Despatch Shift Manager - Greater Manchester

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Job Type: Shift Manager
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c£40k
  • Date Posted: 23/08/2022
  • Expiry Date: 30/09/2022

Despatch Shift Manager

Are you…?

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

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

Job Title: Despatch Shift Manager
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: c£40k


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:

  • Set clear goals, targets and expectations of performance for all Despatch Operatives and Despatch Coordinators on your shifts to ensure all relevant KPI’s are met.
  • Ensure all shift members are aware of and complying with environmental, health and safety, legal and company standards and requirements and that all shifts operate in compliance with them.
  • Ensure optimal labour utilisation, by making best use of the company Warehouse Management Systems and labour flexibility.
  • Recruit, train and develop Operatives and Coordinators who reflect the Company’s Values and
  • 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/11753 to or for a confidential discussion, please call me on 0161 832 7463.