Despatch Manager
Allied Bakeries
Stockport Bakery, GB
3d ago

Despatch Manager Allied Bakeries Stockport

Salary c.£58k plus benefits

We're the people who make top 10 UK grocery brand Kingsmill as well as Burgen, Allinson and Sunblest. You know us through our wholesome white, wholemeal and seeded breads that offer delicious options to suit every family member -

and our rolls, pancakes, crumpets, muffins, hot cross buns, wraps and other delicious bakery products.

We work closely with Allied Mills, who mill the flour we need to bake our products, and together we make up Allied Milling & Baking, which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc .

ABF is a major international business with a turnover of £12.3bn and close to 130,000 employees working in 50 countries.

In the UK, well-known ABF brands include Twinings, Silver Spoon, Primark, Ryvita, Ovaltine, Patak's and Jordans Cereals.

We are recruiting a Despatch Manager at our strategic Stockport site which has undergone a significant investment programme over the last 5 years.

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, the successful applicant will be a key driver in delivering Safety, People, Quality, Service and Cost performance targets within the Despatch Team.

This will be delivered through your ability to build high performance teams who embrace a culture of continuous improvement based on team development and individual learning.

You will be responsible for a £5.3 million despatch budget.

This key role has 7 Shift Managers reporting directly into you and indirectly a team of approximately 125 colleagues covering a 24 / 7 operation working shifts.

This consists of the main distribution warehouse and a distribution depot both based at Stockport. They will be expected to lead, motivate and develop the team to ensure that the customer is delivered a quality product on time and in full.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience of : -

Ensuring a safe working environment

Engaging people through an open communication style

A passion in motivating and developing others

Inspiring people to fully contribute to the delivery of stretching goals

Personal energy and urgency for making it happen

Focused to meet demanding financial targets

Confidence in facing difficult decisions and motivated to challenge the status quo

Strong analytical and planning skills

High level of IT literacy, including knowledge of WMS and stock management

Leading change through a philosophy of continuous improvement

Ability to effectively communicate, consult and negotiate with key stakeholders

Previous experience of working in a fast pace unionised warehouse / despatch environment is essential. You must also be of graduate calibre.

Interested candidates please apply via our website

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