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Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operative (with Forklift driving licences)
Sector: Packaging Distribution
Location: Wakefield
Package: Basic Salary £17,500 plus bonus
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits 
Hours: 40 across Monday-Friday Only
 
 
The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to urgently recruit an experienced Warehouse Operative (with valid reach & counterbalance forklift driving licences) to join our established logistics team based at our Wakefield Regional Distribution Centre. 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 Wakefield site, 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.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Accept deliveries from suppliers, ensuring goods are stored in the appropriate location.
  • Driving forklift on a regular basis (both Reach & Counterbalance)
  • 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.
  • Good housekeeping skills

 
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 Wakefield). 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’. Please note that it is essential you have valid forklift driving licences (both Reach & Counterbalance) in order to apply for this position.
 
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.
 
How to apply/next steps
This is a key hire whereby we will be taking the next few weeks to identify the very best of applicants in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence ASAP. Local interviews shall therefore be arranged swiftly for shortlisted candidates. 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 ten 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. 
 
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