Senior Despatch Manager - Lancashire

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job Type: Supply Chain/Logistics/Inventory
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c. £40,000 - £45,000
  • Date Posted: 07/07/2022
  • Expiry Date: 31/08/2022

Senior Despatch Manager

Salary c. £40,000 – £45,000


Job ref: FE/11567


Are you an experienced Despatch Manager looking for a new challenge in the food industry? My client is one of the industry leaders in their sector and are recruiting for a Senior Despatch Manager to join their team…

  • Established family-owned business and still expanding
  • Supply to major retailers, food service, and caterers


The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of strategic plans for the despatch function:

  • Develop continuous improvement strategies to suit D2D needs and uplift current processes aligning with the company’s 3-year business plan
  • Peak management of multi-site chilled environment operating 24/7
  • Utilisation of software to manage stock data, creating daily efficiency reports and share action plans for targeted improvement
  • Accountable for departmental costs and assess areas for improvement
  • Ensure contracts and maintenance of fleet are meeting the needs of the business
  • Manage and report despatch function performance
  • Maintaining high health and safety standards and ensuring compliance with legislation


The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Despatch Manager within a food / FMCG environment or similar
  • Track record of developing and implementing continuous improvement strategies into the despatch function
  • Experienced leader and manager
  • Positive and driven attitude


The Package:

  • Salary c. £40,000 – £45,000
  • Monday to Friday (some flexibility required)
  • Paid overtime
  • Pool car available to accommodate travel to other sites

Next Steps:

If you think this opportunity could be for you, click ‘apply now’ to be considered!