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Logistics Shift Manager - Cardiff

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Logistics / Transport, Manufacturing / Warehouse
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Logistics Shift Manager
Location: Cardiff
Work Days: 4 on 4 off Days 6am-6pm
Contract: Permanent

We are excited to be offering an opportunity to become a Logistics Shift Manager here at Memory Lane Cakes. The successful candidate will be part of the Supply Chain team, undertaking an important role within the business. We are looking for someone that is proactive, conscientious and diligent who will meet the standards required on site.

Purpose of the Role

Responsible for the effective control of finished stock within the Despatch area in order to deliver set KPI’s. Will also deputise for the Department Manager / Logistics Admin Manager when required.

Some of the Role Key Accountabilities (including but not limited to) are:

  • To lead and motivate the team.
  • Communicate well at all levels and understand the intricacies of their area, taking ownership for hitting efficiency, labour, waste and service level targets.
  • Support continuous Improvement initiatives and help implement, drive and embed the changes into the team members / department.
  • To be able to build and manage key working relationships
  • Ensure that all departmental health and safety procedures are followed
  • To be responsible for ensuring compliance with Food safety, Legality and Quality Systems

Personal Attributes:

We are looking for someone that has the following behaviours

  • Good working knowledge of a food manufacturing environment, including all process steps within the department.
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Ability to coach mentor and develop team members
  • Attention to detail, commitment to high standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills, able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Ability to complete standard work and support the implementation of multiple improvement projects within a team-based, fast-paced environment.

Application method: Online

Selection process: Interview

Closing date:  Friday 15th June 2018   4pm

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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