Managers and directors in storage and warehousing


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Managers and directors in storage and warehousing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe and efficient receipt, storage and warehousing of goods and for the maintenance of stocks at an optimal level.


Candidates are recruited with a variety of academic qualifications and/or with relevant experience. Entrants to management trainee schemes offered by larger companies will require GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a degree or other equivalent qualifications. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Professional and vocational qualifications covering a number of areas including supply chain and operations management are available at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with production, maintenance, sales and other departments to determine the materials and other items required for current and future production schedules and sales commitments;
  • reviews, develops and implements stock control, handling and distribution policies to maximise use of space, money, labour and other resources;
  • advises purchasing department on type, quality and quantity of goods required and dates by which they must be available;
  • prepares reports on expenditure and advises on materials and parts standardisation, future stores and stock control policies;
  • decides on storage conditions for particular items, allocates warehouse space and arranges for regular stock inspections to detect deterioration or damage.

Common job titles

Manager, operations (warehousing)
Manager, yard
Manager (warehousing)
Manager, contracts (warehousing)
Manager, operations, depot
Manager, stock
Manager, consignment
Manager, control, material
Manager, stores
Director (warehousing)
Manager, terminal
Manager, cellar (brewery)
Manager, packaging
Manager (storage)
Manager, inwards, goods
Manager, control, stock
Manager, bond (warehousing)
Manager, control, materials
Manager, materials
Manager, cargo
Manager, logistics
Head of logistics
Manager, cellar (wine merchants)
Manager, out, goods
Manager, store, cold
Manager, terminals, container
Manager, transport and warehouse
Manager, team (warehousing)
Director, logistics
Manager, logistics and distribution
Manager, stores, ship's
Manager, inventory
Manager, systems, inventory
Manager, warehouse
Manager, accounting, stock
Manager, store
Manager, planning, logistics

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.