Warehouse Operative

  • £8.50-£9.00 p/h
  • Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent
  • Fairline Distribution Ltd.

Job summary:

42.5 hours per week

Responsible for the inventory management of cables and Networking Products

ensuring stock booked in and out according to Purchase orders and picking lists, and

maintaining and organizing the warehouse in line with agreed procedures and

processes , via the Sage Accounting System. The work can be physically demanding .

The Candidate will be need to be flexible and may be required to work in other

departments and serve customers at the trade counter

Working relationships:

Internal Relationships

• Procurement team

• Accounts Dept.

• Assembly Plant

External Relationships



Parcel Carriers

Budget responsibilities:

• Responsibility for the replenishment and ordering of consumables required by

the Warehouse.


1.1.Take responsibility for the security of goods from the point of receipt and

ensure stock is booked in in a timely manner and is located in its correct

storage area. Pick, pack and dispatch goods according to customer order.

1.2.Work unsupervised, using own initiative in all areas, adhering to published and

inferred standards, policies and procedures

Communication and Relationship

2.1.Implement and manage inventory in the warehouse , acting as the primary

point of contact and attending department meetings when required.

2.2. To review and resolve all discrepancies concerning stock by liaising with

customer , supplier , purchasing and accounts Departments as appropriate . To

advise on appropriate action for uplifts and return policies and to implement as


2.3.To be responsible for the successful management of the relationship between

purchasing and sales staff and the warehouse through regular contact with

managers and to identify,resolve and report on stock issues

2.4.To provide information on usage trends, stock levels, product range and

stock management procedures to managers and purchasing staff

Planning and organizational

3.1.To plan and organize the warehouse, to provide a tidy and safe working

environment, in line with company requirements and input data as required

on to the computerized accounting and stock management system.

3.2.To receive deliveries to managed areas, checking for accuracy, unpacking and

locating goods from the orders

3.3.To perform regular stock checks and cycle counts in line with company policy

and to ensure accurate stock levels, usage and wastage is recorded.

3.4. To review stock valuation figures,investigating and resolving any discrepancies or errors

3.5. Develop a sound knowledge of products supplied by the company

3.6. Review sales orders pick goods against the delivery note pack the goods in an

efficient and economical fashion , input the consignment information on to the

computerized system and ensure they are collected and booked by the carrier.

3.7.To provide cover for the sales dept. by serving customers in the Trade Counter

when required , taking orders , picking the goods and taking payment , for non -

account and retail customers

3.8.To provide cover for warehouse staff, in other areas of the business when

numbers are reduced due to illness, annual leave or vacancies.

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Responsibility for policy / service development

4.1.To support and implement new or updated stock initiatives, ensuring stock is

rotated properly and new products are correctly organized and located using the

computerized system.

4.2. Support the expansion of the Inventory Management across the company

and its various departments.

Management responsibility

5.1. Provide training and supervision to new staff in use of accounting and stock

management system and on -line dispatch systems and assist in their

induction and development . Monitor progress of new staff and report to

Procurement Manager.

5.2. Oversee the warehouse functions of all departments using the warehouse and

instruct staff in all areas of warehouse management.

Physical effort

6.1.Significant physical effort is required, including moving and lifting of goods

and equipment

Mental and emotional effort

7.1.Short to medium periods of concentration are required and an ability to deal

with conflicting priorities and distraction

Responsibility for R&D

8.1.Participate in the improvement of systems and management relating to

procurement, stock control and sales in accordance with the company 's

ISO 9001 quality assurance standards


To carry out such other duties within the Department as from time to time may be

required which are commensurate with the the post.

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