Job details

Despatch Operative
Cardiff Bakery

Job reference: WAL-CBX-003730

Location: Cardiff Bakery

Closing date: 28/09/2021

Job start date: 01/12/2021

Salary: £10.13 p/h (plus night shift premium)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: AB CARDIFF

Employer: Allied Bakeries

Hours per week: 40

Job Purpose

To ensure accurate loading, picking and despatching of daily sales orders to meet all customer requirements on time and in full. You will be required to perform these duties whilst minimizing costs, providing excellent customer service, adhering to the Allied Bakeries Site Standards and helping to drive forward the Safety First message.


Dimensions of Job/Key Performance Indicators

Health & Safety

 To lead by example and demonstrate the Safety First attitude and approach.

 To follow all safety procedures including risk assessments, safe systems of work, correct wearing of PPE and other specific safety instructions relevant to the task being carried out.

 To adhere to all Site Standards including legislative requirements.

 Awareness and understanding of health and safety requirements.

 To ensure all safety concerns are reported and that any Hazards and faults are followed up.


 Achieving all performance targets set i.e. picking rate and downtime.

 Generate ideas for improving operations which could potentially save time and money

 Ensure care is taken whilst using any company equipment.


 Awareness of the Company Quality Assurance System and your responsibility to adhere to the procedures.

 To actively contribute to the site standards and all internal and external audits.

 To pick, load and despatch daily sales orders to meet all customer requirements on time and in full

 Follow instruction, guidance and training given at all times


 Demonstrate pride and passion, great working environment producing quality site standards and first class order fill.


 Although job accountabilities are clear, working from your own initiative is a benefit to this role.

 To work individually and as part of a team to focus and share good working practices.


Key Accountabilities

 To operate within work instructions, risk assessments (RA), Safe systems of work (SSOW) and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP’s)

 To ensure accurate picking, assembly and loading of products to the right vehicle.

 To minimise damage to product, removing and replacing any products with visual damage ensuring customer receives a quality product.

 To maintain daily stock rotation.

 To alert the Line Manager of any shortages or issues affecting customer orders.

 To meet, contribute and accurately record the Key Performance Indicator’s as required

 To work individually and as part of a team to meet distribution deadlines.

 To maintain a clean and a safe environment adhering to "Clean As You Go" Policy, meeting the agreed standards in hygiene and housekeeping.

 As required, to ensure the efficient and safe use of Fork Lift Trucks and other MHE (Manual Handling Equipment), adhering to internal procedures for maintenance and use.

 Reporting of defects or potential hazards to immediate Supervisor / Manager in a prompt and timely manner

 To report faults to immediate supervisor, Use of the EAM system where applicable.

 Follow instruction, training, procedures and guidelines set out by site / department.

Additional Accountabilities

Any other duties which reasonably correspond to the general character of the role. The above list of accountabilities is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake duties as may be reasonably expected. All employees are required to be flexible and co-operative in order to assist in meeting business needs.



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