There are two sides to Distribution - Primary and Secondary. Primary makes sure products are smoothly transported between our 12 bakeries and 14 depots to our despatch teams, who collate and distribute products so our trunking teams can fulfill onward internal deliveries. Secondary distribution takes products to customers from big multiples to smaller convenience stores, with multi-drop deliveries by the Sales Delivery team.
I'm a Sales Team Leader at Bolton Bakery. I manage a team of drivers and the sales operation from 4am, with 115 staff, 71 routes across the North West and just over 1500 customers. We deliver around 2 million products a week, and I deal with everything from customer service to staff and resource management.
Warburtons was an easy choice, being one of the top brands in the country. It has a long and illustrious family history and excellent reputation.
I've gained the IOSH Managing Safety Certificate.
In my manager's absence I look after the sales department, and I also work closely with National accounts ' I'd like to develop in both these areas.
I'm a Despatch Manager in Burnley ' very different to my previous job making satellite dishes!
My Dad works here, and told me there was an opportunity. The fact he's been here so long speaks volumes about it being a great place to work.
I've worked right up from the ranks from Operative to Team Manager and now Despatch Manager ' but my proudest moment was being an Annual VIP (