Posted 5 days ago

Warehouse Operative – Cambridge, UK (Temp to Perm Fixed Term Contract for 6 Months)

Salary: £16,000 – £18,000 Basic + Up to 6% Pension Scheme + Private Medical Cover + Medicash Scheme + 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Buy or Sell 5 Holidays + Cycle to Work Scheme + Profit Share Scheme

Based: Over, Cambridge

The Requirements:


  • Must hold Full UK Drivers Licence
  • Previous experience of working in a warehousing or warehouse environment preferably in a warehouse operative or van driving role (or a mix between the two would be ideal)
  • Good health and fitness

Desirable, but not essential:

  • Forklift licence/experience (Training could and would be provided where required)
  • ‘Order Picker’ licence (Training could and would be provided where required)
  • Maths and English GCSE’s (or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with SAP Business One
  • Previous experience with risk assessments both writing and following
  • Knowledge of Excel, Outlook, diary management, emails and tasks

The Responsibilities:

  • Goods in – Ensure goods are received, labelled and stored in the appropriate sections in a timely and efficient manner
  • Goods out – Ensure orders are picked, packed and shipped according to customer’s requirements and conform to packing guidelines for delicate instruments, glassware, chemicals and transport
  • Assembly – Assembling of parts using raw materials to create finished goods where required
  • Delivery Planning – Alongside the Warehouse Manager help to plan local deliveries
  • Customer Satisfaction – Respond to and deal with all customer communication in a timely and efficient manner a build up a rapport with the customer
  • Be an ambassador for the company – Ensure deliveries are made in a safe, timely and professional manner with customer satisfaction in mind
  • Data Accuracy – Maintain stock quality and shelf life management and well as perform stock counts on a cyclical basis, to maintain the accuracy of data. Keep accurate records of deliveries and customer authorisation and ensure all records and filed on time
  • Uphold our ISO standards (9001, 14001 and 18001) – Assist in ensuring quality procedures are followed, kept up to date for the department and ensure ISO audits are carried out
  • Team work – Working as part of a small warehouse team, provide support and process improvement to meet team and company goals
  • Communication – Communicate within the team and with other departments as required to assist in meeting strategic goals
  • Cleanliness – Maintain a clean, tidy, safe, healthy warehouse, van and working environment for all at all times.
  • Health and Safety – Follow all quality and health and safety practices and conform to any current legislative requirements as instructed by the Warehouse Manager. Including conducting regular inspections of the vehicles
  • Operation – Be able to operate mechanised and computerised systems and be able to operate a forklift and picker where appropriate

My Client & Opportunity:

  • My client is one of the market leading manufacturers and distributors within the life sciences industry who have an exciting and innovative product portfolio of laboratory products, instrumentation and consumables that are outsourced to the end users in the; Academia, R&D, Bio Tech & Industrial sectors. They have built an outstanding reputation over the last 60 years and they have secured the trust of over 600 manufacturers to be the face for the sale of their products
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to make their first step into a customer facing scientific position, with opportunities to progress in the future within the company in a variety of other roles

Apply today by sending your word CV to Ben Atherton of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to or call Ben in confidence right now for more information on 0113 243 3499.

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