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Despatch Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Why Greencore?

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Wisbech, we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Despatch Manager to join our team on a permanent basis.

What you'll be doing

As Despatch Manager you will lead the logistics function at site to ensure inbound and outbound operations are effective and operate safely. This role will have full responsibility of our offsite storage units, freezer storage, 3rd party logistics and transport, intake, and stores operation.

You will also:

  • Actively seek opportunities to simplify and streamline all work tasks, drawing on best practice, to remove duplication and nonvalue adding activities and remove cost
  • Create and control departmental budget, accounting for all cost and revenue streams, to ensure variances are managed within agreed spend
  • Drive the delivery of annual performance targets, through appropriate planning and management of distribution activity, to ensure the ongoing fulfilment of orders at appropriate cost

What we’re looking for

  • Proven track record of people management and team engagement
  • Experience of logistics planning, scheduling, and space management within a FMCG environment
  • Working with Customers to build sustained relationships
  • Understand your functional area best practice processes and your role in Supply Chain E.g. manage and negotiate with 3PLs or manage customer service

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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