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Warehouse Manager – South London

Simply Lunch
South London
£28-£32k depending on experience
Closing date
23 Aug 2021

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Warehouse/Dispatch Manager – South London

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen as part of a rapidly developing healthy and sustainable convenience food business. If you want to work for an ambitious, purpose driven business who is striving to improve people’s lives through food then you must read on.

The Company

Simply Lunch is a private family-owned food manufacturer in South London supplying retail clients and foodservice operators with a range of chilled ready to eat products through its portfolio of food to go brands.  Due to the fast organic growth of the business and ambitious growth plans we now wish to strengthen our Picking & Dispatch team with the appointment of an exceptional Dispatch Manager.

Are you?

  • Working in a food manufacturing environment?
  • Skilled in the overseeing of a dispatch team?
  • Steering developments within a business?

If you can say yes to all of these, then this role could be your next opportunity!

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations, you will be participating in the strategic planning of Operations, drive a continuous improvement culture in Dispatch to improve quality and efficiencies. You will be reviewing, updating, improving and delivering on KPI’s for the Dispatch team. You will facilitate a joint team approach across the whole of Operations, support with the optimum headcount level, and institutionalise the transferring of staff between areas at peak times. You will support in ensuring that there is sufficient skills cover in each shift to accommodate sickness and annual leave without effecting customer service. You will be responsible for inducting and training all new staff to the required level. You will be extremely proactive in driving continuous improvement throughout the department. You will be doing this while encouraging teamwork and fostering a positive working environment by reinforcing our values and managing performance effectively.

The Person

You will be an ambitious, forward thinking individual, who has excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to thrive in a fast paced and energetic environment. You will be passionate about working for a healthy and sustainable business who is looking to make a difference in the food industry. Because of the nature of the role, you must have excellent leadership and analytical skills. You will need to be a confident user of Microsoft Excel and IT in general, an excellent and confident communicator, have excellent time management and prioritisation skills. Previous professional experience for a food manufacturer is not essential but highly desirable.

A can-do attitude, and a desire to succeed are vital in this fast-paced challenging environment and you will reap the rewards. We would love to hear from you if you think you have got what it takes! Please send us a CV and covering letter by clicking the apply button, with current salary/ expectations. The salary offered will be competitive, including our company benefits.

Inclusion & diversity at Simply Lunch

We are committed to improving the way we work across all areas of the business, including Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion.

Like many other organisations, we are considering with renewed focus what Diversity means to us. What may have been acceptable a short time ago is not sufficient for the future, so we are dedicating our time and focus to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected, especially those who are often excluded or underrepresented.

If you feel that you do not see yourself represented in this particular professional area because of any part of your identity that makes you different, we would especially like to hear from you.


We’re a family-run sandwich supplier, Food to Go and lunch platter company in South London with over 30 years experience creating and delivering the most delicious sandwiches around. It all started in 1979 with our dad making food for hungry travellers on the A22.

Lots has changed since then but one thing remains the same — we seek out the best, most delicious produce from around the country so that our sandwiches are as mouth-watering as they should be.

Terry handed over the reins to his three sons, Sam, Jack and William and we’ve been going from strength to strength ever since. All our food is handmade at our kitchens in South London with the same care, love and admiration that we’ve shown since day one. Although we’re obsessed with sandwiches, we also make everything else that you’d need for lunch; from focaccias, baguettes, wraps and whole lunch platters, to salads, fruit and snacking pots.

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