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Warehouse Operative

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Date: 22-Nov-2022

Location: Dursley, GLS, GB

Company: Kerry

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Operative to join our Kerry Team in Cam, near Dursley in Gloucestershire.


It is a permanent position, Monday – Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. During periods of increased demand, voluntary overtime with increased pay is available.


Kerry Cam site is a well-established, small factory with about 35 employees. It is a regional centre for Gum Acacia production, which is used for global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical markets. The site has onsite parking, and it is located close to Cam & Dursley train station (less than 15 mins walk) and bus stops (2 mins walk).


The Warehouse Operative role is a multi-departmental function intending to lead out or provide support in completion of tasks in the following areas:


  • Goods In/Out
  • Site Hygiene
  • Production Support
  • Warehouse 


An experience as Warehouse Operative, Stores Person, Forklift Operator and similar is advantageous.


What’s in it for you? £11.90 per hour with increased rate after probation, opportunity for career development, matched pension scheme (up to 10%) and access to an employee assistance program and employee benefit platform (discounts on retailers online and in store, travel deals and more).


The role will start at the beginning of the 2023



Key responsibilities


Main Objectives of the role are:


  • To ensure, that all incoming Raw Materials are checked, identified and labelled; and all finished product is correctly loaded and despatched ready for onward delivery.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the site.
  • To support manufacturing areas to make sure, that finished packed product follow customer specification.
  • To keep inventory accurate and up to date
  • To optimise all racked areas and make sure, that specific zones are correctly managed.
  • To work with key supply chain contracts to ensure that end to end business operation is consistently managed.


To support main objectives, your responsibilities as a Warehouse Operative will include:


  • Working to develop and deliver daily in/out transport schedules. Checking off loads against inbound delivery and booking onto the system. Creating labels for loads, booking in and despatching from Cam via SAP system.
  • Correct use and checking of FLT & PPT equipment.
  • Reporting of any quality or quantity issues.
  • Management of trailer activities with supply chain and third-party logistic providers.
  • Carry out & document regular racking inspection checks.
  • Carry out manual hygiene duties or operating equipment/machinery when required, like forklift trucks, pressure washers, scrubbers etc.
  • Organize warehouse and work area to maintain order.
  • Take a proactive role in internal and external site hygiene duties
  • Following production schedules to achieve 100% attainment to plans.
  • Understand and participate with any Continuous Improvement projects within the value stream.


Qualifications and skills


  • Forklift experience essential. Refresher course possible. Valid Forklift truck (Counterbalance) License beneficial
  • COSHH Awareness certificate
  • PPT & Scissor lift experience beneficial
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to work unsupervised for long periods of time
  • To work within Health & Safety guidelines
  • Good computer skills are essential; previous SAP knowledge is beneficial
  • Ability to follow written instructions
  • Ability to train & operate various lifting equipment
  • An understanding of general manufacturing processes


About Kerry



Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.​