Warehouse Operative - 4 on 4 off days


Job Details


Whittlesey - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


9.54 per Hour

Closing Date

04/12/2020 12:00

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives. We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Whittlesey is our purpose built Houseplants and Flowers operation, supplying Asda with their full range of bouquets, potted plants, and succulents.

There are a number of support roles on site with the majority of colleagues working within our operation.

About the Role

We have some excellent opportunities available to work as Warehouse Operatives - Days working on the following shift pattern:-

  • 4 on 4 off Days - 7am to 7pm

A Warehouse Operative is required to ensure the movement/rotation and collection of stock and packaging in line with the Production plan and adhering to company specification for both Plants and Flowers.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure stock is correctly picked in line with stock rotation and taken to the lines ensuring adherence to the production plan

  • Maintain and improve full service to the factory to ensure the right product is in the right place at the right time

  • To ensure correct stock rotation, taking into account stock age and production requirements and highlight any areas of concern to the Line Leader

  • To ensure all checks are correctly completed and all documentation is compliant with Company guidelines

  • To ensure all pallet movements are correctly scanned onto the system through the audit process

  • To ensure all products are scan picked and ensuring Adherence to the production plan and Company specifications

  • To communicate any quality, technical or Health and safety issues

  • To deputise for the Line Leader in their absence and ensure the continued efficiency of the team

  • Comply with statutory Health and Safety obligations and the IPL Health and Safety policy

Skills and experience required

  • Proven experience of working within a fast moving environment is essential along with a willingness to work flexibly

  • Previous manufacturing/factory/production/stock control/produce experience is desirable

  • Microsoft Office literate

  • Entry level on both written and spoken English

  • The ability to work quickly and methodically demonstrating good practical skills

  • Good communication and team working skills

  • The ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks and follow instructions

  • A ‘Can do’ attitude and proactive approach

  • Good numeracy skills

  • Manual Handling Trained and experience is desirable

  • Health and Safety certification is desirable

What's in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.

In return we will offer you development, a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 20 days paid annual leave (including Bank Holidays)

  • Monthly Bonus Scheme

  • Weekly or Monthly Pay Option

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme

  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)

  • Life assurance (4x base salary)

  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme

  • Free Parking