Mid Level
Despatch Manager
William Jackson Food Group

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

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Competitive + excellent benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Yorkshire and the Humber -- E Riding of Yorkshire -- Hull

Job Type

11 April 2019

Closing date
09 May 2019 23:59


Despatch Manager, Hull

At Jacksons, we make Great Bread and deliver Great Service, but to do that we need Great People!

Two million loaves of bread leave our Hull site each week and we’re looking for a driven and conscientious individual to manage this operation and take responsibility of our Despatch function.  

Reporting to the Manufacturing Controller, you will be focussed on developing a high performing team through proactive coaching, training and development.

You will be able to plan, direct and coordinate the despatch operations whilst always looking for improvements to maximise efficiencies. You will be proactive leader and have a comprehensive understanding of food safety regulations and quality processes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Day to day responsibility for the Despatch function covering four separate shift teams, including direct line management of four Despatch Supervisors.
  • Schedule and control operations to meet deadline delivery dates, on time and in full.
  • Continually seek ways of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operational functions, recommending, developing and implementing as necessary.
  • Maintain efficient and cost effective control of all operations and resources, maintaining department spending is within agreed budgets.
  • Ensure that all hygiene and Health and Safety regulations and procedures are met, driving a food safety and quality culture through the function.

About You

You may be working at a similar level and will have experience of managing teams with full accountability of a despatch/distribution function and delivering factory targets within a food manufacturing environment.

You will have a practical approach to problem solving and possess the initiative, enthusiasm and determination to succeed, handling various projects at one time.

You will also have brilliant attention to detail and decision making ability and be able to coordinate whilst motivating people which will be driven by excellent communication skills.

Why Jacksons?

Jacksons is part of William Jackson Food Group, a sixth generation family business founded by William Jackson when he opened his first shop in Hull in September 1851. Today we have a portfolio of five food businesses in distinct, yet complimentary market areas, employing over 2,000 people. We also have a pub!

We have occupied the current site in Hull since 1907 and we now have 3 bread plants in our main bakery. We recently developed a second bakery, also at our site in Hull, which specialises in premium quality roll, wrap and ciabatta production.

We specialise in the supply of bread and other carriers to the sandwich manufacturers, foodservice and export channels, and in 2012 we launched our consumer facing brand “Jackson’s Yorkshire’s Champion”.

We’ve recently built a brand-new site in Corby, Northamptonshire – one of the largest investments our Group has ever made – and this will allow us to realise our ambition of being the best at what we do.

2019 is an exciting time to join us!

Please note that we reserve the right to close this recruitment campaign before the advertised closing date. As such, we advise you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.


Contact information

Al Fox

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