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LGV Class 2 Driver

Reference Number:
HO/KT/002
Location:
Hoddesdon
Reporting To:
Transport Manager
Hours:
48 hours per week
Job Type:
Transport - LGV Driver
Department:
Transport Manager
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa pro-rata, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme

We require LGV Drivers to join us in Hoddesdon. Our LGV Drivers do more than a ‘driving job’. It’s about ensuring our customers get the best impression of our organisation. You are the ‘face’ of our business, not just our delivery driver.

 

It’s all about making a good impression with your appearance, manner and the look of your vehicle. Ensuring goods are delivered ON TIME within the WINDOW, in a first class condition, completing all necessary paperwork and above all, leaving everyone you meet with a really positive impression of you and our business.

 

You will be aware and adhere to all driving legislation required for driving a LGV vehicle and follow all Health and Safety procedures and be responsible for your own and other peoples Health and Safety. You will comply at all times with all relevant legislation in food safety and chill chain standards and ensure that the fridge is set to the correct temperature for the job being done. You will ensure that your vehicle is maintained in a safe and clean condition by doing all safety checks and filling in your defect book. You will ensure the security of all company property that is under your charge and collect all empty equipment from the customer. You must co-operate fully with the driver debrief procedure and undertake any other duties that may prove necessary.

 

This is a demanding, but rewarding, role involving manual handling and multi-drop deliveries. You should therefore be confident to drive and deliver to various outlets throughout the UK.

 

This can include any five days per week and will include weekend and public holiday working. On occasions it may be necessary to assist in the loading of vehicles.

 

It is essential that you hold a current LGV Class 2 driving licence and also a driver CPC card.

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Commercial Audit Administrator

Reference Number:
RO/TH/705
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Equipment Manager
Hours:
40
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Commercial Audit Department
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
 

A role has arisen in the Credit Admin Department.

The Credit Admin department is an essential part of the Best Food Logistics finance function. The main objectives of the department are to ensure client invoices are processed / stored and our clients credit notes are processed in a timely manner.

The Commercial Audit Administrators key responsibilities will include:

 

  • Daily filing of processed invoices.
  • Daily processing of client credit notes.
  • Processing of customer re-charges on the Minster system.
  • Dealing with customers missing and unsigned invoices.
  • Retrieval of invoices processed from archives on request
  • Assisting the department in achieving weekly targets.
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by the Manager/Supervisor.

 

Whilst not essential basic excel skills are desired, along with a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work. You should have proven PC skills and be able to work well in a team environment. Attention to detail and good organisational skills are essential.

Hours Information- 40 Hours per week, Monday-Friday. There will also be a requirement to work Bank Holidays when required.

 

To apply please forward your application to the HR Department, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Credit Investigator

Reference Number:
RO/TH/855
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Equipment/Credit Audit Manager
Hours:
40 per week
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Commercial Audit Department
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
This role is situated at the Royton depot and is a key department responsible for all credits claimed for by the customer on a daily basis. You will be working with a dynamic team and will assist in investigating credit claims to the business, inclusive of stock and product audits.

 

The successful candidate will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 

You will be required to have knowledge of warehouse and commercial audit processes and procedures, including credit investigations, interrogating stock balances, product and location knowledge, understanding of and the ability to use voice technology, knowledge of customer services processes and procedures. This is includes failed delivery process.  Also knowledge of transport processes and procedures, this includes driver documentation, delivery invoices and backhaul monitoring and Transcan information.

Applicants must have an excellent telephone manner and communication skills, be able to focus on accuracy and adopt a methodical approach with a keen eye for detail. PC Skills, especially Microsoft Excel and Word.  You must be of an inquisitive and assertive nature, be pro-active and able to work under your own initiative.

In addition to your main duties, you may be required to carry out other duties consistent with your status and abilities as the company may from time to time require

There is a requirement to travel to other sites on occasions which may require overnight stays.

Working pattern is Monday to Friday, however there will be a requirement for occasional weekends and Bank Holidays.

 

To apply please forward your application to the HR Department, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Credit Controller

Reference Number:
RO/TH/849
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Credit Manager
Hours:
40
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Credit Control, Finance
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
 

The Credit Control department is an essential part of the Best Food Logistics Finance function. The main objectives of the Credit Control team are to ensure the customer accounts are paid in full and to terms, to resolve customer enquiries and to maintain credit insurance cover.

The department provides this service for all depots across Best Food Logistics.

Your main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

You will be required to build and maintain a good relationship with a range of customers, including head offices and franchisees, to ensure that payments are received on time and in full. To facilitate this you will need to send weekly and monthly statements, resolve any customer queries with other departments (Customer Services/CAD/National Account Managers).

You will need to chase any overdue accounts for payment and suspend accounts/supplies if necessary. You will need to perform regular audits which may require retrieval of paperwork from archives (onsite/warehouse/offsite storage).

You will be required to set up new and maintain existing accounts on Minster and Open Accounts systems, post received payments to the ledger, allocate and resolve any discrepancies, and maintain cash neutrality reports on your customers.

You will also need to prepare and submit weekly and monthly Direct Debit files, and prepare weekly and long term cash forecasts for your range of customer.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Previous experience in a credit control or sales ledger role
  • Good time management skills; the ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines
  • Good Excel and Word skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of Minster and Open Accounts is preferable but training will be provided

 

 

To apply please forward your application to the HR Department, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Supply Chain Support Analyst

Reference Number:
RO/TH/825
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Supply Chain Manager
Hours:
40
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Supply Chain
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme, Company Shop
The Supply Chain function situated at the Royton Depot is a key department responsible for stock replenishment that interfaces with clients and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

Working within a dynamic supply chain and client team, you will support the delivery of great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on driving supply chain performance.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support Supply Chain Analysts in their daily tasks to ensure efficient flow of goods throughout the network, managing constraints efficiently and collaboratively. This will include the successful delivery of customer promotions and menu change activity particularly through the prioritisation of inbound and provision of accurate/timely information and a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and wider business initiatives including, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.

You will be required to track and report Key Performance Indicators, including availability, inventory, promotions and events management and generate continuous improvement suggestions in support of customers and our business through the implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working.

Specific accountabilities include the ability to balance inbound priorities with depot capacity, prioritizing appropriate purchase orders to support inventory control and availability metrics. Pro-actively engage with suppliers to ensure booking slots are secured and deliveries arrive as required, working collaboratively to resolve any issues. Ensuring customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets. That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making. To pro-actively engage with National Account Managers to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock

Applicants must have excellent communication and mathematical skills, the ability to effectively prioritise and organise your own work and do so under pressure. PC skills, especially Microsoft Excel, are advantageous as well as a good understanding of a fast moving consumer goods supply chain. Working towards relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous, as would previous stock analyst and inventory control experience.

Monday to Friday. Bank Holiday work will be required by arrangement, usually on a rota basis.

To apply please forward your application to the Supply Chain Manager, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG
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Supply Chain Analyst

Reference Number:
RO/TH/832
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Supply Chain Manager
Hours:
40
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Supply Chain
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme, Company Shop
 

The Supply Chain function situated at the Royton Depot is a key department responsible for demand planning and stock replenishment that interfaces with customers, suppliers and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

Working within a dynamic supply chain team, you will deliver a great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on proactive supply chain management in partnership with our customers, delivering commercial benefit through the supply chain.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; this includes the responsibility for successful delivery of inventory budget (~£3m per week) and achievement of product availability target (~99.5%+ daily). You will be required to identify and implement initiatives that drive an improvement in forecast accuracy, challenge and influence suppliers to generate an improvement in service, responsiveness and efficiency.

Where issues arise you will ensure these are dealt with appropriately, creating win-win scenarios and where appropriate escalating the issues to line manager/key stakeholders for support/resolution, ensure a consistent balance of priorities and productivity between the business goals and demands of customers, particularly in relation to operational efficiency (cost) and customer expectations, ensure all business rules developed with the supplier of the Demand, Forecasting, Replenishment and Planning (DFRP) solution meet the goals of customers and the business, reducing risk of conflict and ensuring appropriate targeting of areas for improvement within the supply chain.

You will deliver outlined forecast accuracy targets across all item classifications supported by a review of historical sales trends and other demand influencers in addition to excellent communication with customers and industry knowledge. This will include a variety of elements including accountability for the successful delivery of customer promotions and menu change activity, leadership of a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and pro-active support of wider business initiatives including supplier development, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.

 

You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and support customers and our business through the generation, development and implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working, becoming a subject matter expert in Slim4 replenishment system, driving continuous improvement, developing and enhancing one best way of working and leading training/development sessions for colleagues

Specific accountabilities include the ability to ensure customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets (KPIs). That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making. To work collaboratively with National Account Managers to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock

Applicants must be educated to a degree level or equivalent, a minimum of 2 to 3 years Supply Chain and replenishment experience with capability to demonstrate and apply industry best practice. Have an analytical and inquisitive mind, with strong data analysis skills, excellent communication skills both verbal and written, knowledge of supply chain systems and processes in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment. The ability to multi-task, remain calm and thrive in a fast moving environment, an awareness of leading edge industry developments within the wider supply chain arena. The ability to influence at all levels particularly with regard to collaborative solutions delivery have Advanced Microsoft Office capability, particularly Microsoft Excel.

Bank Holiday and some weekend work will be required by arrangement, usually on a rota basis.

To apply please forward your application to the Supply Chain Manager, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Fresh & Inbound Co-ordinator

Reference Number:
RO/TH/854
Location:
Royton
Reporting To:
Supply Chain Controller
Hours:
40 hours plus rota’d overtime
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Supply Chain
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa (pro rata), Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
The Fresh & Inbound section of the Supply Chain department is an integral part of the Supply Chain team, situated at the Royton Depot. The department forms an essential part of the depot and is a key interface with our customers and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

Within this role you will support in the delivery of great service to our customers through the delivery of outstanding availability and ensuring the efficient throughput of inbound deliveries at all depots.

You will be accountable for the accurate ordering of fresh product across the shared user network, as well as ensuring inbound bookings are completed accurately.

A key contact for customer supply chain queries, you will ensure pro-active communication is provided giving confidence that the customers’ supply chain is being managed in-line with their expectations

You will achieve and maintain customer product availability by controlling the accurate ordering of £390m / 24m cases of fresh goods per annum achieving availability of upwards of 98.8% dependent on customer needs.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent attention to detail and have the ability to challenge existing processes, identifying opportunities for efficiency.

With excellent written and verbal communication skills, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to multi-task, prioritise and remain cam in a fast moving environment.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel would also be an advantage

Specific Hours Information:

Monday – Friday, 08.00am – 16.30pm, rota’d Lates (up to 17.30pm) and rota’d Saturdays and Sundays as required.

To apply please forward your application to; Human Resources Dept, Best Food Logistics, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6JG or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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HR Assistant

Location:
Hoddesdon
Reporting To:
HR Manager
Hours:
37.5
Job Type:
Depot & Back Office
Department:
Human Resources
Closing Date:
25th March 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
We have an opportunity for a HR Assistant to join our team to meet the demands of a growing organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain generalist HR experience and work in a varied, busy role.

 

You will be responsible for the day to day administration for the team providing a high level of support to the HR team as well as being the first point of contact for telephone calls and face to face queries. Your duties will include:

 

  • Providing basic advice to Line Managers/employees regarding HR policies and processes
  • Creating and maintaining staff records, both manual and electronic
  • Supporting the administration of the recruitment process inclusive of Asylum and Immigration requirements
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of HR information
  • Support the production of management information
  • Producing invite/outcome letters, offers of employment, probation and confirmation of change letters
  • Production of reports as required
  • Supporting managers in the completion of payroll forms and HR request forms in a timely manner
  • Administration of the leaver process ensuring relevant forms completed as required
  • Managing all internal and external correspondence that comes into HR function
  • Stationary ordering
  • Recruitment administration including coordinating interviews
  • Proactively engage with candidates regarding roles and arrange interviews
  • Maintain accurate recruitment and headcount information
  • Ensure relevant documentation is received, i.e. right to work
  • Deliver the HR Induction to new starters

This will involve a high level of organisational skills and the ability to work with other members of the team as well as using your own initiative to prioritise the varied administrative duties of this busy department.

This role would be suitable for someone who has previous administrative experience, ideally within an HR environment, has an excellent level of PC knowledge including Microsoft Office and ability to work to deadlines. You will be able to work well with others and communicate effectively. It is also important that you are proactive, have a keen eye for detail and respect the need for confidentiality.

Working pattern is Monday to Friday

 

To apply please forward your application to recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Shunter

Reference Number:
BA/KK/023
Location:
Banbury
Reporting To:
Transport Shift Manager
Hours:
48 Hours per week
Job Type:
Transport - LGV Driver
Department:
Transport
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 28 days Holiday pa, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
 

A Shunter role has become available within our Transport department. Reporting to the Transport Shift Managers, this role will involve moving vehicles on and off loading bays, parking them safely and preparing them for departure.

You will be responsible for checking that freezer thermostats and refrigerator units are working correctly and reporting any faults via the relevant channels, reporting any health and safety issues on vehicles and in your working environment and ensuring that the transport department are aware of any serious damage to the vehicles. You will remain in constant communication with the Transport Department via a handheld radio to ensure that suitable vehicles are available as and when required.

There will be an occasional need for offsite travel to recover drivers and for collection of vehicles from workshops as required.

An LGV Class 1 licence is an essential requirement for this role, as is the need to observe company Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times.

 

To apply please forward your application to the HR Department, Best Food Logistics, Dorcas Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 4XJ or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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Driver Debrief

Reference Number:
BA/KK/022
Location:
Banbury
Reporting To:
Transport Manager
Hours:
40 hours per week
Job Type:
Transport
Department:
Transport
Closing Date:
1st April 2019
Benefits:
Pension, 25 days annual holiday pro rata, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme
 

Your main duties will include:

  • Debrief all drivers returning to the depot.
  • Ensure compliance of all delivery paperwork is signed, present and correct to avoid POD queries and financial losses to the business
  • Complete and send the end of shift report each evening.
  • Complete driver debrief database and send to relevant people (ongoing throughout the day)
  • Check all returned invoices for signatures and completeness
  • Visual confirmation of returned stock against driver’s discrepancy sheet.
  • Liaise with transport regarding failed drops returning to depot
  • Send “end of day” report at the end of shift via email
  • Feeding back to drivers on Early/Late delivery and non compliance
  • General Transport administration as an when required including, supporting on Early/Late delivery reporting processes, PDA compliance, PCN’s – Future
  • Ensuring driver compliance in returning paperwork i.e., all invoices signed credits reported and failed or late deliveries managed accordingly.
  • Daily driver debriefs, provide and communicate to the drivers. Liaise with transport and Inbound Logistics.
  • Communicating with drivers as part of debrief.
  • End of day report.

 

To be successful in this role you will need:

A methodical approach and keen eye for detail and accuracy.

Knowledge of warehouse, transport and customer services process and procedures.

Excellent communication skills.

Be driving and enthusiastic.

Be pro-active and able to work under your own initiative.

The ability to be flexible and able to work a rotated shift pattern.

 

The work pattern is:

5 out of 7 days 12pm to 8pm

 

To apply please forward your application to the HR Department, Best Food Logistics, Dorcas Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 4XJ or email recruitment@bestfoodlogistics.com
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