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HGV Driver (Class 2)

Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
Witney, Oxfordshire
 
Full time/Permanent
 
£ Competitive salary
 
kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England. 
We currently have an immediate vacancy for a HGV Driver (Class 2) to join our friendly transport team in Witney, Oxfordshire.
 
Duties will include:
Complete all deliveries to customers within the given timescales. 
Complete all daily vehicle checks and follow the correct defect reporting procedures. 
To complete documentation accurately and clearly. 
Operate the vehicle in a safe and economical manner at all times ensuring that it is maintained in a clean and tidy state. 
Effectively communicate problems and delays to all relevant parties. 
Safely loading and unloading whilst complying with the correct procedure for given location. 
Maintain a full knowledge of the Highway code, Working Time Directive, EU Drivers Hours Regulations and vehicle operations. 
To ensure all Legal Health and Safety legislation and Operational procedures are adhered to at all times and to work within Health and Safety Guidelines at all times ensuring the safety of self and others. 
To ensure all Personnel procedures are adhered to and completed as required. 
To maintain a positive and caring attitude towards customers whilst delivering to their premises. 
To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must have:
LGV 2 C Driving Licence and Drivers’ Certificate of Professional Competence. 
Good customer facing skills / polite and friendly manner. 
Valid CPC Qualification card 
 
In return you will receive: 
  1. Competitive salary 
  2. Company Pension 
  3. Hospital cash plan scheme
  4. Benefits scheme 
  5. Life Assurance  
  6. Car parking
If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
 

HGV Driver (Class 2)                                                           

Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
Aylesford, Kent         
                                                                  
Full time/Permanent
 
£ competitive salary
 
kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
We currently have an immediate vacancy for a HGV Driver (Class 2) to join our friendly transport team in Aylesford, Kent.
 
Duties will include:
  • Complete all deliveries to customers within the given timescales.
  • Complete all daily vehicle checks and follow the correct defect reporting procedures.
  • To complete documentation accurately and clearly.
  • Operate the vehicle in a safe and economical manner at all times ensuring that it is maintained in a clean and tidy state.
  • Effectively communicate problems and delays to all relevant parties.
  • Safely loading and unloading whilst complying with the correct procedure for given location.
  • Maintain a full knowledge of the Highway code, Working Time Directive, EU Drivers Hours Regulations and vehicle operations.
  • To ensure all Legal Health and Safety legislation and Operational procedures are adhered to at all times and to work within Health and Safety Guidelines at all times ensuring the safety of self and others.
  • To ensure all Personnel procedures are adhered to and completed as required.
  • To maintain a positive and caring attitude towards customers whilst delivering to their premises.
To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must have:
  • LGV 2 C Driving Licence and Drivers’ Certificate of Professional Competence.
  • Good customer facing skills / polite and friendly manner.
  • Valid CPC Qualification card
In return you will receive: 
  1. Competitive salary 
  2. Company Pension 
  3. Hospital cash plan scheme
  4. Benefits scheme 
  5. Life Assurance  
  6. Car parking
If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

3.5t Van Driver                                                                     

Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
Aylesford, Kent             
                                                              
Full time/Permanent
 
£ competitive salary
 
kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
We currently have an immediate vacancy for a 3.5t Van Driver to join our friendly transport team in Aylesford, Kent. The Company is committed to progressing and upskilling its employees, so if a candidate is interested in training to HGV level then this could be an ideal opportunity to further their career.
 
Duties will include:
  • Complete all deliveries to customers within the given timescales.
  • Complete all daily vehicle checks and follow the correct defect reporting procedures.
  • To complete documentation accurately and clearly.
  • Operate the vehicle in a safe and economical manner at all times ensuring that it is maintained in a clean and tidy state.
  • Effectively communicate problems and delays to all relevant parties.
  • Safely loading and unloading whilst complying with the correct procedure for given location.
  • Maintain a full knowledge of the Highway Code, Working Time Directive, EU Drivers Hours Regulations and vehicle operations.
  • To ensure all Legal Health and Safety legislation and Operational procedures are adhered to at all times and to work within Health and Safety Guidelines at all times ensuring the safety of self and others.
  • To work within other areas /departments within the company as requested by Management from time to time.
  • To keep up to date with company news and instructions by reading notices and memos.
  • To ensure all Personnel procedures are adhered to and completed as required.
  • To maintain a positive and caring attitude towards customers whilst delivering to their premises.
To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must have:
  • Cat B Driving Licence.
  • Good customer facing skills / polite and friendly manner
In return you will receive: 
  1. Competitive salary 
  2. Company Pension 
  3. Hospital cash plan scheme
  4. Benefits scheme 
  5. Life Assurance  
  6. Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

  • Coldstore Operatives (Night Shift)

  • Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
    Aylesford

  • Full time/Permanent
    Start time 6.45pm (Sunday to Thursday)

  • £ competitive salary

  • kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
    We currently have immediate vacancies for Coldstore Operatives to join our friendly night shift team in Aylesford, Kent.

  • Duties will include:
    • Picking orders (manually)
    • Stock checking and rotation
    • Manually replenishing pick faces
    • Operating machinery to deposit and withdraw stock pallets
    • Cleaning

  • To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must:
    • Have warehouse experience
    • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety Practices and Procedures
    • Reach truck licence preferred
    • Fork lift licence preferred
    • Be a good problem solver
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Display flexibility
    • Have good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Display flexibility and teamwork

  • In return you will receive:
    • Competitive salary
    • Company Pension
    • Hospital cash plan scheme
    • Benefits scheme
    • Life Assurance
    • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

  • Coldstore Operatives (Night Shift)

  • Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
  • Witney, Oxfordshire

  • Full time/Permanent
    Start time 6.45pm (Sunday to Thursday)

  • £ competitive salary

  • kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
    We currently have immediate vacancies for Coldstore Operatives to join our friendly night shift team in Aylesford, Kent.

  • Duties will include:
    • Picking orders (manually)
    • Stock checking and rotation
    • Manually replenishing pick faces
    • Operating machinery to deposit and withdraw stock pallets
    • Cleaning

  • To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must:
    • Have warehouse experience
    • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety Practices and Procedures
    • Reach truck licence preferred
    • Fork lift licence preferred
    • Be a good problem solver
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Display flexibility
    • Have good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Display flexibility and teamwork

  • In return you will receive:
    • Competitive salary
    • Company Pension
    • Hospital cash plan scheme
    • Benefits scheme
    • Life Assurance
    • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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  • Coldstore Operative (Day Shift)

  • Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
    Aylesford, Kent

  • Full time/Permanent

  • £competitive
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  • kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Coldstore Operative to join our friendly team in Aylesford, Kent.
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  • Duties will include:
    • Picking orders (manually)
    • Stock checking and rotation
    • Manually replenishing pick faces
    • Operating machinery to deposit and withdraw stock pallets
    • Cleaning
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  • To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must:
    • Have good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Good understanding of Health and Safety Practices and Procedures
    • Reach truck licence essential
    • Be a good problem solver
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Display flexibility
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  • In return you will receive:
    • Competitive salary
    • Company Pension
    • Hospital cash plan scheme
    • Benefits scheme
    • Life Assurance
    • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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  • Night Shunter                                                                                       

  • Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
    Aylesford
                                                                                                       
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    kff is a leading foodservice supplier committed to delivering quality food products direct to the caterer, operating throughout London, Oxfordshire and the South of England.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Night Shunter to join our friendly Operations team in Aylesford, Kent.
    The role of Night Shunter is to move vehicles safely around the yard and position them on loading bays ready for loading and to ensure they are plugged in, and a good temperature is maintained.
    This role will could include working in all weathers & at temperatures of -25.
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    Key responsibilities and accountabilities:  
  • Maintain & control safe vehicle movement
  • Reversing vehicles safely on to loading bays
  • Use of two-way radios to communicate effectively
  • Moving various palletized goods around site to different locations
  • Health & Safety of the yard area and you
  • Defect reporting – available & unavailable vehicles
  • You may also be required to assist in the Warehouse (should the need arise)
  • Carry out any other additional requests as required by your line manager
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    Competency profile required/Person specification:
  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication
  • Be able to follow radio instructions
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety Practices and Procedures
  • Be a good problem solver
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Display flexibility
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    In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance  
  • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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  • Telephone Sales / Order Processing

Kent Frozen Foods Ltd                                                                        
Aylesford, Kent 
                                                                           
Full time/Permanent
£competitive
 
kff is a regional food wholesaler with c.260 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. kff has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying both fantastic local pub and restaurant customers as well as delivering direct to the caterer.
We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Telephone Sales Representative to join our friendly Telephone Sales team in Aylesford, Kent.
This role is to provide excellent Customer Service to all incoming and outgoing telephone calls to kff customers.
 
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Manage a territory of existing customers, alongside the external representative.
  • Work through a call list of customers within a timely and orderly manner
  • Process orders accurately
  • Complete pricing forms for new products
  • Promote monthly promotions
To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must:
  • Good verbal communication skills on all levels
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to sell
  • Accurate and efficient IT skills
  • Be a team player
In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance  
  • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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In return you'll recieve:
 

  • Customer Care Assistant

  • Kent Frozen Foods Ltd                                                                        
    Aylesford, Kent     
  •                                                                               
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    kff is a regional food wholesaler with c.260 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. kff has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying both fantastic local pub and restaurant customers as well as delivering direct to the caterer.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Customer Care Advisor to join our friendly Customer Care team in Aylesford, Kent.
    This role will be providing support to customers calling and emailing, liaising with all areas of the business to investigate and solve customer queries. Contributing to a thriving Sales Team with great customer services and the ability to meet the needs of customers who need assistance.
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    Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • Investigate and resolve customer complaints quickly and patiently, including assistance of customers who may have received their orders late, have received the wrong order or have received faulty products.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate customer service records.
  • Keep confidential records and financial information private and secure.
  • Learn how to use database systems and technology to deliver great customer care.
  • Liaise with Company suppliers to arrange collections, investigations and credits from complaints or product recalls that have arisen.
  • Communicate with customers about their orders, including any delays or changes in delivery.
  • Communicate to customers details of any product recall notifications.   
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    Competency profile required/Person specification:
  • Friendly, patient and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ensure Company regulations and procedures are implemented
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    In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance 
  • Car parking
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

  • Area Sales Manager

    Kent Frozen Foods Ltd                                                                     
    Aylesford, Kent      
  •                                                                            
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    kff is a regional food wholesaler with c.270 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. kff has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying all sectors of the independent foodservice market.
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    We currently have an immediate vacancy for an Area Sales Manager to join our friendly Sales Team.
    The principle purpose of this role is to be responsible for, exceeding sterling and profit targets for kff within a defined geographical area, by selling a range of chilled, dry and frozen products from the kff range. Area Sales Managers are expected to generate their own opportunities and develop business in both existing and new business sectors.
    The ASM has a direct report into the Regional Sales Manager.
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    Key responsibilities and accountabilities:  
  • To exceed both sterling sales target and the company profit margin target.
  • Maximize business for the company through existing customer base using intelligent and efficient call coverage.
  • Generate own new business opportunities with customers matching kff’s target profile.
  • Track daily, weekly and quarterly performance against agreed KPI’s and targets.
  • Make sure all administration is up to date and acted upon.
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  • Competency profile required/Person specification:
  • Preferably minimum 2 years sales experience in Food Sector sales, showing a result’s driven sales career to-date.
  • Has passion for food and can demonstrate creativity in menu design and understands portioning control, menu planning and financial costing etc.
  • Competent in demonstrating that they can communicate at all levels both verbally and written.
  • Confident in cold calling as well as customer care and development of existing customers.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • PC Literate and confident in using Microsoft packages especially excel.
  • Can demonstrate a “self –starter” approach to their role and own development.
  • Understanding of the principles of Persuasive/Consultative Selling process.
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  • Competitive salary & OTE Bonus
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance 
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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  • Trainee Buyer

    Kent Frozen Foods Ltd                                                                        
    Aylesford, Kent            
  •                                                                        
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    kff is a regional food wholesaler with c.260 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. kff has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying both fantastic local pub and restaurant customers as well as delivering direct to the caterer.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a full time Trainee Buyer to join our friendly team in Aylesford, Kent.
    Reporting into the Head of Procurement for Grocery, Frozen and Dairy, the main functions of the role will be to provide support to the procurement team with wide ranging buying activities as well as managing a core set of suppliers and maintaining strong supplier relationships in order to achieve optimum commercial benefit.
     
    Key responsibilities:
  • Work with colleagues and suppliers to ensure required quality, price and service standards are met or exceeded at all times
  • Participate in product and category panels to deliver continuous improvement in product range, quality and pricing
  • Conduct category reviews and product gap analysis to deliver continuous improvement in product range, quality and pricing
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure continuity of supply and successful execution of new product launches
  • Ad hoc. procurement issues – eg. problematic deliveries, out of stocks, product availability, damages etc.
  • Sourcing products and/or new suppliers as a result of customer requests, gap analysis or company requirements which deliver competitive advantage but don’t compromise quality
  • Ensuring product changes are managed in line with company policy and communicated accordingly to all relevant stakeholders
  • Liaising with stock control and operations teams on forecasting, stock holdings and availability issues
  • Supplier/Customer/Exhibition visits in order to maintain and improve product knowledge as well as identifying new product opportunities and ensuring customers’ needs are met
  • Liaising with Sysco companies and personnel accordingly in order to meet group requirements and targets as part of the world’s global foodservice leader
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  • Accountabilities:
  • Manage supply base in line with agreed strategy for category and business, and in compliance with company policy and procedures
  • Negotiate contract terms (e.g. pricing, rebates, promotional support etc.) with suppliers to achieve optimum commercial benefit
  • Conduct regular review meetings with suppliers to monitor product/supplier performance, identify potential new listings and ensure commercial targets are being hit
  • Provide relevant and timely market and product information for internal customers and colleagues
  • Use product, industry and market information to identify and implement cost savings and improved supply opportunities for designated supply base
  • Build and maintain relationships both internally and with designated suppliers
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    Competency profile required/Person specification:
  • A ‘foodie’ – experience or a strong interest in food!
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Problem solving – be creative in your approach to find solutions to the challenges the unique business model presents
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    In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance 
  • Car parking
  •  
  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

  • Buyer

    Kent Frozen Foods Ltd                                                                        
    Aylesford, Kent  
  •                                                                                  
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    kff is a regional food wholesaler with c.260 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. kff has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying both fantastic local pub and restaurant customers as well as delivering direct to the caterer.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a full time Buyer to join our friendly team in Aylesford, Kent.
    Reporting into the Head of Procurement for Grocery, Frozen and Dairy, the main functions of the role will be manage supply base in line with agreed strategy for category and business in compliance with Company policy and procedures. Work with internal colleagues and suppliers to ensure required costs, quality and service standards are met or exceeded at all times.
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    Key responsibilities and accountabilities:  
  • Negotiate contract terms (e.g. pricing, rebates, promotional support etc.) with suppliers to achieve optimum commercial benefit
  • Conduct product and category panels to deliver continuous improvement in product range, quality and pricing
  • Conduct regular gap analysis, benchmarking, range reviews and market research to ensure opportunities are identified and evaluated
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other departments and external stakeholders to ensure continuity of supply and successful execution of new product launches
  • Conduct regular review meetings and build strong relationships with suppliers to monitor product/supplier performance and ensure commercial targets are hit
  • Liaise with Brakes head office and other Sysco members for market insight, product and supplier information.
  • Off-site visits including but not limited to; Exhibitions, Suppliers, Sysco meetings, Sales accompaniment days and Networking events
  • Running of reports to recognise areas of underperformance within supply base with the ability to identify appropriate solutions
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  • Accountabilities:
  • Provide relevant and timely market and product information for internal customers and colleagues
  • Use product, industry and market information to identify and implement cost saving and improved supply opportunities for designated supply base
  • Build and maintain relationships both internally and with designated suppliers
  • Manage contracts and terms agreements with suppliers
  • Manage product changes to ensure all internal and external stakeholders are communicated with
  • Manage supply chain with regards to daily issues including but not limited to: - Problematic deliveries, Out of stocks, Product availability etc.
  • Forecasting product sales to aid internal and external stakeholders on key products
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    Competency profile required/Person specification:
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels
  • Good problem solver
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    In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance 
  • Car parking
  •  
  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk

  • Warehouse Colleague / Van Driver                                        

    Kent Frozen Foods Ltd
    Aylesford, Kent       
  •                                                                      
    Full time/Permanent
    £competitive
     
    KFF is a regional food wholesaler with c.260 colleagues based near Maidstone, Kent. We are part of Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice provider with over 65,000 colleagues globally. KFF has a family feel with a close-knit team, supplying both fantastic local pub and restaurant customers as well as delivering direct to the caterer.
    We currently have an immediate vacancy for a Warehouse colleague/Van Driver to join our friendly team in Aylesford, Kent.
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    Duties will include:
  • Driver returns
  • Stock checking and rotation
  • Sorting and managing damaged product
  • Waste management & recycling
  • Yard maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Afternoon collection from local meat supplier
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  • To be considered for this role the ideal candidate must:
  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety Practices and Procedures
  • Display flexibility
  • Can do attitude
  • Driving license
  •  
  • In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension
  • Hospital cash plan scheme
  • Benefits scheme
  • Life Assurance  
  • Free Car parking
  • Free tea & coffee onsite
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  • If you think you are the right person for this role please send your CV to jobs@kff.co.uk
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