Despatch Operative

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Despatch Operative required

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Established over 48 years ago, our client is a leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands. As part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, they have expanded their Wholesale Cash & Carry operations at the 4-acre Nursery site. The company plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market as well as enhancing the offering by establishing an online platform to enable clients to order directly from their website.

This has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join their friendly, people focused team.

Purpose of the Role: –

To ensure that all customers received their orders in good condition and within a reasonable time frame that is acceptable and cost effective for both the company and the customer.

The role involves working closely with Procurement, sales and production to ensure that as a team, they can deliver great service to clients.

Key Skills: –

This is a hands-on role, the position would suit a person with previous experience working within a despatch team in a horticultural business, some horticultural experience is essential.

The candidate must be well organised, good with detail, methodical with a friendly personality. Strong communication skills and the ability to plan and organise work effectively are key to this role.

Forklift licence or Forklift experience is required.

Key responsibilities: –

Plan and execute the picking and packing of stock for orders to be despatched or for collection.

Loading & Unloading lorries.

-Manage incoming goods and organise appropriate actions for inward stock and ensure after care is arrangewith appropriate team members.

-Liaise with other members of the team to ensure the correct resources are available for you to complete required tasks.

Ensure effective and safe supervision of team members under your supervision.

Ensuring company Quality standards are adhered to.

Organise and coordinate transportation activities

Report to your line manager on progress against targets and any issues arising and possible solutions.

Understanding and implementing Health & Safety, Environmental and other Regulatory procedures when necessary.

Work with other team members to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.


Pension scheme with up to 3% contribution matching

23 Days holiday per annum plus Public holidays

Job Type: Full-Time based on a standard 40-hour week (some overtime will be required)

Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Competitive salary available based on experience

If this Despatch Operative vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Despatch Operative vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Despatch Operative vacancy will have been unsuccessful.