Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operative
Location: Bristol (Patchway)
Package: £23,000, Plus Bonus & other excellent PLC Company Benefits 
Hours: 40 hours across Monday-Friday Only
Sector: Packaging Distribution

The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently recruit an experienced Warehouse Operative to join our established logistics team based at our newly relocated National Distribution Centre in Bristol. 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.

The Warehouse Operative Role
Working at our Bristol based National Distribution Centre, you shall play a key role in ensuring that customer orders are fulfilled accurately and on time. Undertaking a range of warehouse related duties encompassing both goods ‘in’ and ‘out’, you will be expected to maintain close working ties with all areas of the site including the sales and purchasing teams.

Warehouse Operative Key Responsibilities

  • Accept deliveries from suppliers, ensuring goods are stored in the appropriate location.
  • Pick, load and despatch goods to the customer base in a timely manner
  • Receive and process customer or supplier returns
  • Participate in stock counts, when necessary.
  • Maintain high standards of customer service at all times to suppliers and customers.
  • Work in partnership with the Sales office to ensure customer delivery dates/times are achieved.
  • Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and RDCs across the group.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Work within the Company’s ISO9001 and ISO14001 policies.

Do you have the correct profile?
Ideally, we are seeking applications from individuals who have credible warehouse environment experience. It is important that you live locally (or within a sensible daily commute to our site in the Patchway area of Bristol). You will be a true team-player with a flexible and positive work attitude and strong communication skills. It’s important that you are ‘health & safety aware’ whilst having enjoyed balanced exposure to goods ‘in’ and ‘out’. Some experience of driving Forklift trucks (you will ideally have both reach & counterbalance licences) would be advantageous or if in the absence of this, willingness to undertake a training course in line with signed training agreement.

Our Benefits

We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include:-

25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays

Contributory pension scheme

Free parking at many of our site locations

Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles

Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues

Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities

Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)

Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles

Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme

Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

Long service awards (5-40 years)

Charitable giving options

Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)

O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favored candidate to commence with us ASAP. (Please note we are holding zoom video-interviews during the pandemic). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines whereby a significant number of our employees are working from home for the time being. Dependent on the precise role you have applied for, it is important to note that this may be a feature of your initial employment with us until Government advice changes and the situation improves. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.