilities encompass a range of tasks, including processing inbound shipments, conducting physical quality control checks, generating Non-Conformity Reports, collaborating with the Quality department, and assisting with outbound procedures such as picking, packing, booking outbound orders, reorganizing warehouse inventory, and placing processed stock into inventory. Be sure to read to the end of the description to be sure you don’t miss an important detail.
To serve our suppliers and end customers by ensuring correct, safe, and efficient receipt, storage of warehoused products
- Achieve a 99% accuracy rate in the receiving process by carefully inspecting and documenting incoming shipments, reducing errors and discrepancies in inventory.
- Set up and regularly revise the guidelines, and procedures for placing incoming shipments into inventory.
- Consistently align and develop the current warehouse operations with the established backend system.
CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES | Candidate is able to:
- Accurately process data using designated tools (Backend, Henkel eshop, other Supplier portals, labeling software)
- Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with internal and external stakeholders.
- Work under pressure. Stress tolerance is an important factor in facing challenges. Remain calm and work under pressure to make good (split-second) decisions and achieve goals & deadlines.
- Demonstrate a proactive approach to enhancing inbound procedures, with a willingness to explore potential improvements in warehousing practices as well.
- Consistently meet recurring deadlines while effectively prioritizing the completion of shipments as necessary.
Yes, you read that right – we’re looking for a ROCKSTAR. The title may sound a little wacky, but it’s really quite true. We’re looking for that special someone that has not one, but two unique skills – amazing attention-to-detail-get-it done mentality and stress tolerance.
As a fast-growing multinational, I’m not ashamed to admit we’re starting to come apart at the seams. Our products and services have found a sweet spot in the market, and now we’re struggling to maintain the high level of efficient warehouse operations that we want to give to our customers.
Do you describe yourself as a proactive, super-organized, enthusiastic, eye-for-detail-oriented rockstar who loves bringing your attention to detail to the process at hand? Then I encourage you to read on. If on the other hand, you’re already exhausted reading this, I recommend you take a nap and check out another job post.
So, what will you be doing?
The position and responsibility will grow along with you. As a small, but growing company, the role will be exciting for you if you like working in a small team and having a lot of freedom to define your roles and responsibilities. No two days will likely be the same.
Broadly speaking, we currently have two major areas that have been identified by the warehouse as priorities for the coming fiscal year.
1. Inbound Operations Management (about 50% of your time)
In our business, we have incoming shipments that will be delivered to the warehouse during various hours of the day by various carriers. We receive parcels/pallets/containers and the candidate is expected to process the inbound by maintaining the deadlines.
Examples of activities:
- Supervise a team of 2–3 personnel to check incoming shipments, verifying against delivery notes and packing slips.
- Process inbound inventory in the backend system, including label printing, lot number allocation, and location assignment.
- Ensure all inbound items are correctly matched with documentation and stored as per company standards.
- Gradually assume responsibility for preparing all necessary documentation for inbound processes following comprehensive training.
2. Warehouse Support (about 50% of your time)
In our business, we handle incoming shipments arriving throughout the day from various carriers. These shipments encompass parcels, pallets, and containers, and the role involves efficiently processing inbound inventory while meeting established deadlines. Additionally, the position requires coordination with the outbound team to ensure accurate and timely documentation preparation.
Examples of activities:
- Set internal shipping dates to facilitate the smooth transition of inventory to the outbound team.
- Collaborate with outbound personnel to ensure accurate and timely documentation preparation.
- Assist with the picking of outbound orders during daytime, when required.
- Participate in warehouse reorganization and maintenance activities to optimize space utilization.
- Assisting in certain outbound activities like picking, and packing outbound orders in your free space.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
What mindset do you require?
Skills can be learned. Mindsets, though they can be learned too, are more often a part of who you are. We value the mindset at least if not more than either experience or hard skills.
- Curiosity – We want a person who is curious, and rarely satisfied with the first answer. If you find something that doesn’t agree with what you already think, then we want someone who wants to know why.
- Attention to Detail – In this position, it is imperative to minimize mistakes by paying attention to detail. Hint! Don’t forget to read the last paragraph 😉
- Organized — We want a person who is super-organized, manages their time well, and has good observation skills.
- Data-driven – Our culture encourages and rewards decisions that are made with data as opposed to seniority, intuition or personal experience.
- Continuous Improvement – People and processes can always get better. We’re looking for someone who questions every process to see if there’s not room for improvement.
- Courage – Bosses make mistakes and colleagues aren’t always fair. That’s life. We’re looking for someone who may be afraid to confront these issues, but does it anyway.
What skills do you NOT need?
Before we list the skills you do need, it is important that you know what skills or experience we do NOT require:
- Product knowledge: You do not need to know anything about any of the products we sell, or any of the services we provide. All will be taught on the job.
- Warehouse Operations experience: You do not need to know anything about logistics, warehousing, or transport. Again, you will learn it all on the job. We will teach you how to even operate electric pallet jacks and order picker machines.
- Lots of work experience: This is meant to be an entry-level position where you will learn “knowledge” on the job. What we can’t teach – and value enormously is someone who is organized, analytical, curious, dedicated, and shows a high level of “stick-to-it-ness”. There’s always a better way, how do we get to it?
- Dutch: Honestly, we speak Dutch in the office, but to the outside world, it’s all English.
What skills do you require?
We don’t even have any hard skills that are required. The ideal candidate would be one who:
- Asks questions, then asks more questions, then asks even more questions
- Is very organized, and likes to have a place for everything and everything in its place
- Is very computer literate and very familiar with Google Workspace
- Is a Google power-user, forever asking Google questions for answers he/she doesn’t know
- Very good spoken and written English (at least 7/10)
- Is optimistic, energetic and loves a good challenge
- Pay attention to detail. The very last paragraph of this job vacancy has very important information. Be sure you read it twice before applying.
Skills not required, but that get bonus points (any of them count):
The job we have in mind may not require prior skills, but they sure come in handy around here.
- Warehouse Operations Experience: If you already have experience/knowledge of basic warehouse operations, then it would be much easier to train you as you already know it.
- Forklift license: We already have personnel that can operate a forklift but it is nice to have a forklift license.
There is no need to send your CV unless it looks awesome and you want to impress us with how it looks. Otherwise, we will use your LinkedIn profile (better make sure it is complete!).
Instead, candidates wishing to apply are requested to send an email to email@example.com that includes:
- A link to your LinkedIn profile (not a CV)
- A one-page, personal cover letter
Let me repeat that last part in a different way… We are looking for people who stand out from the crowd with a well-written, enthusiastic one-page letter telling us why this position speaks to you and what you could bring to the team.
If all you do is send a CV (we told you not to), and no cover letter your application will be discarded without even being read.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org