Receiving Managers are responsible for all of the supplies that a business requires. Without these supplies, companies simply could not function. They must also be aware of exactly what is needed without ordering too much. Receiving Managers have to be focused on providing their place of employment with the required materials while also being cost-efficient.
The job of the Receiving Manager is pretty straightforward. They are the head of the receiving department for their place of employment. They preside over the employees of receiving areas and work in conjunction with the delivery staff of other companies or other branches of their company. Duties include staffing, ordering supplies, ordering products (when working in retail), loss prevention, and equipment maintenance. Most Receiving Managers are able to work regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, some may work overnight at times if their business is scheduled to receive a shipment at that time. Their work environment is often split between an office and the receiving department, which will often look like a warehouse. They make use of regular office supplies such as a telephone, computer, and pen and paper. They must usually be able to use machinery such as reach ladders and forklifts, even though they will not usually be running them themselves. Requirements for this job vary. Some require a degree in business management. Others may be hired based on experience. Regardless, the Receiving Manager must possess quality leadership and management skills.
The Receiving Manager is one of the primary jobs that most places of employment need in order to run properly. If the job is not done properly, businesses may be left in disarray, with too many or too few supplies or products. Company spending may go haywire, and businesses will not be able to function efficiently without the work of this position.
Receiving Manager Tasks
- Ensure quality standards are met in incoming goods and safety practices are followed.
- Streamline receiving processes to decrease time spent in transit and increase quality control.
- Supervise acceptance, warehousing, and delivery of goods and inbound freight.