Inventory Operative

  • Kidlington, UK
  • £26,000 - £30,000 per annum GBP / Year


Job Summary by the careerbalance.co.uk Team:

104Job Description:We are looking for an Inventory Operator to join Thames Water permanently. As a Warehouse Operative, you will be part of the Inventory Operations and Supply Management team and will be required to provide safe custody and real-time visibility of our stock holdings. You will ensure a first-class professional delivery and collection service across all Thames Water & Alliance locations of critical stock and equipment to support the operational teams when facing customer and operational incidences.

You will be based at the Kidlington Hub and will be required to support all distribution hubs in the wider area when needed.
With this role you will be required to use your vehicle to travel between sites however, you will claim mileage.

What you’ll be doing as an Inventory Operator

  • Operating mechanical handling equipment in a safe manner.
  • FLT driving, training will be provided.
  • Using SAP to ensure that inventory levels reflect real-time holdings.
  • Updating stock records accordingly.
  • Safely and securely loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Managing daily receipts from Distribution Centres.
  • Actioning returns against works orders.
  • Maintaining good housekeeping throughout the site and stores.
  • Ensuring equipment and critical stock are delivered and collected on time.
  • Ensuring the safe custody of Thames Water stock and equipment.

We’re looking for you to

  • Have previous warehouse experience.
  • Hold a valid, full UK driving licence and have your transport.
  • Excellent numeracy, verbal, and written skills.
  • FLT licence is beneficial but not essential, training will be provided.
  • Possess basic computer skills, specifically Excel.
  • Be comfortable with manual handling, lifting to 25 kg.

What’s in it for you?

  • Offering a salary between £26,000 to £30,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution – Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
  • 45 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 07.00 am-4.30 pm.
  • Occasional Saturdays may be required, overtime rate applies.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear – to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life’s essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.Location: South East, Kidlington

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