Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Logistics Supervisor

Logistics Supervisor  
Sector: Packaging Distribution
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Package: Basic Salary up to £28,000, plus Shift Allowance, Bonus
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits  
Hours: 45 across Monday-Friday Only

The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently hire an experienced Logistics Supervisor to assist in managing our Newcastle based Warehouse operation. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract talented new individuals to our business.

Warehouse Supervisor role
Reporting to the Logistics Manager, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced warehouse person to support with day to day management and deputise in his absence. We welcome applications from motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are genuinely customer focussed, team-players with good interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a flexible approach and strong work ethic.  Our warehouse team work 45 hours a week across Monday to Friday. Normal core working hours for our Supervisor shall be 8.00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday however providing holiday cover of managing a shift is a requirement (Dayshift 06.00-16.00hrs/Backshift 12.00- 22.00hrs) hence we do ask for flexibility in line with business requirements. You will be working as an integral part of our regional logistics team, taking a hands-on approach to carrying out key duties whilst leading by example and supervising up to 8 full time warehouse staff and 5 drivers.

Warehouse Supervisor Key Duties
Reporting to the Logistics Manager, key duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Receive, inspect and unload supplier deliveries
  • Pick, load and dispatch goods
  • Receive and process customer/supplier returns
  • Dealing direct with customers both in person & via telephone, ensuring high standards of customer service at all times.
  • Maintain company standards in line with O-licence & Health & Safety procedure
  • Cost effective scheduling of deliveries to customers via Company vehicles or outside carriers to achieve a 24/48 hour delivery service (including route planning via use of Paragon software)
  • Ensuring paperwork is processed onto the system accurately and timely
  • Stock-taking
  • Giving instruction to via delegation and supervising performance of warehouse colleagues & Drivers to ensure tasks are completed effectively and within timescales required


Do you have the correct profile?
Firstly, you must be an experienced warehouse/logistics supervisor with a minimum of 1-2 years spent managing/supervising warehouse and driving staff within a fast-paced distribution environment. You must also hold valid forklift (reach & counterbalance) licences. You will be expected to act as a first-aider at work (again training can be provided). It is imperative that you have a strong work-ethic with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude. Also crucial is a strong customer-focus with the ability to interact positively with our customers. First and foremost you will be an able and dependable warehouse operative in your own right, not afraid to get your hands dirty, but also able to lead by example and motivate others to do a good job.

The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme), and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is an urgent key appointment whereby shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for interview at our Newcastle site. We are seeking to appoint the successful candidate to commence ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.