£6,760 Average salary at age 20
£34,840 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Managers and directors in storage and warehousing studied in higher education

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What Managers and directors in storage and warehousing studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L7) Human & social geography2
(G1) Mathematics2
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering2
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art2
(V3) History by topic1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(W3) Music1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry3
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics4
(K1) Architecture1
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified1
(B6) Aural & oral sciences1
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering2
(B7) Nursing1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing3
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology1
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics3
(Q1) Linguistics1
(T7) American studies1
(W9) Others in creative arts & design1
(N1) Business studies19
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(R7) Russian & East European studies1
(X1) Training teachers2
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(N2) Management studies9
(V1) History by period2
(I1) Computer science2

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3.42% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
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