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Are you looking for a career in Logistics? Come and join the ‘Best’ Team!

Warehouse Operative

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount at Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension.
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

We operate the UK’s ONLY flexible multi-temp, shared customer delivery logistics network.  We buy, warehouse, pick and distribute products to the nation’s best loved food and drink brands every single day and provide the best experience to our customers.

This role is based within our fast-paced warehouse at our Hoddesdon depot and forms an essential part of the Best Food Logistics business in delivering the right products to our customers on time.

  • Work with all team members to ensure that all corporate goals are consistently achieved and maintained
  • Using voice technology, unload supplier’s vehicles of products, perform checks to Company standards, and processes relating to our clients’ requirements, taking temperature recordings where necessary
  • Using a powered pallet truck (PPT), ensure that all products received and checked, probed where required, labelled, stacked safely, and wrapped as per the current process and policy to enable pickers to assemble customer orders without incurring any delay to the pick
  • Comply with all requirements of the Health and Safety policy and procedure including wearing safety clothing and footwear, always adhere to Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) procedures and be aware of and comply with all fire safety procedures, including maintaining clear fire exits and escape routes
  • Comply with all relevant Food Safety and Food Hygiene legislation and ensure the warehouse and site is kept clean, tidy and in safe condition at all times
  • Cooperate fully with other departments/depots always maintaining a professional and polite attitude and undertake any other duties that may from time to time prove necessary
  • Work to targets and have an accurate and methodical approach to your work

 

You must have basic numeracy and literacy skills and be a good team player.

Knowledge of Food Hygiene and experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

 

Closing Date:
19th July 2024
Department:
Warehouse
Hours:
40
Location:
Hoddesdon,
Reference Number:
booker/TP/246930/22543
Salary:
£30,243.20 per annum
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Supply Chain Demand Planner

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount at Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension.
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

We are looking for a Supply Chain Demand Planner to join our team with a real can-do attitude who is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. The department is responsible for demand planning and stock replenishment that interfaces with customers, suppliers and all departments of Best Food Logistics.

  • Do you have an analytical and inquisitive mind, with strong data analysis skills and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)?
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain systems and processes in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment?
  • The ability to multi-task, remain calm and thrive in a fast moving environment with an awareness of leading edge industry developments within the wider supply chain arena?
  • The ability to influence at all levels particularly with regard to collaborative solutions delivery?
  • Have Advanced Microsoft Office capability, particularly Microsoft Excel?
  • Are you educated to a degree level or equivalent, a minimum of 2 to 3 years Supply Chain and replenishment experience with capability to demonstrate and apply industry best practice?
  • Do you have flexibility to work some weekends including bank/public holidays on a rota basis?

If you have answered yes to all the above and want to be part of the BEST team, then we may have the perfect role for you.

Working within a dynamic supply chain team, you will deliver a great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on proactive supply chain management in partnership with our customers, delivering commercial benefit through the supply chain.

  • To develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; this includes the responsibility for successful delivery of inventory budget (£3m per week) and achievement of product availability target (99.5%+ daily).
  • Identify and implement initiatives that drive an improvement in forecast accuracy, challenge and influence suppliers to generate an improvement in service, responsiveness and efficiency.
  • Where issues arise you will ensure these are dealt with appropriately, creating win-win scenarios and where appropriate escalating the issues to line manager/key stakeholders for support/resolution.
  • Ensure a consistent balance of priorities and productivity between the business goals and demands of customers, particularly in relation to operational efficiency (cost) and customer expectations
  • Ensure all business rules developed with the supplier of the Demand, Forecasting, Replenishment and Planning (DFRP) solution meet the goals of customers and the business, reducing risk of conflict and ensuring appropriate targeting of areas for improvement within the supply chain.
  • Deliver outlined forecast accuracy targets across all item classifications supported by a review of historical sales trends and other demand influencers in addition to excellent communication with customers and industry knowledge. 
  • Accountability for the successful delivery of customer promotions and menu change activity, leadership of a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and pro-active support of wider business initiatives including supplier development, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.
  • You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and support customers and our business through the generation, development and implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working, becoming a subject matter expert in Slim4 replenishment system, driving continuous improvement, developing and enhancing one best way of working and leading training/development sessions for colleagues
  • The ability to ensure customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets (KPIs).
  • That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making.
  • Work collaboratively with National Account Managers to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock. 

 

Working Hours:

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    We look forward to you joining the BEST team!

Closing Date:
26th July 2024
Department:
Ops Support Roles
Hours:
40
Location:
Hoddesdon
Reference Number:
booker/TP/246930/22485
Salary:
Competitive
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Data Input Clerk / Receptionist

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount at Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension.
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata                 

We are looking for a Data Input Clerk/Receptionist to join our team with a real can-do attitude who is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and willing to go the extra mile for our customers.

  • Do you have an excellent, polite and professional manner with the patience and understanding to provide an excellent service to our customers at all times?
  • Do you have attention to detail, work on your own initiative, have great organisational skills and maintain confidentiality?
  • Are you able to work well under pressure, take pride in your work and look at ways to improve not only your own performance but that of the team and business as a whole?

If you have answered yes to all the above and want to be part of the BEST team, then we may have the perfect role for you.

In this role you will ensure all our visitors and colleagues receive the best experience at all times, data input is accurate and processed efficiently, whilst continually looking for ways to improve our ways of working to ensure we truly provide the best experience at all times.  

  • You will be the first point of contact for all visitors and telephone callers, offering a warm welcome to Best.
  • Facilitate both planned and unplanned visits to site ensuring all visitors to the business are signed in, met by their visit lead, Complete all necessary safety and health questionnaires and access cards are managed effectively.
  • Opening and distributing daily post and franking post in readiness for Royal Mail collection service.
  • Accurate updating and use of multiple databases ensuring key deadlines are met
  • Processing management reports where required including the collation of performance data
  • Monitoring relevant data bases and prompting completion where required, inclusive designated tasks from the operations teams
  • Scanning/photocopying / emailing of documents
  • Ensuring the reception area is always kept clean & tidy
  • Experience of Operational Admin
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Office, Power-point, Word and other relevant tools
  • Reception Experience
  • Confident in Microsoft Excel V-lookup and Pivot tables
Closing Date:
19th July 2024
Department:
Warehouse
Hours:
30
Location:
Oldham
Reference Number:
booker/TP/373991/22496
Salary:
Competitive
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Finance Manager

Benefits:  Pension, 29 days Holiday, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme.

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing & Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • 25% discount at all Pizza Express & Pizza Hut Restaurants (exc. buffet & deals)
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Pension – save up to 6% and Best will match your contribution
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme

A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

**This role is maternity cover, up to 12 months **

This role plays a key part in the Best Finance team and is part of its finance leadership team. Managing both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable it not only ensures that our suppliers are paid, and customers pay, on-time but it also ensures cash is managed effectively in Best.

A significant part of the debt collection process included is being responsible for managing our credit insurance policy, with both our broker insurer. Finally, continuing to develop our processes going forwards is important including the move to paperless working with projects such as EDI.

The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and supporting two direct reports to ensure effectiveness of the AP/AR functions within Finance
  • Managing the Accounts Receivable Team and liaising with customers to ensure that customer receipts are received as per contractual agreements and that aged debt is minimal
  • Ensuring that all trade customer debt is covered by a form of security as per the customer contracts. This includes managing the credit insurance policies and cover, and ensuring that any customer that cannot attain a sufficient level of credit insurance is covered by an alternative security e.g. LOC/bond
  • Reviewing customer balances against credit limits on an ongoing basis, to ensure no customers are overtrading or forecasted to overtrade their limit and putting corrective action in place to mitigate
  • Signing off new franchisee customer account openings, ensuring that all documentation has been received and checked
  • Managing the Accounts Payable Team to ensure that all supplier invoices are processed, and any queries resolved in a timely manner
  • Completing the BFL daily cash flow forecast that feeds into the Booker Group, liaising with the Booker Treasury team on any queries
  • Reviewing and signing off Balance Sheet recs at month end to ensure no unexpected items
  • Collaborating with the wider BFL/Booker teams on projects that will enhance the business’ effectiveness – both departmental and the wider business
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • The successful candidate will be able to successfully manage key finance teams for the business, influence leadership stakeholders and manage relations with 3rd parties such as customers.

Closing Date:
17th July 2024
Department:
Support Centre Roles
Hours:
40
Location:
Oldham
Reference Number:
booker/TP/229772/22447
Salary:
Competitive
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