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Dispatch Operative

South Glamorgan
Job Type
11 May 2024

MS479 - Dispatch Operative

Location: St. Mellons, Cardiff

Salary: £24,024 per annum basic

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Dispatch Operative on behalf of one of our clients. The ideal candidate will have experience with fragile loads or steel, abnormal length loads, fast paced loading and unloading (20-30 loads per shift), stock taking & container loading.

The shifts are either a week of mornings (6.00am 14.00pm, Monday Friday) then a week of afternoons (14.00pm 22.00pm, Monday Friday) on a rotational basis.


A week of afternoons (14.00pm 22.00pm, Monday Friday) then week of nights (22.00pm 06.00am, Sunday night Friday am) on a rotational basis.

The there is a shift uplift when working afternoons & nights -

  • Afternoon -10% per hour
  • Night Shift - 30% per hour

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Load product in a prompt manner, communicating relevant information to the Dispatch Team Leader.
  • Liaise with Dispatch Team Leader to organise workload and priorities.
  • Liaise with Production Team Leaders to resolve any issues that may arise in relation to unsatisfactory product.
  • Load vehicles as required, ensuring zero loading / delivery damage.
  • Preparation of all finished goods in conjunction with the companies packaging procedures.
  • Ensuring stock levels are above minimum quantities.
  • Communicate with haulers in relation to deliveries.
  • Ensure load photos are taken of all products leaving site.
  • Ensure smooth running of deliveries, collection, customer returns, customer collections, adhering to all relevant procedures flagging issues to the Dispatch Team Leader.
  • Make recommendations to improve on performance / procedures.
  • Yard management is key. Allocating finished goods in their correct location and updating the system accurately in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring the yard is always clear of debris.
  • Any other reasonable tasks assigned by your manager or Team Leader.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • RTITB Forklift licence (Desirable).
  • Combilift license (Desirable).
  • Understanding of Dispatch processes.
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment (desirable).
  • Communication skills.
  • Prioritisation skills.
  • Experience of using computer systems, emails, logging paperwork, SAP knowledge desirable.
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  • Job Reference: 1321789019-2
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2024
  • Recruiter: First Military Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: South Glamorgan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent