Radial Depot Manager

Posted 05 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Internal
Job FunctionOperations
Expiry date 12 July 2024

Job description

Why Greencore? 


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn. Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


Our Carmarthen distribution depot serves convenience retailers and forecourts in the region. The depot operates a fleet of 14 vehicles on 12 routes. 



What you’ll be doing


To lead and direct a depot team to ensure operational standards are met and depots are developed to meet current and future business objectives

  • Provide leadership and direction to the team to ensure that they are engaged, focused, developed and delivering to their potential
  • Review labour requirements and availability to deploy cost effective plans, ensuring resource availability and capability aligns with business operating needs
  • Direct daily operational practices to ensure that safety and compliance with group policy are critical priorities
  • Ensure the facilities and all components and assets are maintained to ensure operational safety and efficiency
  • Monitor the utilisation and maintenance of the transport fleet to ensure adherence to all agreed internal and legal standards
  • Take first line management responsibility for all people management issues on site
  • Oversee the execution of operational plans which control spend and ensure the correct and timely delivery of customer orders
  • Ensure the team is adopting appropriate administrative procedures and reporting all necessary information to meet audit standards
  • Monitor key performance indicator and budget performance to identify and implement continuous improvement programmes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of pick, packing and loading of vehicles
  • Provide practical support to the commercial team in building and sustaining commercial relationships and preparing the depot for changes in customer requirements
  • Lead the implementation of local capex projects to ensure that new equipment or functionality is delivered on time and embedded in day to day working practices

What we're looking for


At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better. 

  • Experience in managing safety in functional area e.g., Highfield Level 2
  • Basic food hygiene certificate e.g., Highfield Level 1
  • Understand the best practice processes for functional areas, like managing a transport operation
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Understanding of Lean to identify and implement business improvement programmes
  • Able to use Microsoft Office suite and other IT tools to record and report effectively
  • Use of sector specific electronic management tools e.g., ISOTRAK and handheld technology

These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be in place at recruitment.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success. 



What you’ll get in return 

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits 
  • Holidays 
  • Pension up to 8% matched 
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary 
  • Company share save scheme 
  • Greencore Qualifications 
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform 
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform 

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.