Warehouse Operatives

Garden Trading Carterton, United Kingdom


Garden Trading – Warehouse Operator

Garden Trading are passionate about creating products for your home and garden that are as functional as they are beautiful and are designed to stand the test of time.

We take hiring the right people as seriously as we take the quality of our products and the service our customers receive, as we believe every person has an important role to play in fulfilling our mission.

Our warehouse operates a 6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm, Monday – Friday. Candidates applying must show flexibility and be open to weekend working, either ad-hoc to meet demand or in the future as the business expands, so will its operational format.


As a Warehouse Operator you will:

  • Support the overall shift performance with adherence to Health & Safety and performance targets
  • Undertake the tasks that are required to support the shift’s activities including, but not limited to, loading/unloading, putaway, breakdown of pallets, stock checks, picking, packing and dispatch - subject to training and certification where required
  • Ensure stock and pick accuracy is maintained at all times and reporting is accurate and timely
  • Monitor quality of stock being put away, picked or packed, and follow the QC process if any damage or issues found
  • Support the end-to-end operation in optimising efficiency and continuously seeking ways to improve the customer experience, improve safety & efficiency and reduce cost
  • Ensure accurate records are always maintained for all requirements including training, compliance and Health & Safety
  • Support regular stock takes, including annual warehouse shutdown and year-end count
  • Support the Shift Team to deliver against all targets and embed a ‘customer first’ focus to deliver exceptional customer service always
  • Support positive motivation of colleagues, by being engage member of a high-performing team
  • Open to self-improvement with feedback from performance reviews with shift team, including KPIs measuring throughput, service level and efficiency
  • Input to team improvement planning, ensuring we’re all always working smarter, for a better customer experience and a happy, efficient team

What we are looking for:

  • Reliable individual that works effectively both by themselves and as part of a team
  • Resilient and confident individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment with high expectations
  • Preferentially an experienced operator within operations that has a strong focus on Customer Service
  • Demonstrates logical thinking, sound judgement and effective communication at all levels
  • Good numeracy, with ability to read reports and to utilise data to make decisions
  • Good understanding of the need to accurately record data
  • Good understanding of the operational processes and IT systems
  • Advocate for Health and Safety and actively engaged in building a better working environment
  • An awareness and interest in continuous improvement, preferentially with knowledge of tools and techniques