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Despatch Process Leader

Factory Work - Abergavenny
04 May 2021
Contract Type:
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Start your career with Avara Foods and join the driving force behind our success.

As one of the UK's largest food businesses, we are playing a critical role in keeping the nation fed. We are continuing to operate and are looking for a motivated person to join our team as a Despatch Process LeaderWith ambitious growth plans, we are continually investing in our facilities and our people, with opportunities to develop and build your career with us.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hourly pay rate: £11.92 + shift premium of £1.40 
  • Paid weekly
  • Guaranteed hours and opportunities for overtime
  • Employee benefits include a competitive pension and access to lifestyle and wellbeing resources
  • A safe dynamic working environment
  • Training and development opportunities from day one

Purpose of the role

As a Despatch Process Leader you’ll lead a team of Despatch Operatives and support the Despatch Section Manager in managing the despatch process, ensure targets are met and high safety standards maintained.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To supervise, organise and motivate despatch staff to ensure they are working to their full potential
  • Achieve pick rates ensuring outload and delivery to agreed times.
  • To continually develop and improve upon despatch processes and be motivated in implementing new initiatives.
  • Ensure KPI data and transport service levels are maintained and completed.
  • Escalate issues in a timely way through key personnel to include Despatch manager.
  • Ensure safety standards are maintained and improved within area of responsibility.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of working in despatch/warehouse and an understanding of computer systems is essential.
  • Effective communication and team development skills along with planning and organisational capability is essential.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills are essential.
  • Relevant NVQ at Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working in the food manufacturing industry would be desirable.
  • Previous leadership experience of a team of people in a similar role would be desirable.

Working Hours: 14:00-02:004 on 4 off shift pattern

A little about us: 

Avara Foods supply chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7,000 people. 

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe:

  • Daily temperature screening
  • Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
  • Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
  • PPE and face coverings required in all shared spaces
  • Additional facilities and amenities to reduce congestion
  • Increased cleaning regimes across sites

If you’re ready to work in alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.