Warehouse & Distribution Manager

Department: Operations
Location: Manchester (Trafford Park)
Closing date: 24th November 2023

We are proud of our heritage and position as one of Europe’s largest specialist food companies, manufacturing and supplying authentic global foods which serve the chefs and owners of restaurants and takeaways, as well as a diverse range of consumers. With a strong portfolio of leading brands including Lucky Boat, Elephant Atta, Rajah, Green Dragon and Patak’s, our product range is as diverse as the people who chose to work here, and includes noodles, flour, rice, spices, sauces and oils. We pride ourselves on our passion for food and people, where collaboration, diversity, and inclusion are integral in everything that we do. This is underpinned with our employee resource groups where members and allies help create an inclusive environment and special events are celebrated. Westmill is a place where no one feels like the new person for long and everyone has the chance to make a real difference to the business by being their authentic selves.

Westmill Trafford is a modern well invested facility, manufacturing and packing Noodles for the UK and European markets. The site operates on 24/7 shift patterns and supplies a range of Branded and Own Label products to a wide range of customers including wholesalers, business to business industrial customers as well as grocery retail. There are 135 full time employees on site providing self-sufficient capability across operations, planning, technical, engineering, finance, logistics and warehousing. The Trafford site is one of ABF’s flagship sites which continues to receive significant capital investment to support the business to achieve ambitious growth plans over the coming years

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Warehouse & Distribution Manager to join our team and lead our Trafford Warehouse Team and join Westmill as we build for the future.  Working with a highly professional and dedicated team, this will give the opportunity to shape and influence, whilst building new skills & experience. Westmill has a clear strategy and continues to invest in capital, systems, process, product, and people capability to ensure we are well positioned for growth. Reporting to the Site General Manager your primary objective is to lead and manage the Trafford warehouse to operate safely to a high level of efficiency, hygiene, and stock accuracy and within budget (labour, maintenance, external storage). The role is demanding, high profile and will be a fantastic platform to grow a significant career within the world’s largest food business.  The scope and breadth of the key accountabilities will provide considerable stretch as you will be responsible for the financial performance, collaboration with the Westmill distribution team, with responsibility for health & safety and Food safety & quality.

Who are we looking for

You must able to demonstrate strong leadership with effective communication, be well organised and structured in managing priorities, have excellent attention to detail and computer literacy skills along with having experience of driving high standards in Health & Safety and Food Safety. Experience of a warehousing environment (FMCG ideally) and warehouse management system would be advantageous.

We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity in detail with anyone with the desire and experience to join us in this role.  If you wish to apply, please click here!