Warehouse Person and Driver

Posted 7 April by Howdens Joinery Featured Ending soon

Role Summary & Purpose



Our Warehouse Person is responsible for effective stock maintenance of incoming and outgoing stock, complying with the company’s health and safety regulations while providing high standards of customer service.


The use of Mechanical Handling Equipment and some manual lifting will be involved and as such you will need the ability to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism towards safety.


To meet the needs of our business a van is available to deliver kitchens and stock items to our customers and a full driving license is required with the ability to drive a long wheel base type van.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities


To deliver orders in our van to customers in a safe and timely manner


To unload and check accuracy of all incoming stock deliveries in line with the Health & Safety offloading procedures and company policy


To carry out daily checks on the forklift truck and other mechanical equipment in accordance reporting all defects to the Depot Manager


To maintain a high level of stock security and carry out the required security checks on all outgoing orders and deliveries


To carry out daily/weekly stock checks according to procedure, ensuring an accurate computer stock file


To maintain general housekeeping duties within the warehouse, stock rotation and product group, cleanliness and tidiness.


To participate as an effective and willing team member to achieve individual and team goals


To ensure a safe and comfortable environment is maintained for customers and employees within the depot


Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Regulations whilst in the depot


This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, but outlines the salient points of the role.


Key Performance Indicators


Good time management, ensuring that stock orders are ready to allow deliveries and collections to be made in a timely manner


Professional conduct in the warehouse, ensuring that Health & Safety Regulations are complied with at all times


Ability to work on own initiative as well as working alongside team members to achieve depot goals


Key Challenges


Maintaining accuracy of inventory through line checks, in order to fulfil customer orders


Optimising space in the warehouse ensuring this remains neat and tidy at all times and stock is always easily accessible


Attention to detail to ensure that stock checks are carried out accurately


About You


Basic Literacy and numeracy skills


Knowledge of stock management and health and safety at work


Ability to work on own initiative and meet tight deadlines


Ability to pay attention to detail, while being organised and committed




Why work for us?


At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a place in the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for in the Sunday Times for recognition of excellence in the workplace.


Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 600 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.


We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. We are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.


In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which include:


• Competitive salary
• Monthly depot performance bonus
• Matched contribution pension scheme
• Team incentives and outings
• 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years
• Staff discount on Howdens products
• Share awards and prize draws


Reference: 34852012

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