Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Hugh McAfee from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Hugh McAfee

Warehouse Manager

Lidl

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  Hugh McAfee
  • You need to have good people skills as working in a large FMCG warehouse comes large volumes of staff so you must be fit to get the best out of your staff and let them feel acknowleded.
  • Have good analytical skills, being organised with attention to detail, time management skills and study of Logistics/Supply chain (IIPMM)
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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