Despatch Leader (Logistics / Freight)

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 35000 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Transport and Logistics
  • External Reference
    JN-012021-164595




We are currently looking for a despatch leader based in Manchester.............


Main Duties:







Manage the shipment of product and spares, including liaising with freight forwarders & office staff and the generation and control of shipping documentation


Maintain department performance to Known Consignor security requirements


Manage despatch operators to achieve business targets and customer commitments


Participate in daily production meetings


Support external collections with key suppliers where required


Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental rules


Coordinate necessary training and audits for Known Consignor/CT-PAT and equipment such as FLT, cranes and packing equipment


Coordinate and lead local 5S activity to promote a safe, defect-free and 'visual' workplace


Coordinate and lead Continuous Improvement activity as required


Undertake the completion of relevant administration tasks, including:



  • Maintain good working order of equipment

  • Write and maintain area work instructions and risk assessments

  • Investigating missed shipments and out of box failures

  • Stock counting of shipping materials


Be familiar with the management of tariff codes, commodity codes, preferential position and country of origin









What You Need to Succeed:







  • Health, Safety and Environmental focused

  • Proven track record in continuous improvement activities - Achievement orientated

  • Experience of building teams and efficient resource management

  • Ability to coach and mentor operators - personal effectiveness

  • Highly Collaborative

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Manages performance capability and conflict


This role also requires an enhanced DBS check so we will need applicants to provide full 5 years employment history and be able to provide information to cover any gaps in employment.



Our Offer to You:





* Competitive Salary


* 25 Days holiday + 8 bank holidays


* Pension scheme


* Life Assurance


* Employee bonus


* Flexible working


Please contact Hina Patel or Mathew Maddison at Adecco on 0116 2530516 for more details



Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Mathew Maddison