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Despatch Operative - Lisburn (GB)

Monday, 02 April 2012


Closing Date: Thu 12th April 2012

Bucking the trend. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, forward-thinking company who – despite the economic climate – are experiencing consistent growth and success at home and abroad.
Prospects for personal development and progression are superb if you have a genuine desire to succeed and actively contribute to the ongoing success of Smiley Monroe.

We are recruiting for a full time position, to join us as:

Starting Salary: £15k p/a
Based in Lisburn and reporting to our Despatch Leader.

Health & Safety
All duties will be conducted in line with the operational guidelines set out in our Risk Assessments and Health & Safety Handbook.

The Job:
Role + Responsibilities

- Delivery planning, palletising, checking, lorry loading & control of relevant paperwork
- Ensuring that quality procedures are adhered to, by inspecting quality of all goods before delivery -returning & sub-standard goods to Production
- Working accurately & efficiently to ensure lorry departs at agreed time to ensure customer requirements are met
- Adhering to customer-specific packaging & delivery requirements e.g. pre-delivery notification & packing lists, labelling, palletised belts etc
- Planning & communicating with Production, Despatch and Sales team daily to advise any anticipated problems (at 2pm daily meeting)
- Booking external logistics on time & within agreed budget
- Using outstanding orders report to prioritise work to meet despatch deadlines
- Managing the tidiness of work area in yard & surrounding site to ensure loading bays remain clear at all times
- Delivering goods to customers

What we look for in you:
Essential Criteria

- A 'Can doâ attitude
- Flexibility to work a reasonable amount of overtime & some weekends (occasionally at short notice)
- Ability to work under own initiative and plan / prioritise workload as necessary
- Excellent communication & problem solving skills
- Computer literate & sound record keeper
- Current valid forklift truck license
- Current valid driving license (and permit to drive 7.5 Ton lorry)
- At least 2 years' experience in a similar despatch role

How to Apply:
Download an Application and Fair Employment form and return to the address below:
HR c/o Sonia Winton
Smiley Monroe Ltd
23 Ferguson Drive
Knockmore Hill Industrial Park
Lisburn, Co. Antrim BT28 2EX