A Warehouse Operative working in the Warehouse

Warehouse Operative Job Description

Pick and pack a new job as a warehouse operative with Co-op.  

The Co-op logistics teams goal is to make sure stores are full of the products customers love. Blue Arrow regularly place candidates into Warehouse Operative roles in the 12 Co-op depots across the UK. These Co-op depots employ in excess of 1,200 colleagues and over 10 million cases of products are picked ready for delivery to more than 2,600 stores nationwide. 

Warehouse Operative roles in Co-op are perfect for hardworking, efficient and organised individuals who thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere. If you can work to efficient process methods and adapt to various roles you will be an asset to the team, vital to ensuring the supply chain runs smoothly.  

As a Co-op Warehouse Operative, you will be joining a large community of dedicated, hard-working and energised individuals who pride themselves on their commitment and work ethic. Co-op strive to build a workforce that is diverse and inclusive, embracing people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Co-op are renowned for their exceptional working conditions, flexibility and competitive pay, but that’s not all, a job at Co-op is so much more than a job; as a Co-op colleague you will be working in a business that’s building a brighter future for its members, customers, colleagues and local communities. Click here to find out more about working at Co-op and here to find out about the Co-op culture.  

A Warehouse Operative role provides a varied workday that includes:  

  • Assisting with the unloading of vehicles and the checking in of stock.
  • Sorting and placing materials or items on to racks, and shelves. 
  • Collecting items from throughout the depot, preparing and completing orders. 
  • Performing warehouse inventory controls via scanner and or through a computer.
  • Stock counting and location checks.  

Being a Warehouse Operative can be challenging work, you will spend most of your day working within one area of the depot, whether that be chilled, frozen or ambient. You will find yourself on your lollop (mini forklift) collecting items and distributing them to their proper location, loading and unloading delivery vehicles, picking and preparing stock for individual store orders and keeping everything clean and tidy. Headsets and voice activated technology will guide you through your tasks for the day, the technology is intuitive and responsive helping you to maximise your productivity and easily navigate around the warehouse.  

You will be a great fit for this role if you are upbeat, self-motivated, and enjoy working systematically and productively. The fast paced and energised environment relies on organisation and efficiency and while you will be using a mini forklift for many of your duties, with so much ground to cover it is important to ensure that you have a moderate level of fitness to enable you to carry out your tasks comfortably.   

Picking and preparing stock for store orders can involve a substantial amount of manual handling including bending, stretching, stooping, stepping, reaching and lifting. Co-op depots have a strong focus on safety and wellbeing and having a good range of mobility is important to ensure you can work safely without placing undue strain on your body. 

Key attributes 

  • Good organisational skills.
  • Reliability and dependability.
  • Literacy & numeracy.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Upbeat and energised.
  • Flexible and willing take on a variety of tasks.
  • Team player.  

Co-op depots are usually located on large industrial landscapes with good access to main roads and public transport. To find out if there is a Co-op distribution centre near you and what transport links are available, click here to view the Co-op location pages.

If you feel that a job as a Co-op Warehouse Operative is a good fit for you click over to our Co-op job opportunities pages to see what roles are currently available and where. 

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