Warehouse Operative FLT

Date: 01-Dec-2021

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                    Warehouse Operative FLT 

Reports to:                Production Shift Manager

Location:                   Ornua Nutrition UK Ltd, Sunnyhills Road, Leek, ST13 5RJ

Hours:                        40hrs per week, rotating shifts: 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, Mon - Fri

Salary:                        £9.70 per hour, rising with training



company background

About Ornua

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; 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 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 13 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, 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. 


Growth for Good

Ornua is the home of Irish dairy. Our cooperative ethos is at the heart of who we are and how we do business.  Our global success would not be possible without the close collaboration, care, and commitment of our 2,400 strong team.  Ornua cares about building sustainable livelihoods for all our people, who in turn care about driving sustainable profits for our co-op members and the Irish dairy farming families we proudly represent.   


Ornua 2025 is our strategic plan that will help realise our vision for growth in the next five years. It outlines what we will do well, what we will do with the profits we generate, and what additional services we will provide to our members. We will be guided by 3 guiding principles; focus, simplicity and adding value to our volume and we will clearly define what market we will play in.


Together, we will grow for good – creating value for our Irish farming families and for our 2,400 strong, committed, and proud global team.


The Role:


  • To participate fully as a member of the Warehouse team, ensuring that all Warehouse and Distribution requirements are met.


  • To ensure that all activities are conducted in a manner which satisfies all internal company procedures and standards.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • To organise and undertake the loading and unloading of vehicles.


  • To accept deliveries in accordance with company requirements.


  • To pick orders on time and within business requirements.


  • To count stocks of raw materials finished goods and packaging as required, including actively participating in stock checks.


  • To ensure that all products are located in the warehouse in a timely fashion.


  • To ensure that requisitions are transferred to the factory in a timely fashion.


  • To ensure that finished goods are correctly located.


  • To fully utilise the M3 & BEC system to ensure that all stock movements are recorded in accordance with company procedure.


  • Supply materials to and from production lines.


  • Receipting of finished goods. 


  • Ensuring high standards of quality wrapped finished goods pallets with correct application of container labels.


  • As a member of the warehouse team, to play a full part in ensuring all requirements of the site are met, which may include covering other roles to meet the requirements of the business.


  • To actively participate in training and development as needs are identified.


  • To work closely with all other wider team members, thus ensuring complete flexibility across the warehouse function.


  • To actively promote and comply with all employment policies and procedures of the Company.


  • To maintain a high level of housekeeping, taking account of safe working practices.


  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Production Shift Manager.



Key requirements


  • Good working knowledge of the M3 & BEC system - Desirable.


  • Current Reach fork lift truck license.


  • Pivot Steer / Flexi-truck licence – Desirable


  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels.


  • Relevant experience in a Warehouse environment.


  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.


  • A logical and systematic approach to problem solving.


  • Effective planning, organisational and time management skills.


  • Self motivated, Tenacious – completer finisher with good attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.


  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy.


  • Able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for Continuous Improvement.


  • Adaptable and flexible approach – ability to provide cover when necessary.


Key competencies


  • RIGOUR: For projects that involve others applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.
  • WORKING TOGETHER: Encourages co-operation in own team and supports cross-functional working.
  • INTEGRITY: Supports and encourages constructive outcomes for others by demonstrating integrity.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Communicates confidently, adapting style for different situations.


Benefits:   Free Onsite Parking, Generous Annual Leave Entitlement, Pension, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme.

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