Despatch Manager

Proactive Personnel
£25,000 per annum
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Experienced Despatch Manager required for a state-of-the-art Food Processing plant in the heart of Telford offering excellent earning potential working on days. Opportunity for an experienced Despatch Manager from the food industry, or a Team Leader/Supervisor looking to make the next step in their career. You will be tasked with overseeing the despatch team of 8 personnel, ensuring product quality and despatch deadlines are adhered to.


A hands-on role, leading and motivating a medium sized team of despatch operators that undertake quality standard checks and process produce despatch on days. Directly reporting into the Operations Manager.


  • Overseeing a team of 8 despatch staff
  • Ensure that the team delivers product quality in line with customer standards.
  • Drive through and efficiency's, maximise yields, minimise waste and downtime, and ensure quality standards are maintained
  • Lead the team to achieve their daily KPIs
  • Motivate and develop a high performing team
  • Work alongside and communicate effectively with sales and production teams
  • Escalate unresolved issues / concerns to the departmental manager
  • Identify and implement solutions to problems at an early stage, to prevent issues escalating unnecessarily
  • Act to continually improve work area and performance.
  • Ensure full trace-ability is sustained on all Company products
  • Work with colleagues across the business to ensure the overall success of the company.


  • At least two years Team Leader/Supervisor/Management Despatch experience

  • Experience of leading a diverse team and people management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • PC skills to support communication analysis and reporting

  • Demonstrable safety work ethic

  • Be able to work on own initiative and work flexibly with high positive energy levels

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