Specialist recruitment resourcing within the food & drink manufacturing sectors


Intake and Despatch Manager * £35,000 – £40,000 * Andover

An excellent opportunity for a highly experienced Despatch Manager to join one of the market leaders in the food industry.


The job directly manages a team of around 20 people across 3 teams.

  • Build and maintain a close relationship with Production Managers and planners to ensure a timely intake and despatch of stock
  • Close liaison with Transport Manager to ensure stock is ready to be despatched
  • Responsible for 3 teams totalling 20 people to ensure right first time completion of their daily tasks
  • Managing of direct reports including staff allocation in line with  business needa and 7 day a week operation
  • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Monitor, report and assist in establishing KPI’s system
  • Continuous improvement of the intake and despatch function
  • Comply with quality standards including health, safety and hygiene requirements.


  • Previous experience of working at a similar level within a despatch environment preferably food manufacturing or FMCG
  • Previous experience of dealing with cold stores and 3rd party suppliers/goods
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Can work unsupervised and make decisions when required
  • Ability to operate within a fast-paced environment
  • Hands on approach
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communicator
  • Commercial awareness
  • Self motivated with a proactive approach
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing would be advantageous
  • Logicial and systematic approach
  • Reliable, tolerant and determined to get the right result
  • Approachable

If this sounds like a role that interests you apply today and give Gary, our lead consultant on this role, a call on 01303 271367 to discuss further.

“Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate’s suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants.”

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