Date posted: 24/05/2021

Job Details

  • Reference No.BI/1191
  • DepartmentWarehouse
  • Hours per Week40, Any 5 over 7
  • LocationHarlow depot
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toWarehouse Operations Manager
  • Closing Date25/10/2021 12:00 am
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Warehouse Manager (Nights) – Harlow

Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers across the UK, ranging from pubs to schools, from restaurants to care homes and everything in between. From Lands End to John O’Groats, we deliver great food and other catering products to a huge range of customers across the region, whether our customers want just a teaspoon or a full range of catering supplies, we’ll supply their needs. We work as a team to provide every food option from quality ingredients to finished meals, including a number of own brand ranges as well as all the big brands and regional specialties. We believe in our food, and we know that our people behind the scenes are so very important in our success.

We are currently looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our night team in our Harlow depot. Reporting in to the Warehouse Operations Manager, you’ll lead the operations of the warehouse night shift in line with Finance targets and legal compliance whilst achieving the best possible level of service excellence to internal and external customers, delivered through effective engaging and motivational leadership.

Effective team deployment and development is vital to ensure the warehouse operation provides the highest levels of operational efficiencies, service excellence and productivity within the business. You’ll be capable of recruiting and inducting skilled and motivated people into our business and will lead, coach and engage teams to be successful.

As a Warehouse Manager you will need to be able to coach and engage individuals to perform to their maximum potential and must communicate effectively with individuals at all levels including those within different departments. You’ll promote and manage all QHSE and sustainability standard, focusing on team wellbeing in accordance with the relevant policies. This includes PPE, ops checks, MHE, contractors, hygiene, temperature checks, pest control, accidents and near misses.

To be successful in this role you’ll have very strong people management and development skills and be able to consistently apply HR standards specifically around recruitment, absence management, performance, conduct, safety and service. You will be able to set clear expectations including KPIs, safety and team behaviours to all direct reports by setting annual objectives and holding regular one to ones to review performance. You’ll be confident in processing and understanding data from systems such as WMS, Risk Console and our employee self-serve system.

You must have food warehousing and distribution experience, ideally backed up with an IOSHH qualification. You will be an excellent planner and communicator, with the ability to communicate with all levels across different shifts and departments.

If this sounds like you, look forward to hearing from you.


Pension, 33 days holiday pa (inclusive of Bank Holidays), healthcare cash plan, personal accident scheme, employee discounts, free parking, private health insurance.


To apply, please complete an application form which can be collected at the depot, or send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference BI/1191 to:
Name and job title: Janette Curran, Warehouse Operations Manager

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