Despatch Manager

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1359348

 Job Description

CMB Recruitment are delighted to have been exclusively retained by Avondale Foods to assist in the recruitment of a Despatch Manager.

Despatch Manager

Location: Lurgan

Competative salary on offer


CMB Recruitment are delighted to have been exclusively retained by Avondale Foods to assist in the recruitment of a number of Senior roles.

As Dispatch Manager you will be responsible in controlling the workflow of employees, keeping track of each employee’s productivity in the warehouse and to coordinating all dispatch thus ensuring all goods are processed so that all KPI’s are adhered to.


Job Purpose

Avondale is a leading food processing company of Fresh and Chilled products supplying a range of leading retail businesses such as Marks & Spencers and Waitrose and Morrisons in the UK & Ireland. Avondale Foods now wish to recruit an experienced Dispatch Manager.

The role of Dispatch Manager requires a combination of hard and soft skills to be successful, hence the candidate must be able to show they are an experienced, highly motivated and an organised individual who will be joining a team of commercially aware people who focus on achieving targets.


Job Description


The Dispatch manager will oversee the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and timely dispatch of finished goods. They will also ensure the workplace complies with health and safety requirements, and make sure all staff comply with the procedures that are currently in place. They ensure productivity targets are met and maintain stock accuracy through the computerised administration storage and retrieval systems. They will manage teams of workers and deal with personnel issues such as the recruitment, training and discipline of staff.


Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:


  • Management and planning of all incoming and outgoing goods, including 3rd party goods
  • Management of stock levels, delivery times and transport costs
  • Implementation of new processes and systems to support logistic and dispatch requirements
  • Liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers
  • Development and improvement of existing and new business contracts
  • Management of projects
  • Management of direct reports, including allocation of staff resource in line with business needs
  • Continuous improvement of the department and business


Essential skills and experience:


  • Experience of managing or supervising within a similar role such as supply chain or warehousing and logistics
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a strong communicator
  • Previous experience working in a dispatch environment, preferably food manufacturing or FMCG


If you are a highly skilled and experience Dispatch Manager or a Dispatch Supervisor looking for a new career, then this role could be ideal for you!


Salary & Benefits


This position offers a very competitive salary and benefits package that is designed to attract a candidate of the highest calibre. The overall level of remuneration will reflect the successful candidate’s level of experience, overall capability and their contribution to the company. The package will be structured between a basic salary with attractive commission structure, laptop, phone and company pension.


Selection Process


CMB Recruitment will conduct an initial assessment of candidate applications against the key criteria for the role. CMB Recruitment will then invite candidates to attend a first stage interview to thoroughly assess candidate’s suitability for the role.

The final short list will be agreed between CMB Recruitment and the Clients Managing Director. Individuals shortlisted will be invited to the final selection process.


For a discussion in relation to any aspect of this role or the recruitment process please contact Glenda Reddington on 028 90448343 or 07944658819. 


CMB Recruitment is working on behalf of the Client as an Employment Agent.