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Despatch Manager - Production Company

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Despatch Manager - Production Company

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Logistics Services, Manufacturing, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsCornwall, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted12 March 2018

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This exciting role manages the entire despatch function of the company within a 24/7 environment. Responsible for a team and reporting directly into the Production Manager, this is an exciting autonomous role for a pro-active, experienced individual.

Client Details

Fantastic opportunity to join a family-run, successful production company based in Cornwall.


The key responsibilities of the Despatch Manager are as follows:
  • Appraise, coach and develop Despatch team
  • Control labour and overtime costs
  • Ensure correct stock rotation (avoiding waste) and stock checks are timely and accurate
  • Control distribution costs
  • Meet all Health & Safety responsibilities as defined in the H&S Policy
  • To measure, report and analyse causes of waste and aim to eliminate it, eg. pick accuracies, loading times, late into depot costs
  • Review capacity requirements
  • Install a continual improvement culture


The ideal Despatch Manager will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Extensive previous warehouse management experience
  • Proactive problem solver with experience in continuous improvement
  • Previous experience within a factory/chilled/manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record in dealing with a high volume and fast paced distribution operation
  • Proven organisational and time-management skills
  • Fantastic communication skills - verbal and written
  • Computer literate

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary of between £28,000 and £35,000.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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