Warehouse FLT Operative

Date: 27-Nov-2021

Location: Nantwich, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                  Warehouse  FLT Operative

Reports to:               Warehouse Supervisor

Location:                  Nantwich - Cheshire

Hours:                       Flexible shift pattern

Benefits:                    Benefits:                   Free onsite parking, Generous Annual Leave Entitlement, Pension, Company Shop offering discounts on Ornua products,  Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

Salary:                      Grade C - £10.51 per hour




company background


Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy exporting to over 110 countries with annualised sales of over €2 billion.


Operating from 19 subsidiaries worldwide and employing over 2,300 staff, Ornua has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe from Algiers to Beijing to Lagos and LA.


The business is structured across two core platforms: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients Europe Ltd.

Ornua Foods owns the iconic Kerrygold brand, as well as the Pilgrims Choice, Dubliner, Forto and BEO Milk Powder brands.


Ornua Ingredients supplies superior quality dairy ingredients to leading global food manufacturers from some of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing and prepacking facilities located in Africa, China, Ireland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK and the US.


Ornua Foods UK is located in Leek Staffordshire and is comprised of a state-of-the-art cheese packing facility. It is the UK’s largest supplier of pre-packed hard cheese supplying every major UK food retailer as well as the wholesale, convenience and foodservice sectors. Home to the Pilgrims Choice, MU and Kerrygold butter brands, it sells 50% of UK retail private label hard cheese. Pilgrims Choice is the number two cheddar brand in the UK and Kerrygold has 14% share of UK retail packet butter.


Ornua Ingredients Europe is comprised of two manufacturing sites (Ledbury & Nantwich). It specialises in the manufacture and supply of high quality cheese in a range of formats, specialist cheese, dairy ingredients and a wide range of dessert products supplying the food manufacturing and foodservice sectors.


Ornua Nutrition Ingredients UK is a leading powder specialist providing high quality ingredients to the UK and export markets through its sourcing, formulating & blending facility in Leek.


At Ornua, we Grow Together by investing in the development of our people and providing great people leadership for all. We Achieve Together through valuing collaboration, innovation and diversity and by empowering our people to make decisions. We Belong Together by staying true to our co-operative roots, valuing each other's individual differences and remaining humble in our interactions with each other and our customers.


We want to find people that understand and work with heart, with thought with vision, with drive – Ornua’s core values.




Operate Fork lift trucks in all areas of the warehouse and site, to enable the timely control, movement and accounting of raw materials, finished goods, to meet distribution and delivery needs, in line with safety and quality standards.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Assist in business projects and change initiatives to inspire action and drive operational excellence in Warehousing and Supply Chain.
  • Engage in the development of improvements in the effectiveness of Warehouse operations through contribution to cross-functional working, performance improvement initiatives and the development of operational process. 
  • Adopt an ethos of "safety first", taking responsibility for Health & Safety performance and reporting, ensuring risks and issues are actioned immediately in line with Health & Safety regulations.
  • Carry out all warehousing related tasks in accordance with work instructions to achieve smooth transition of raw material, packaging, finished goods throughout the site, ensuring all product quality, food safety, health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Operate warehousing stock transaction on M3 in accordance with current procedures and instructions.
  • Pick finished goods for dispatch in line with agreed procedures, ensuring all paperwork, vehicle checks, quality checks are completed.
  • Identify and move pallets to ensure they are clean, safe and available for all distribution needs.
  • Assist, as required, with stock control and audit to meet Warehouse reporting requirements.
  • Identify and report any issue that impact on the quality and/or safety of the warehouse, employees, processes and food, to maintain standards and make continuous improvements.



Key requirements:


  • Educated to good GCSE level or equivalent
  • Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and Environment awareness knowledge
  • Manual Handling training
  • FLT Licence Reach/Counterbalance
  • Experience of working in a fast paced retail wholesale warehouse
  • Experience of working within inventory management principles and processes
  • Experience of using M3
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Structured, organised approach with keen attention to detail
  • Flexible, resilient and persistent in approach to delivery
  • Highly motivated and driven to deliver results and positive outcomes
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills


Key competencies


  • WORKING TOGETHER: Encourages co-operation in own team and supports cross-functional working.
  • FORWARD LOOKING: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate tasks.
  • OWNERSHIP: Clarifies accountabilities, overlaps, and gaps, and helps others remain motivated through difficult times.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Pays attention to customer satisfaction levels and builds good relationships.

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