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Despatch Coordinator - The Tomato Stall

Job Posted: 6 June 2022

  • Contract Term: Permanent
  • Location: Arreton, Isle of Wight
  • Contract Type: Part time
  • Salary: £10.75 per hour
  • Industries: Distribution

The Tomato Stall is an exciting, growing food brand specialising in the supply of ‘Isle of Wight Tomatoes’ and producing a wide range of award-winning tomato-based products. Based on the Isle of Wight, the business has a direct weekly reach into London and across the South via farmers markets, specialist retailers, restaurants, and a supply network across the whole of the UK with customers including Hello Fresh, Gousto, Mindful Chef, Ocado, Wholefoods, Southern Coop, Amazon Fresh & Planet Organic.

For over ten years we have been inspiring and educating our customers, maintaining our artisanal roots whilst taking our product range into an ever-increasing marketplace. During the past 18 months the business has expanded rapidly through new routes to market and the launch of our direct-to-consumer online platform where we offer our customers farm fresh products direct to their door, with an ever-growing range of recipe kits, subscription offers and more.

In essence we are a customer-centric business with taste, heritage, and togetherness at the heart of our brand.

Taste – Flavour is our infatuation. We grow only the finest varieties and pick them when they are perfectly ripe so you can enjoy tomatoes as they should be.

Heritage – The Isle of Wight. With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, rich, fertile soil, stunning scenery and friendly folk, it is the perfect place to call our home.

Togetherness - We believe that great food has the power to bring people together for a moment to savour amongst the busy pace of modern living.

The diversity of the business gives us the opportunity to offer an exciting array of positions and experiences within a growing team. To enable the business to achieve the next exciting phase of growth we are looking for a

DESPATCH COORDINATOR to join the team.

The Role:

As the Despatch Coordinator you will be responsible for handling goods going out of the business. This includes assisting our Despatch Supervisor with stock control and distribution of consumables from our production facilities. This role assists all despatch of finished goods from the business to final customer, utilising our own fleet and focusing on effective load planning for drivers and excellent customer care.

This new role will suit someone who brings a positive energy, with good organisational skills, and the ability to handle a fast-paced flexible environment with a hands-on approach.  This will include you working with multiple departments within our business, so a collaborative approach is required. You will be able to support the Despatch Supervisor with handling stock, good communication and time management skills.

In more detail:

  • To assist in the handling of all consumables out of the business to own fleet customers
  • To ensure all finished goods reach our customers on time and in full by working with the team to plan and load product effectively
  • Stock control from our returning weekend market vans
  • To assist with maintaining our own fleet of vehicles
  • Support the Despatch Supervisor with the movement of Vehicles and general warehouse duties

Knowledge, skills & experience required:

  • Experience of working within a fast-moving consumer goods department beneficial
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Full drivers licence essential
  • Current forklift licence advantageous

How to Apply:

Please send your CV & short Cover Letter to [email protected] Your cover letter should include how you can see an opportunity to develop your career at The Tomato Stall and why you would be perfect for this role. Submission closing date is the 30.06.22. We will then conduct interviews with successful candidates. Please advise us on how we can best accommodate this when we reach out.

Salary:

£10.75 an hour

Working Week:

Standard working week is based on 30 hours, Monday to Friday.

Monday 1.30pm to 9pm

Tuesday & Thursday 3pm to 9pm

Wednesday 12pm to 6pm

Friday 3pm to 8pm

Additional hours available on Sunday if desired.

A degree of flexibility is required due to the nature of the business, all outloads will need to be completed on the day, times may vary slightly.

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The Tomato Stall

The Tomato Stall is an exciting, growing food brand specialising in the supply of ‘Isle of Wight Tomatoes’ and producing a wide range of award-winning tomato-based products.

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