Job Description

An independent, family-owned business has an exciting opportunity for an Evening Operations Controller to join their friendly, fast-moving, and successful team. Their roots lie in South East London, as a traditional, fresh produce wholesalers and market gardeners, founded over 100 years ago. They specialise in the storage and distribution of fresh produce, operating temperature-controlled warehousing for around 4,000 pallets and a fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles.

Along with a salary of up to £35,000 per annum, you will also receive an additional evening rate, 20 days holiday plus statutory days, a refer a friend scheme and auto enrolment onto the company pension.

Please note: Due to the location of the role (outskirt of Dartford, Kent) you will need access to your own vehicle.

As an Evening Operations Controller, your responsibilities will include:
  • Planning the daily distribution from three depots, under the constraints of timings, load fill & availability of resources. Allocating work to drivers, sub-contractors, arranging start times and ensuring that they depart on time.
  • Negotiating best rates from sub-contractors.
  • Planning the activities, resources to achieve financial, operational, and customer service objectives.
  • Achieving KPIs, changing priorities where necessary and be proactive in looking for continuous improvements.
  • Ensuring company policies are adhered to and administration functions completed within deadlines and maintain accurate records in line with customer/company requirements.
  • Promoting harmonious and effective working relationships both internally and externally, ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Ensuring the operation is compliant in terms of Health & Safety and Legal Compliance.

We are looking for an Evening Operations Controller who has the following skills and experiences:
  • Excellent communication and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Proactive decision maker and an organised/effective planner with a positive attitude.
  • Customer focused.
  • Proven planning experience within a fast-paced logistics environment.
  • PC and WMS systems literate.
  • Ability to be remain calm when working under pressure.

You will be working Sunday-Thursday 13:30-22:30 (1 weekend in 4 with days off in lieu).

To apply for this role as Evening Operations Controller, please click apply online and upload an updated copy of your CV.

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