Warehouse Operative (Fresh Produce / Fruit)

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JOB TITLE: Warehouse Operative

REPORTS TO: Warehouse Supervisor/ Manager

RELATIONSHIPS: Quality Control staff, warehouse staff, packhouse staff, transport staff, external customers

ACCOUNTABILITY:     To work as a team and ensure all warehouse and administration processes are completed correctly, and to ensure that all customer orders are accurately picked and dispatched in accordance with the company specification.


To ensure that all Operational process in the warehouse is completed in a safe and timely manner to meet our customers’ requirements and always to ensure that all areas are clean and tidy and to the companies standard


  • To ensure that all appropriate documentation is completed and accurate to the companies’ requirement.
  • To ensure that all customers specifications and internal procedures are followed to the highest standard.
  • To consistently work to Company Quality Standards, ensuring maximum output is achieved on your shift.
  • Complete any training course needed to complete to perform job role.
  • To be fully compliant of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • To ensure pallets are stacked correctly in a safe manner with in the facility.
  • To endure that we stack Bails of Cardboard in a safe manner in the facility.
  • To handle product in accordance with instructions, ensuring quality is not impaired by poor handling.
  • To load vehicles with pallets and equipment in a safe and timely manner.
  • To ensure that loading procedures are followed correctly and all relevant documentation is completed.
  • Ensure the vehicle is clean and tidy and free from any taints, chemicals and foreign bodies that could affect Food safety.
  • Check and record Temperatures of products in and on vehicle, if reading too high or low product, advise the Quality control management.
  • Ensure that all arrivals are booked in correctly via the companies requirements.
  • Ensure that all orders are picked according to the correct procedure.
  • To apply box end labels to product with in the Warehouse.
  • Use the RDT scanners on the Prophet system.
  • Ensure that MHE batteries are filled with distilled water to correct level.
  • Ensure that MHE equipment is placed on charge if and when required or at the end of each shift.
  • Ensure that all arrears within the depot are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Collect rubbish and place in the compactor/Skip in a safe manner.Loading Supermarket / Market vehicles  and unloading vehicles incoming  arrivals of stock on vehicles
  • Booking fruit in accurately
  • Taking Temperatures
  • Completing Documentation accurately for loading and unloading
  • Uses RDT scanners
  • MHE filling of batteries ( once trained)
  • Completing Daily MHE Checks
  • General Cleaning
  • Any other duties that may fall within the capabilities of the job holder


  • Must be trained to operate an electric pallet truck and fork lift (Must have current Counter balance and PPT Trained)
  • Must have experience in a FMCG environment (Ideally in a Food, Fresh produce or Chilled Warehouse / Packhouse)
  • Must be aware of and fully compliant with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Must adhere to hygiene regulations at all times.
  • Must wear appropriate protective clothing, footwear and headgear; jewellery and wrist watches are not allowed.
  • Able to communicate with your Supervisors/ Managers.
  • Methodical thinker.
  • Ability to priorities and adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-motivated work as a team player
  • Great attention for detail
  • Work on your own initiative

Shifts:- 6 days  a week working  on a variable shift pattern either 6.00am – 7.00am to 16.00 pm -or 17.00pm or 12- finish either shift

Please send over a CV to apply, only if you have the above experience – info@fmkconsulting.co (*this is just.co)

Logistics & Warehouse Operations Manager

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Logistics & Warehouse Operations Manager

Our client is one of the foremost and respected Transport and Warehouse operations in the UK. They are involved in storage and distribution of mainly Fresh Produce under a strict multi temperature regime. This is a dual site operation but the main location for you will be Kent.

This is a new role and joins and consolidates the Warehouse and Logistics teams under your management, ensuring effective direction and Operational control. Our client has already successfully developed their teams and processes to be a highly effective force in their own right.

Your task will be to lead and bring these teams together to achieve greater synergies and consequently wins in efficiencies and productivity.

 It is expected that your background will show a track record of strategic insight with the leadership and gravitas to convert plans to pragmatic solutions and bring on-board peers and stakeholders alike. So, this role will draw on your industry experience and of LEAN and Continuous Improvement practices to bring your Teams to Best in Class status.

This is an exciting opportunity for a career minded individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a fast pace environment.

The Role

  • Reporting to the General Manager.
  • Ensure effective communication throughout the operational leadership team, communicating planned requirements providing information on performance.
  • Ensure that a best in class safety performance is delivered through a behavioural based safety culture.
  • Build and implement an effective employee engagement strategy, resulting in a highly engaged and motivated workforce.
  • To ensure the operation achieves targeted daily and weekly KPIs.
  • To ensure the department provides a quality first class service to each customer.
  • To ensure the department operates within the legal constraints of the operator’s license.
  • Ensure the operation is fully compliant with legislation and company tachograph policy were applicable and the operation complies with the Road Traffic Act;
  • Ensuring financial performance is within budget.
  • Develop a talented team and create robust succession plans for current and future key roles
  • To participate in commercial reviews with the Senior Management Team, Company Finance teams.

The Person

  • Proven experience of working within a fast pace logistics environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to operate at multiple levels and establish effective communication channels in both customer organisations and internal.
  • Experience using LEAN & Continuous Improvement practices
  • Robust influencing and negotiation skills – proven to deliver successful change in complex customer operational environments.
  • Experienced in developing and deepening customer relationships, resulting in improved commercial performance and growth delivery.
  • Strong Managerial experience is essential – Proven People management skills
  • Ideally, multi-site operational management experience
  • You would have had people report into you in your previous role
  • Proven communication skills are essential – It is important in this role to be able to develop strong relationships with other departments and customers.
  • You will be inquisitive, innovative and deliver an exceptional service to the customer. Excellent commercial acumen – understand the dynamics of both open/ closed book operations
  • Excellent Computer Literacy
  • A CPC holder. (National & International)
  • Able to manage conflict and tough conversations including complex IR issues.
  • The business operates 24/7 therefore it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 7734 861 080 or +44 (0) 1273 720 599 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to info@fmkconsulting.co (*not co.uk or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Warehouse Manager (Fresh Produce)

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Our client is a well-known company in the fresh produce industry supplying a variety of UK retail and food service clients. Due to continued expansion and success they are looking for a experienced and highly capable Warehouse Manager to join their buzzing and thriving team in Kent

The successful candidate will be accountable for the end to end management of your business unit including managing efficiency, productivity, people planning and budget management.

Main Job Responsibilities:-

  • Receive daily supermarket orders
  • Ensure they have been inputted into the system correctly
  • Oversee all dispatch of packed product
  • Produce all tickets and load plans for dispatched fruit
  • Ensure all stores are set at right temperature
  • Manage all incoming / outgoing storage work
  • Ensure a very high level of cleanliness at all times
  • Manage the temperature of the dispatch area
  • Help plan weekly rotas of all staff to cater for the production needs / Dispatch needs
  • Liaise with QC team, Spot checks on packed & out graded product
  • Source correct raw material
  • Liaise with growers/ transport agents
  • Rotate stock & ensure all product out loaded from chiller
  • Instruct fork lift personnel and ensure stock stored and rotated correctly
  • Record stocks of processing fruit so it can be out loaded regularly
  • Promote high standards of hygiene
  • Ensure regular cleaning carried out
  • Ensure all breakages are dealt with properly, adhering to the relevant procedures
  • Ensure good practices adopted to provide safe and healthy workplace
  • Assist with implementing HACCP
  • All staff to be trained as required to carry out their duties
  • Yard to be a tidy and safe environment
  • Waste disposal managed
  • All machinery including fork lifts, roller & pallet trucks, overwrap machine etc to be maintained regularly.
  • Preventative action to be taken to avoid possible breakdowns
  • Machinery repaired as cost effectively and quickly as possible

Please apply if you have similar experience:-

  • Fresh Produce or Similar Industry Experience is desirable
  • You would have experience working in a similar role within a FMCG company
  • Ideally you would have a established background in a Fresh Produce or Food company within a Warehouse Management role
  • Strong Managerial experience is essential
  • Previous experience working with major multiple retailers and other food outlets
  • Proven communication skills are essential – It is important in this role to be able to develop strong relationships with other departments and customers.
  • Must have strong experience of working in a Warehouse
  • Excellent Computer Literacy

Please contact Georgina on +44 (0) 1273 720 599 or Frank on +44 (0) 7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.