Despatch Manager - South Yorkshire

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Job Type: Supply Chain/Logistics/Inventory
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c£50k
  • Date Posted: 07/07/2021
  • Expiry Date: 10/08/2021

Despatch Manager


Are you…?

  • Working in a food manufacturing environment?
  • Experienced in managing an FMCG warehouse and distribution team?
  • Driving improvements within a business?

If you can answer yes to all of these read on:

Job Title: Despatch Manager
Location: South Yorkshire
Salary: c£50k


The Candidate:

  • You must be experienced in managing a fast-paced warehouse/Despatch/operations team in either FMCG or food manufacturing
  • Must have a good understanding of despatch management and logistics planning
  • Must be a hands-on people manager as well as an experienced leader
  • You will have a great financial awareness to help drive down costs and will have a very analytical mind
  • Excellent customer service skills are also required to build and develop relationships with customers and suppliers


The Role:

  • Ensure warehouse and despatch team adhere to company local and UK safety regulations
  • Design implement warehousing best practices to improve cost base and warehouse standards
  • Proactively support, influence and deliver initiatives to improve safety and quality throughout the company
  • To ensure all staff are trained and adhere to all internal company policies and procedures as well as planning and coordinating external training
  • Creating and delivering development plan for self and team
  • Creating succession pathways both up through and across organisation
  • Enabling team to create and deliver OE opportunities aligned to company and site goals
  • Develop high-level problem-solving capability and facilitation skills throughout the function
  • Drives improvement opportunities through your team
  • Looks and encourages others to find “waste” opportunities in everything that we do
  • Responsible for maintaining a culture built on continuous improvement


The Company:

  • A well-known Food & Drink manufacturer with a fantastic reputation.
  • A company who will support and develop employees to be the best they can be.

To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref CH/9452 to or for a confidential discussion, please call me on 0161 832 7463.