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Despatch Manager

Requisition ID 29568
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 

Division  Kerry Foods
Recruiter #LI-RB1

 

We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About Kerry

 

More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.

 

Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.

 

As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.

 

Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

About the role

 

We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and an altogether individual business. We’re home to incredible brands such as Cheestrings, Mattessons, Wall’s & Richmond sausages, Pure, Yollies, Dairygold and Denny.  Plus we’re a leading producer of yummy supermarket private label products such as ready meals, cooked meats, cheese and dairy products.  We’re made up of a team of brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day.

 

Join us as a Despatch Manager and you could help us reach millions more.

Key responsibilities

 

  • Liaise with customer depots and agreed hauliers in order to ensure maximum customer service records are achieved
  • Ensure allocated site depot day plan for despatch is organised and coordinated with the required load plan
  • Ensure daily despatch hauliers timing sheet is adhered to with correct trailer loads on agreed times and liaising with customer depots and agreed hauliers in order to ensure maximum customer service records are achieved.
  • Ensure loads are despatched at correct temperatures and all relevant paperwork is filled.
  • Drive cost per case down to hit targets and analysing the cost of transport, keeping an eye on the supply chain
  • Maintain and encourage staff development with training records, encourage team building and hold regular team briefings and carry out staff appraisals
  • Develop good working relationships with customer depots and hauliers. and liaise with other site departments in order to meet daily despatch plan
  • Ensure that Account Payable queries are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that ARQMS debit notes are kept to a minimum and any other issues are resolved in timely manner
  • Understanding of KPI’s, to undertake any other duties allocated by the Operations Manager, carry out project work when required and keeping the Operations Manager abreast of any issues
  • Ensure good standard of housekeeping and cleaning maintained in all working areas and staff understand all aspects of health and safety at work

Qualifications and skills

 

  • Supply chain management experience
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must have Excel Skill, Word, Forklift, WMS
  • Preferably have experience with SAP. WMS, AP, Kronos
  • Quality and customer driven
  • Strong personality, Self starter with tenacity and drive Ability to meet set deadlines Excellent communicator and committed team player
  • Be able to work under pressure, have a professional and proactive approach, can do attitude and be flexible

Take a look at what’s going on at Kerry Foods on our LinkedIn page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kerryfoodsofficial

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