Logistics Team Leader (J002439)

Date added: Tuesday 03 August 2021

Job summary

Title: Logistics Team Leader (experienced graduate applications welcome)
Location: Lichfield
Salary: £27447.39 per annum
Working hours: 4 on 4 off

About us

Florette is one of five UK based food manufacturing factories who are owned by the French co-operative group, Agrial. Agrial has operations across 18 regions with 280 farming outlets and it’s not just about lettuce!

All 5 UK sites operate under the name of Agrial Fresh Produce Limited and fall under Agrial’s vegetable division. The business is more recognisable in the UK by its Florette salad brand and we are now one of the UK’s leading producers in the industry. We have a recipe for success through our EPIC values and working together as one team.

Our Florette site is a well-established manufacturing business unit based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Under the brand, Florette, the site processes and distributes pre-packed, ready to eat fresh salad bags to some of the UK’s well-known retailers.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who has approximately two years+ experience working in Logistics (maybe a Graduate looking for the next step in their career)
  • It would be advantageous if you have worked in the food industry, but not essential

Main Responsibilities

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  • Ensure that the daily/weekly plan is delivered in full and in line with budget including labour usage and yield.  Monitor and report on hourly, daily and shift performance
  • Ensure all staff are suitably equipped and trained to perform in their role currently and for future needs of the business
  • Ensure compliance to all health and safety, HR policies and quality procedures both internally and externally
  • Performance manage team including quarterly performance reviews, target setting and coaching where required
  • Maintain good GMP of both area and plant liaising with Engineering/Snr technician where appropriate
  • Facilitate with the CI Manager to LEAN agenda and coordinate projects to be delivered by the team
  • Being present in the department. Expectation of 95% time spent in working area
  • Developing robust succession plan for team
  • To lead Cell Reviews, SICs and Operational Improvement Plans
  • To take the lead role in Accident and Near Miss Investigations including Root Cause Analysis, Conduct Reviews and improvement actions in liaising with the Area Manager and site Health and Safety Officer
  • To be a leading example and promotor of positive behavioural safety through participating in and training out Safety Starts With Me observations

Skills and Experience Required

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience of managing teams with a headcount >10 including conducting investigations
  • Knowledge and examples of application of Lean tools and techniques including problem solving
  • Good level of mathematical capability and an understanding of yield and productivity measures
  • Good communication skills and a desire to build cross functional relationships
  • Knowledge of quality systems including HACCP and corrective and preventative actions
  • Ensure food safety and hygiene protocols are followed
  • Hazard awareness and knowledge of risk control measures
  • Good attention to detail with a tenacious approach
  • Ability to delivery safety briefs in the form of ‘Tool box talks’ or Safety Updates
  • Able to effectively prioritise workload to meet the needs of the department
  • Able to give clear instruction and engage/communicate with people in positions above and below the role including reporting and presenting of information

What You Will Get in Return

  • A competitive rate of pay
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Annual volunteering day
  • Free car parking on site
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted voucher scheme
  • Savings scheme and loan service
  • Pension Scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

Next Steps

If you would like to join our fantastic team and you have the skills required then we would love to hear from you, so please apply today!

Agrial Fresh Produce Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer. In addition, as part of Responsible Recruitment, Agrial Fresh Produce Ltd believes in the Employer Pay Principle. No worker should pay for a job – the costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer.


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