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Despatch Operative, Thursday Monday, 6am 2pm

Company: Samworth Brothers    Location: Leicester
Despatch Operative

Thursday Monday, 6am 2pm

Bradgate Bakery, part of the highly respected Samworth Brothers group, one of Leicestershires biggest food manufacturing companies, has a Despatch Operative career opportunity to join our expanding Beaumont Leys bakery in Leicester. We offer a competitive hourly rate and an extensive benefits package, as well as an excellent work life balance. Our working environment is supportive and encourages our people to develop and gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential.

About us - Bradgate Bakery is an award winning, fast paced, highly reputable family business that is heavily expanding and continually evolving. We produce sandwiches, wraps, prepared salads, pasta pots and many other chilled food to go products for a leading UK retailer. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and with almost 1600 employees, we are a major employer in Leicester. Continuous investment in our people and our facilities has enabled our business to grow into one of the UK´s largest chilled food to go manufacturers with an enviable reputation for quality, consistency and innovation in a fast-moving market.

The Role -

The successful Despatch Operative will play a critical role within Despatch. Rotated regularly, the role offers a variety of tasks and responsibilities. In this position, you will be responsible for general despatch duties always ensuring impeccable standards, quality and health & safety.

The Successful Individual -

To be successful in the role, you will have the following required skills, experience and knowledge;

Experience gained within a fast-paced manufacturing environment (food manufacturing industry experienced will be advantageous)

Experience of working to and meeting tight deadlines, hitting and exceeding targets whilst adhering to production and quality specifications

The ability to work well under pressure, with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

Superb communication skills the ability to liaise confidently with all internal and external stakeholders

A good understanding of Bakery Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP and Food Health & Safety would be desirable

Good numeracy, literacy, and computer skills (you must be able to pass entry numeracy and literacy tests)

Experience of palleting, packing, picking and floating. This role will involve lifting.

The Rewards - Its the quality of our people thats made us successful. We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our people can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. We reward hard work and dedication with a competitive hourly rate, retirements saving plan, profit share, private health care, occupational health, subsidised employee restaurant, long service awards, free car parking.

This is a fantastic career opportunity you will be joining an award winning, fast paced, highly reputable 4th generation family business that is expanding and continually evolving.