WMS Lead

Date: 8 Jun 2024

Location: Northampton, GB

Company: GXO Logistics

Do you know Blue Yonder Dispatcher (DLx) like the back of your hand? Perhaps you have project management experience in a WMS role and can harness technology to elevate our warehouse operations to new heights? Then this could be the role for you!


Here at GXO, we are currently recruiting for WMS Lead Engineers to join the UK Supply Chain IT WMS team to manage multiple projects and a pool of WMS Engineers. You will design, develop and configure business-critical Warehouse Management solutions, using leading-edge technologies in WMS automation, robotics and hardware. You will be part of the well-respected WMS Team, delivering project lifecycle implementations, application support and consultancy for all of our Business Units and their customers.


Being based out of either Manchester or Northampton, this is a full time, permanent role, typically working 0900 – 1730 but flexibility is needed! There may be unsociable hours in the evenings and weekends especially around “Go Live” periods, but we do offer flexibility to accommodate this (Overtime will be paid for exceptional hours).


Pay, benefits and more:


We’re looking to offer a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays). Your benefits package includes a company car or car allowance, a company sponsored pension scheme, private medical & dental insurance, a 24/7 online GP service, life assurance and a fully comprehensive employee assistance programme. You’ll also have access to our MyBenefits platform offering a variety of high street discounts, a cycle to work scheme, cashback cards, a saving scheme and much more! 


What you'll do on a typical day:


  • Manage a team of WMS Engineers in their daily activities, so proven Team Management skills essential
  • Work closely with your WMS Team peers and managers to mentor, develop and grow our team and be a strong Team player in doing so
  • Be a key part of the project lifecycle from design through to configuration, testing and ultimately the delivery of complex projects
  • Ability to write clear and detailed documentation of projects to educate and effect handover to our IT support teams
  • Actively develop bespoke requirements, including Triggers, Procedures and Functions
  • Work closely with all other IT Teams, including PMO, Integration, Application Support, Oracle DBAs, Networking & EUC
  • With the Integration Team, build complex interface messages to/from our customers and 3rd Party supplier systems
  • Training site super-users on the new system, identify training requirements for the new site and put together training programme, prepare training notes and user documentation and then make a record of training carried out
  • Act as an IT Lead on site at go live, giving guidance on system use to new operators, monitoring success of new processes and logging and prioritising any IT issues that arise


What you need to succeed at GXO:


  • Highly proficient in Blue Yonder Dispatcher/DLX to consultant level
  • PL/SQL experience essential and being highly competent with Oracle SQL is assumed well within your skillset
  • Linux knowledge and ability to write shell scripts would be desirable
  • A proven ability to deliver complex reporting using latest BI Tools and ability to write complex reports using the Dispatcher standard product, Jaspersoft iReports


We engineer faster, smarter, leaner supply chains.



GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work. GXO is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate, support and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We believe that diversity and inclusion in our business is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are Disability Confident Committed as part of the Disability Confident Scheme (GIS) and actively welcome applications from people with disabilities.


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