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Despatch Manager

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Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting a Despatch Manager to join Sodexo’s Food Manufacturing facility – a market leading manufacturer and supplier of cook chilled and frozen ready meals for customers within the Corporate, Health care, Education and Leisure industries.  

You will ensure the safe, accurate and efficient storage, packing, picking and loading of all chilled and frozen products to customers. You will be responsible for three direct reports (Shift Supervisors) so previous team lead experience and great people skills will be essential for this role. A background in Chiiled and or Freezer Storage and Stock Control is also a must.

Since 1984 Tillery Valley has been a market leading manufacturer and supplier of cook chill and frozen ready meals into the healthcare market. We specialize in crafting and delivering bespoke, nutritious food that connects people to each other and our commitment is to supply nutritious and tasty meals of the highest quality every day of the year.

Role Responsibility

  • Maintaining safe & productive work in both Chilled and Frozen work environments.
  • Ensuring accuracy & good condition of customer orders across a large number of pick locations & from both chilled and frozen locations. 
  • Look for ways to continuously improve the despatch function
  • Ensuring all staff are adequately trained to fulfil their job roles.
  • Monitoring & report department productivity & attainment to customer orders.
  • Overseeing the maintenance & safe use of all forklift equipment used.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience in a chilled /frozen food environment warehouse / despatch.
  • Strong organisation skills.
  • Fully computer literate with good standard of numeracy & literacy
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the business. 
  • Ability to engage & motive the team across a 4 shift pattern.


  • Familiarity of electronic order picking an advantage but not essential.


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