ScS Careers

Distribution Centre Supervisor

Job Details


Basingstoke DC

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

06/09/2019 11:00

Job Description

An exciting opportunity of Distribution Centre Supervisor has arisen within ScS, one of the UK’s leading sofa, carpet specialists.  For over 100 years ScS have been providing customers with an excellent customer experience, selling beautiful products with outstanding value, quality and choice.

With around 1800 team members contributing to the success of our company, ScS is a diverse and vibrant place to work.  We understand that our people are key to creating a thriving business.  We are recognised as a 5 Star Trustpilot company and the only furniture and flooring retailer with over 100,000 Trustpilot reviews from our customers!

Role Summary:

To ensure the optimum contribution of the team to the overallefficiency and effectiveness of the distribution operation. This is a wide-ranging role including supervision, teamleadership, manual handling and administration.

Core Performance Areas:

  • Assists with the unloading and receipt of goods into the DC (both the manual and administration processes) in line with Company policy and practices to achieve the safe delivery in perfect condition of customer orders.

  • Supervises and, where necessary contributes to the removal of packaging from goods received and supervises the disposal of waste materials in line with Company policy to ensure a clean, safe and tidy working environment.

  • Supervises and assists team members with the moving handling and storage of goods within the DC in line with established policy and work practices to ensure the good condition of customer goods and optimum use of DC space and facilities.

  • Supervises and undertakes quality inspections of goods for delivery, agrees and/or initiates remedial action as required and ensures goods are wrapped for despatch in line with Company policy and established working practices.

  • Supervises and assists team members in the moving, handling and loading of goods, for delivery to customers, in line with established Company policy and working practices to ensure the safe despatch, in perfect condition, of customers’ goods.

  • Supervises and contributes towards general good housekeeping within the DC and vehicles to ensure the achievement of a clean and safe working environment and oversees the basic maintenance of equipment to ensure the optimum performance of moving and handling aids.

  • Assists and supports the Distribution Centre Manager in the maintenance of security of the premises, personnel and stock in particular securing and alarming premises when directed to do so and undertaking security procedures in line with established Company practices.

  • Provides first line leadership and direction to a team of DC Operatives, motivating the team to optimise individual and collective work performance.

  • Assists and contributes to the effective control of stock levels, ensuring that monitoring takes place in line with the ScS manual.

  • Pro-actively contributes to the day-to-day management of Health and Safety within the DC, in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy to ensure the safety of the entire team.

  • Monitor the work of DC operatives to ensure that Manual Handling and other Health and Safety procedures are adhered to and conduct retraining on a regular basis to ensure skills are kept updated.


Personal Qualities:

  • Proven organisation skills and attentive to detail

  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Effectively contributes when working in a team environment

  • Able to accurately follow instructions and Company policy.

  • Strives to achieve consistently high levels of customer service.

  • Capable of undertaking the manual aspects of the job role.

  • Your benefits

  • Generous salary
  • Overtime available
  • Uniform provided
  • Generous staff discounts on our beautiful sofa, carpets & furniture range
  • Terrific Discounts from all Major High Street Retailers, all Major Holiday Companies, gym membership discounts and much more.
  • Long service annual leave benefits
  • Share incentive plan (S.I.P)
  • Career Progression & Regular training provided
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance



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