Despatch Manager

Company: 2 Sisters Food Group
Location: Devon
Salary: Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
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When you join 2 Sisters, you will become part of the UK’s largest food manufacturer with ambitious plans and as such you can look forward to working with a whole bunch of talented colleagues with a shared passion for quality, service and most importantly food.

At the heart of this, our UK Poultry division produces a third of all poultry eaten in the UK and represents more than half of 2 Sisters’ business by sales. The division employs over 7,000 people working in a chilled environment to process poultry products which are then marketed to UK consumers via major retailers.

The Willand factory is located in mid-Devon and was first established in 1898 as an egg packing plant before expanding into the meat trade. Small scale chicken processing started in 1958 which expanded over the next 50 years with the site pioneering the production of poultry for the retail market. The poultry division at Willand was acquired by 2 Sisters Food Group in January 2008 and by 2013 over 1m birds were being processed here.

As Despatch Manager you will be responsible for managing a team of 4 Section Leaders and 80 Operative. As Despatch Manager you will run the department in a manner that ensures the product is dispatched on time, collected and delivered as requested in the most cost efficient manner. Whilst meeting the standards required by Customer, Company and Site. You will be responsible for delivering KPI’s in line with site strategy along with implementing and leading continuous improvement projects throughout the department. The role is highly autonomous and will give the right individual the opportunity to drive best practice.

  • Liaising with external stakeholders to ensure smooth running of transport and logistics
  • Ensure the departments costs are managed in line with KPI’s
  • Ensure staffing levels/transport is managed in line with business requirements
  • Liaise with Production Management Team on a daily basis with regard to orders levels
  • To positively contribute to continuous improvements to the department and the site

Can you do it? Yes you can, if you’re fanatical about food, thrive under pressure and have the can-do spirit that’s created our success. Bring those qualities, with the following and you will have the recipe for success:

  • Experience as a Despatch Manager
    • Within food manufacturing
  • Transport and Logistics experience
  • Experience of CI or lean
  • Navision experience or similar
  • Great Communication skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Be adaptable

2 Sisters Food Group is one of the UK’s biggest food manufacturers providing great tasting products to the nation, from chicken to cookies and pizza to pies!

With over 20 sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, you have the opportunity and flexibility to pick your ideal location.

We employ over 18,000 staff, all of whom have the opportunity to progress as we focus on promoting from within and you can be part of that too.

Knowing that our business is only as good as the people we employ, we ensure that we invest in people like you to enhance skills and professional development.

We want to make YOU the future of our business.
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