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Warehouse Operative

Partridge Green (United Kingdom) Permanent Ends 28/01/2020

The role

This is an exciting time to join the team, with the Asahi business entering into a new phase of its journey in the UK and Europe, following Asahi acquisition of the Fuller’s drinks business in April 2019. The operational footprint in the UK has widened, bringing new brewing and distribution capabilities as well as an expanded portfolio - now including cask ales and ciders for the first time.

Asahi UK Holdings Limited is the integrated Supply Chain and Distribution company of Asahi, managing all brewing, warehousing, distribution, import and export for the business in the UK. The highly-skilled team coordinates supply of some of the world’s best loved beer brands for the UK market, such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Asahi Super Dry, as well as brewing, production and distribution operations at Meantime Brewing Company in Greenwich, Cornish Orchards cidery in Duloe, Cornwall, our Dark Star Brewery in West Sussex, and The Fuller’s Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London. For further information, visit

Job Purpose:

The Warehouse Operative is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the warehouse at the Dark Star Brewery. They will be expected to work alongside the other Warehouse Operative under the day to day supervision of the Packaging & Warehouse Operations Lead in our busy work environment. Receiving raw materials in, sending finished goods out, maintaining the highest level of standards across the warehouse function and supporting the brewing team with production.

Key Responsibilities:

*Receive in deliveries of raw materials, checking quality and quantity ordered
*Ensure the safe loading and storage of kegs, casks, packaged beer and other products into vehicles to be transferred out into the Asahi supply chain
*Ensure an accurate and up to date list of all materials and finished product within the Warehouse
*Ensure time deadlines within the busy Warehouse environment are met, working closely with the Packaging & Warehouse Operations Lead to control the workflow
*Ensure accuracy and compliance of all paperwork within the Warehouse team
*Lead the cask filling operation for the Warehouse
*Check beer for QA compliance before cask racking
*Lead and manage the brewhouse cleaning operation including vessels and spent grain extraction
*Assist the brewing team with beer checks and brewing operations
*Maintain the expected high levels of Health & Safety within the Warehouse area
*Actively promoting and engaging with new ways of working and Warehouse processes
*Management of warehouse machinery, such as forklift trucks and PPE
*This list is not exhaustive, and duties may change from time to time

Key Strengths for the Role:

*Hands-on and proactive with a positive "can do attitude"
*Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload
*Disciplined approach to work including the ability to work under pressure
*Keen eye for Health & Safety, reporting all relevant incidents and potential issues
*Excellent day-to-day time management, both personally and for your daily Warehouse schedule
*Good level of verbal and written English
*Team player
*Passion for great beer

Required Experience, Training and Qualifications:

*Appreciation for nature of the work, with heavy lifting and forklift truck use a key activity of day-to-day work
*We are looking for a smart and organised individual with a positive attitude who can be an ambassador for Dark Star
*This role may suit someone who already has Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience
*A forklift truck licence is essential

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