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Logisitcs Manager

Location: Dishforth, Thirsk (YO7), YO7 3DH

The Role

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will work within a busy manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will take the lead in overseeing the transport fleet and logistical operation of the business to ensure that the business can deliver within business constraints as required. This will include:

  • Being responsible for ensuring the right products are delivered to the right location on time, to the quality required and in the most cost-effective way
  • Management & scheduling of own fleet and 3rd party providers
  • Evaluate the performance and deliver efficiency improvements of the logistics operation
  • Understanding the inbound and outbound supply chain to optimise fleet utilisation via the liaison with raw material suppliers, customer services, manufacturing, commercial teams and customers

Key duties include:

  • Integration of own and 3rd party operators to ensure Production output is maximised as efficiently as possible
  • Ensure good communication with stakeholders at all levels
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Negotiate rates and contracts with 3rd party providers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle, manage delivery times and to evaluate cost performance against budget
  • Allocate and manage staff & fleet resources according to changing needs
  • Continually try to improve and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures
  • Implement and monitor health and safety procedures across the logistics function
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Ensure metrics, reports and process documentation is available for management review
  • Develop, implement and control ongoing fleet replacement plans
  • Manage and optimise the day to day running of the fleet
  • Instigate process review and improvement exercises using available data to deliver best in class driver and fleet performance
  • Ensure inbound and outbound material planning and production scheduling is properly aligned & executed to facilitate optimised fleet running costs incl driver hours.
  • To implement standards and systems that delivers best in class performance and compliance with all customer, statutory and regulatory requirements in fleet management, health & safety and environment.

Essential Criteria:

  • Prior experience of working in agricultural logistics/supply chain function with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualified to operate own fleet
  • Thorough knowledge of complex fast moving Logistics operations
  • IT literate with the ability to handle electronic data
  • Commercial and financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of failure in terms of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Demonstrable experience of good people management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence stakeholders
  • A positive attitude to continued learning
  • Able to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Flexible and adaptable in terms of role and work hours

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • Company pension scheme paid via salary sacrifice
  • 40 hour week, flexibility will be required
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan
  • Based in Dishforth

How to apply?

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV, covering letter indicating your notice period and salary expectations and why you are suitable for this role to: michelle.mccann@devenish.com

Closing date for applications is 20th February 2022 at 5pm

 

Weekend Production Operators

Location:Dishforth, Thirsk (YO7), YO7 3DH

The Role

Successful candidate/s will work as part of a team across current shift patterns in a Mill environment to deliver set KPI's within Safety, Quality, Delivery and Technical Objectives to meet production demands. This role will report to the Shift Supervisor / Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) when operating machinery or FLT's, especially in regard to Health & Safety, work instructions, and quality procedures and standards
  • To complete all training required to successfully carry out all tasks
  • Ensure that all paperwork relevant in your area is completed to a high degree of accuracy
  • To work as part of a production / operational team to manufacture products, adhering to H&S, work order sheets and comply with quality guidelines
  • To ensure all daily operational and housekeeping tasks are completed to a high standard and fully documented
  • To ensure that your designated workstation/ area is clean and tidy during and at the end of your shift, complying with the required clean as you go policy
  • Ensure that the relevant PPE is worn at all times
  • To carry out all tasks and duties in accordance with Health & Safety standards
  • Always pay due care and attention when moving pallets anywhere in the operation
  • To maintain a positive attitude and actively engage and work well with others
  • Have a good attendance and timekeeping record, and adhere to all site rules regarding break times and smoking policy
  • Work flexibly to meet demands which may include work at our second miles from Dishforth (Milby)
  • To carry out other tasks as detailed by the Production Management
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Work with Production Manager and Shift Managers to ensure shared responsibility for delivering all Key Production Indicators and targets
  • Be a flexible and committed member of the Production team
  • Behave professionally with a positive and helpful attitude to all colleagues and customers

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience within a production/manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work as a strong team player and demonstrate a knowledge of output and quality standards
  • Ability to operate manufacturing equipment
  • Computer literate
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Willingness to learn new roles
  • Physical capability to meeting the manual handling aspects of the role
  • Maths and English at grade C or greater
  • A good level of both written and verbal English

Desirable Criteria:

  • Forklift Counterbalance licence would be advantageous
  • Knowledge/experience of SCADA

Pay & Benefits:

  • Based in Dishforth
  • 36 hours per week Friday to Sunday days (whilst training this will be Monday to Friday)
  • Competitive rates of pay via a structured grading system
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan
  • Company pension scheme, paid via salary sacrifice

How to apply? 

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating why you are suitable for this role to: michelle.mccann@devenish.com


Closing date for applications is 20th February at 5pm

 

Press Production Operators

Location:Dishforth, Thirsk (YO7), YO7 3DH

The Role

Successful candidate/s will work as part of a team across current shift patterns in a Mill environment to deliver set KPI's within Safety, Quality, Delivery and Technical Objectives to meet production demands. This role will report to the Shift Supervisor / Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) when operating machinery or FLT's, especially in regard to Health & Safety, work instructions, and quality procedures and standards
  • Ensuring the press is kept operating for the full length of the shift
  • To complete all training required to successfully carry out all tasks
  • Ensure vehicles are loaded with the correct product and in a timely manner
  • When appropriate weigh vehicles in and out
  • Ensure that all paperwork relevant in your area is completed to a high degree of accuracy
  • To work as part of a production / operational team to manufacture products, adhering to H&S, work order sheets and comply with quality guidelines
  • To ensure all daily operational and housekeeping tasks are completed to a high standard and fully documented
  • To ensure that your designated workstation/ area is clean and tidy during and at the end of your shift, complying with the required clean as you go policy
  • Ensure that the relevant PPE is worn at all times
  • To carry out all tasks and duties in accordance with Health & Safety standards
  • Always pay due care and attention when moving pallets anywhere in the operation
  • To maintain a positive attitude and actively engage and work well with others
  • Have a good attendance and timekeeping record, and adhere to all site rules regarding break times and smoking policy
  • Work flexibly to meet demands which may include work at our second site Milby
  • To carry out other tasks as detailed by the Production Management
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Work with Production Manager and Shift Managers to ensure shared responsibility for delivering all Key Production Indicators and targets
  • Be a flexible and committed member of the Production team
  • Behave professionally with a positive and helpful attitude to all colleagues and customers
Essential Criteria:
  • Previous experience within a production/manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work as a strong team player and demonstrate a knowledge of output and quality standards
  • Ability to operate manufacturing equipment
  • Computer literate
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Willingness to learn new roles
  • Physical capability to meeting the manual handling aspects of the role
  • Maths and English at grade C or greater
  • A good level of both written and verbal English
Desirable Criteria:
  • Forklift Counterbalance licence would be advantageous
  • Knowledge/experience of SCADA

Pay & Benefits:

  • 36 hours per week Friday to Sunday
  • Competitive rates of pay via a structured grading system
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan
  • Company pension scheme, paid via salary sacrifice

How to apply?

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating why you are suitable for this role to: megan.hudson@a-one.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2022 at 5pm

 

Devenish is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community