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Site Intenal Stores and Distribution Manager (CPU food manufacturing)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As Site Internal Stores and Distribution Manager within the CPU (Central Production Unit), you'll have day to day accountability and responsibility for the distribution of ambient, chilled and frozen dishes and/or ingredients to various kitchens within Colchester PFI contract in an efficient, safe and profitable manner

The CPU is the Ministry of Defence’s only on-site food preparation facility

We have provided catering and facilities management services to Colchester Garrison and its minor units since 2004. The military base is the home of 16 Air Assault Brigade – the UK’s most rapidly deployable and powerful air manoeuvre fighting formation. The 460-acre site is home to approximately 3,500 military and 750 civilian personnel

We are a key partner to the Ministry of Defence, running services at major UK and overseas military bases which improve quality of life for our military personnel. The impact of change and uncertainty as consolidation occurs throughout the armed forces, set against a backdrop of today’s rapidly changing world, makes the preservation of high standards even more important than ever. We are dedicated to delivering the best quality as well as cost-efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, facilities management, catering, retail and leisure services to the armed forces community

We’re proud that our work has a significant bearing on morale, retention and recruitment.

Role Responsibility

  • Day to day accountability and responsibility for distribution of ambient, chilled and frozen dishes or ingredients to various kitchens within Colchester PFI contract in an efficient, safe and profitable manner
  • Manage the storage, collation and timely accurate despatch of all products with the CPU
  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety through robust risk assessments and SSOW generation and implementation
  • Ensure that all UK and EU food safety legislation and  other risk analysis systems where appropriate are in place
  • Embrace the principles of Collaborative Business Relationships (BS11000), in line with Sodexo’s vision and values

*please see attached job description below

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous distribution and storage experience in a manufacturing environment essential, ideally within food production
  • Level 3 HACCP, ideally Advanced level 3 HACCP
  • Level 2 CIEH feed safety or equivalent, level 3 highly desirable
  • H&S Level 3 CIEH or equivalent
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience in leading, managing and development of a diverse team
  • Experience of managing long-term client relationships
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication
  • Able to work on own initiative and within a team environment
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
  • Computer literate

Package Description

Competitive salary of up to £24,500 plus benefits including bonus, pension, very popular group discount schemes, option to buy additional flexible benefits such as holidays, healthcare etc


About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.

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