Adecco are proud to be working with a food manufacturing company who are opening a new site, see details below:

Job Title: Warehouse Supervisor

Location: Chartham, Kent

Salary: £13.26 per hour

Hours: Thursday to Monday 7.30am – 6.00pm (could be required to work on rotating shifts including 1.00pm – 11.30pm during peak periods)


  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Overtime available
  • Free parking
  • Fresh fruit
  • Monthly staff events such as BBQ or Pizza afternoons
  • Growing company, progression available
  • Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Organise the Operatives to ensure daily production requirements are achieved and customer orders are to the highest quality and standard.
  • Ensure that the despatch area is used to maximum capacity.
  • Line manage a team of 10 Despatch Operatives, including training and absences.
  • Review and plan daily workload with the Despatch Manager.
  • Deliver clear and concise instructions to Operatives in order for tasks to be completed in a productive and cost-effective manner.
  • Communicate effectively to managers, colleagues, customers, and drivers.
  • Ensure staff adhere to health, safety and hygiene policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all equipment (forklifts, electric and hand barrows and flexi trucks) and machines used in despatch are safe and suitable for purpose.
  • Immediately address issues regarding load plans, intakes, stocks, scanners, machinery forms and cleanliness and escalate to Despatch Manager where required.
  • Sign CMR and delivery notes.
  • If working on the late shift to ensure stocks are correct and saved, the site is clean, lights are off and the site is locked and secure before leaving.
  • Constantly re-assess the department workload.
  • Update and address new orders or requests passed on from the Despatch/Production Managers.
  • Ensure stocks are used in the correct rotation to meet customer wishes.
  • Support Despatch Operatives with any problems or issues they may encounter.
  • Manage performance and conduct related issues seeking advice and support from Despatch Manager and HR Department.
  • Provide cover in the absence of Despatch Manager,
  • Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Drive and resilience and the ability to embrace change
  • The ability to build relationships and work as a team.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Persuading and influencing.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Problem solving and judgement.
  • Leadership and development.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English numeracy and literacy.
  • IT literate – conversant with Microsoft office applications.
  • Experience of working in a food production/manufacturing environment.
  • Level 2 Hygiene and food safety awareness – ideal but not essential.
  • Level 2 HACCP – ideal but not essential.
  • Forklift licence – ideal but not essential.
  • Next steps:

    If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

    Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.