Warehouse Operative

Date: 26-Jul-2022

Location: Ledbury, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                    Warehouse Operative

Reports to:                Warehouse Manager

Location:                    Hazel Park, Dymock Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JQ

Hours:                        Monday – Friday, Rotating Shifts, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm (40 hours)

Salary                         Up to £12:10 p/h 



The Role:


Responsible for operating lift trucks in all areas of the Ledbury site, associated to the control, movement and accounting of raw materials, finished goods.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • To work in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and in manner that ensures that operators do not put themselves or others in a position of danger
  • To cooperate with the Company on matters relating to H & S
  • To notify the Company on any short comings or failings within its H & S procedures
  • To report all accidents in the work place
  • To work in accordance with work instructions in order to achieve the smooth transition of raw material, packaging, finished goods throughout the site.
  • Carry out all warehousing related tasks in a manner that produces consistently high quality outputs.
  • Operate warehousing stock transaction on M3 in accordance with current procedures and instructions.
  • To ensure that all company policies and procedures relating to product quality, food safety, health and safety and legality, are adhered to at all times.
  • Report and issues that compromise or could compromise food safety.
  • Wear appropriate safety protection at all times and ensure compliance with Health & Safety policy and procedures.
  • Maintain one's own work area to established housekeeping standards.
  • Perform to meet departmental goals and quality targets.
  • Provide quality products and services that meet customer requirements.
  • Assist in simplification and/or improvements of inventory and stock checking
  • Undertake training as required.
  • To ensure the Clean As You Go policy is carried out in their immediate working area.
  • Assist as required in perpetual stock taking activities including end of year procedures.


Personal Qualities/Skills


  • High levels of self-motivation, drive & commitment
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Adopts high personal and professional standards
  • Being of an open mind with a willingness to adopt new methods as required
  • Previous experience within a warehouse environment – Desirable
  • FLT License – Essential – Reach and Counterbalance 


Key Competencies


  • WORKING TOGETHER: Encourages co-operation in own team and supports cross-functional working.
  • RIGOUR: To ensure excellence in own work applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.
  • FORWARD LOOKING: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate tasks.
  • OWNERSHIP: Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality and results. Is tenacious.


Benefits: Free Onsite Parking, 31 Days’ Holiday, Pension, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme. 


Company Overview


Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.



Ornua’s Values

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.


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