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Distribution Administrator

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    Office Recruitment Services

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    Paige O'Connell

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    01284 765700

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    10 days ago

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    Paige O’Connell

Distribution Administrator

I am working with a manufacturing business based in Eye, Suffolk, in their search for a Distribution Administrator. The ideal candidate will have experience within administration, working as a team and in a busy office environment.

The main objective for this role is to ensure the smooth operations of the distribution process, resulting in meeting customer expectations within target costs.

Key duties & responsibilities:

•To provide advice to the Sales Department on the best transport principals and obtain quotes
•To work closely with the Packing Department to ensure the most efficient and appropriate packing methods are used relative to the type of shipment
•To liaise with customers and other internal departments regarding despatch of customer orders, and to provide the necessary information and documentation as required
•To liaise with all other departments that may require shipping and despatch service
•The accurate and timely preparation of packing lists from respective information sources and delivery of these to the relevant teams
•To collate information from returned packing documentation to provide an accurate record of packed orders
•The accurate and timely update of business systems to reflect action taken
•To control distribution and associated routines of spare parts, warranty items and other miscellaneous despatches
•To manage the process of driver arrival and departure and the loading of the vehicles
•To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be requested giving due regard to your existing status

Essentials skills & attributes:

•A positive approach combined with efficient communication skills
•Good administrative skills and a very high attention to detail
•The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
•Computer proficient skills including MS Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft TEAMS
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•The ability to maintain an upbeat and positive attitude at all times within a team environment
•Proven work experience gained within a dynamic administrative role
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•An in-depth understanding of the role of a Distribution or Logistics Administrator

What they will offer:

•A competitive salary banding dependent on previous skills and experience
•23 days holiday + bank holidays
•Free onsite parking
•Life Assurance (3x basic salary)
•Pension Scheme - scheme is a contributory scheme, with the employee contributing 4% of earnings and the Company contributing 4% of earnings. Company contributions increase to 6% after 5 years' service and 7% after 10 years' service
•Open plan welcoming working environment

If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail, get in touch with Paige today to discuss your application.