Warehouse Supervisor

Troubador Publishing Ltd is looking for a Warehouse Supervisor to oversee our warehouse and book distribution centre in Market Harborough.  

This is very much a hands-on position with the ideal candidate being able to:

  • Oversee day-to-day warehouse operations
  • Manage goods in and out: Loading and unloading of lorries using a counterbalance forklift truck, managing the safe storage of goods, organising paperwork and scheduling of goods in and out.
  • Working safely and making sure the working environment is kept clean and tidy. Ensuring compliance with health and safety policies.
  • Overseeing Stock control. Organising the space and resolving stock queries. Maintaining the overall appearance and orderliness of the warehouse.
  • Working with other departments including front office, production and marketing teams for seamless customer service.
  • Communicating with trade and direct customers about orders, queries and deliveries.
  • Collaborate with external carriers to manage dispatch operations and manage postage, courier and pallet accounts
  • Challenging the way we do things and, where agreed implementing streamlined ways of working where appropriate.

You will report to and maintain close communication with the Operations Director. 

Working as a team of 3 people in a wider company of 29 employees, this is a busy role distributing books to retailers (including Amazon), authors and direct-to-customer orders, supervising the warehouse to ensure our distribution centre runs smoothly and efficiently.


Key requirements are:

  • A counterbalance FLT license
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience working in a distribution setting with responsibility attached
  • Good communication skills. You’ll be liaising with authors, retailers and suppliers, therefore good spoken and written communication is required.
  • High level of efficiency 
  • Proficient in using warehouse management and inventory systems  and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of shipping, receiving, and inventory control processes
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks
  • Ability to implement Health and Safety policies and safe methods of working 

Nice to haves

Some nice to have things are:

  • Reach Truck Experience is beneficial but not essential.
  • Warehouse supervision experience
  • Knowledge of customs processes is beneficial but not essential.  


  • Workplace pension
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Necessary training provided
  • Progression opportunity
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Salary: £25-29k depending on experience