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Warehouse Operative

Yusen Logistics

About Yusen Logistics

Yusen Logistics specialise in international freight and supply chains.

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Job description from Yusen Logistics

Warehouse Operative Northampton, Northamptonshire

The Company

Yusen Logistics is working to become the world’s preferred supply chain logistics company. Our complete offer is designed to forge better connections between businesses, customers and communities – through innovative supply chain management, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services. As a company, we’re dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone who works with us is committed, connected and creative in making us the world’s preferred choice.

We are currently looking for a Grade 3 Warehouse Operative based in our Grange Park site.

Salary: £24,918.40 per annum plus £800 shift allowance. Shift pattern: Monday – Friday 14:00pm – 10:00pm.

Main Responsibilities:

As a Warehouse Operative, you will support warehouse procedures at our Northampton site, ensuring all company procedures are adhered to.

Your duties will include:

- As directed, safely handle products through all inbound and outbound processes - Ensure all goods are handled in the correct manner to ensure that damage to kept to a minimum and manual handling techniques are followed to prevent injury and harm. - Carry out any other reasonable requests to support the effective running of the warehouse. - Ensure all health and safety procedures are adhered to, including PPE, escalating any concerns to your line manager at the earliest opportunity. - Ensure all equipment checks are carried out in accordance with procedure, raising any defects to your line manager. - Ensure all company procedures are adhered to, including absence, performance, standards of behaviour, taking due consideration of company values. - Ensure any concerns, issues or variances to instructions are immediately communicated to your line manager to allow appropriate action to be taken at the earliest opportunity. - As directed, and in accordance with training, appropriately use Manual Handling equipment to support the operational processes when required.

Qualifications and Experience:

- MHE Licence (VNA Essential) - Good level of general education, including good understanding of both written and verbal English - Literate and numerate - Previous warehouse experience is an advantage - An awareness of manual handling techniques is an advantage - Basic PC skills an advantage - Previous experience in a pharmaceutical operation is advantageous - An understanding of GDP

Other organisations may call this role Warehouse and Processing Operative, Warehouse Operative, Yardsperson, Warehouse Picker, Logistics Operative, General Operative, Warehouse Loader, Storesperson, Order Picker, Warehouse Assistant, or Yard Operative.

Yusen Logistics Ltd are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Warehouse Operative, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

Job insights from Breakroom

Warehouse operative

Warehouse operatives take delivery of goods, and pick, pack and dispatch products

What you’ll do as a warehouse operative:

  • Take delivery of goods and raw materials
  • Pack and wrap goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Make sure stock is stored correctly and safely
  • Load goods ready for dispatch

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Night work
  • Cleaning
  • Physical activities

Map

Northampton, England, United Kingdom

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Yusen Logistics pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    94% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Yusen Logistics pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    67% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Yusen Logistics get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    61% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do Yusen Logistics pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    53% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Yusen Logistics do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do Yusen Logistics workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    82% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Yusen Logistics?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Yusen Logistics managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    92% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Yusen Logistics?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    46% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Yusen Logistics feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    47% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Yusen Logistics get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    94% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Yusen Logistics?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    65% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Yusen Logistics enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    69% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and December 2023.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Yusen Logistics recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    47% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Yusen Logistics?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Yusen Logistics?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Yusen Logistics head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    81% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Yusen Logistics is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    69% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Yusen Logistics

What Yusen Logistics employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Processing invoices

    Worst thing

    Awaiting long time for a suppliers responding

    9.4

    Yusen Logistics Administrator, March 2023

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