Reference : GBR02279

Warehouse Operative

  • Distribution Operations
  • United Kingdom Thurrock
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/05/2021

Position description

IDS are a part of Saint-Gobain - Winners of ‘TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL’ five years running! (2016 – 2020)

Looking to join a brand that is passionate about its employees, where virtually no day is the same? Then we have the perfect role for you here at IDS, the UK's largest distributor of surfacing materials, specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, panel products and solid surfacing.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Warehouse Operative to join our team at IDS Thurrock. You will use your dedication and enthusiasm to ensure that products are safely unloaded, accurately booked-in, carefully picked and packed ready for daily deliveries, whilst strictly adhering to Company Health and Safety procedures and Business Controls.

As a Warehouse Operative with IDS, you will:

  • Ensure all discrepancies are identified.
  • Pick goods for outgoing orders and place in loading bay.
  • Load company vehicles and work with a small team
  • Follow company procedures to action any nil stocks accordingly.
  • Prepare for and carry out regular Stocktakes in accordance with Company stock take procedure.
  • Operate a Forklift Truck, if a holder of a current FLT licence and ATO.
  • Provide general Housekeeping.

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

So if you…

  • Have a full understanding of Company Procedures and requirements.
  • Have good Numeracy and Literacy skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Are customer focused and a real team player.
  • Display a positive attitude and outlook.
  • Hold FLT licences - would be preferred, though training will be offered to the successful applicant where necessary.

...we may just be the right fit for each other. Does this sound like you?

What are the benefits?

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 31 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with service.
  • A defined share purchasing scheme.
  • As an employee with IDS, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts and various other benefits.

So if you’re up for a new challenge, why not get in touch and apply online today!


The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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