Work for Donald Russell

At Donald Russell we care passionately about our product and our people. We know that it is vital to have the right people to build our company and practice our brand values of Honesty, Integrity, Unity, Agility and Passion. 

Fulfilment Staff
Butcher with Maturing Meat
Butchers Working

Product excellence and exceptional service is what we aim to achieve at Donald Russell by sourcing, preparing and supplying the highest quality food to our valued customers. We are a Royal Warrant Holder and one of the UKs leading independent food producers, selling direct to private customers through our website and customer service centre. Our Trade and Export office supplies chef's, premium hotels and restaurants through our food service business. 

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Experienced
Butcher

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Experienced Butcher - Job Specification

Reporting to a Team Lead this position is based in Inverurie.
Purpose:
Working within the Butchery Team to ensure that the final products meet the quality and specifications required by Donald Russell and its customers
Accountabilities:
  • On a daily basis, preparation of products to both customer and Donald Russell specifications and standards
  • Operation of any machinery used during the butchery process (full training will be provided)
  • Ability to understand and adhere to traceability procedures
  • Good housekeeping and ensuring all equipment is kept in good condition
  • Maintain quality and hygiene standards
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner complying with all regulatory requirements, legislation and Donald Russell QHSE procedures
Qualifications:
  • No specific qualifications are required for this role
Experience:
  • Previous butchery skills within a meat production environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of meat products and knife skills
Skills and Competencies:
  • Ability to understand and adhere to food safety standards
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to understand specification sheets
Key Behaviours:
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Driven by a desire to produce excellent work, both individually and as part of a highly-motivated team

Production
Operative

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Production Operative - Job Specification

Reporting to a Team Lead this position is based in Inverurie.

Working hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (6 am – 2.30 pm) with overtime when required.
Duties will include:
  • On a daily basis, preparation of product to Donald Russell and customer standards and specifications
  • Develop basic knife skills to trim and debone meat products (full in house training given)
  • Operation of any machinery used during the production process (full training will be provided)
  • Weighing and packing meat products
  • Counting, moving, lifting and stacking product as required (training in manual handling will be given)
  • Completion of specification paperwork
  • Good housekeeping and ensuring all equipment is kept in good condition
  • Maintain quality and hygiene standards
Skills & Experience:
  • Previous experience within a food despatch environment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Knowledge of meat products and knife skills would be beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to understand and adhere to food safety standards
  • Weighing and packing meat products
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to understand specification sheets
  • A desire to product excellent work, both individually and as part of a highly-motivated team
To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to inverurierecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR The closing date for this post is Wednesday 5th September 2018

General Ops
(Packer)

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General Operative (Packer) - Job Specification

Starting in mid October, this is a Fixed Term role until 31st December 2018 and based at our Fulfilment Centre in Kintore. The role will involve working within the busy packing team, ensuring that customer orders are correct and packed for distribution appropriately. This role is based within a chilled environment, and appropriate PPE will be issued. Working hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (6 am – 2 pm) with overtime working which will include earlier starts and Saturday working, when required.
The Duties will include:
    On a daily basis, packing the customer orders to exact specifications, ensuring that the orders are correct
  • Operating scanning and barcode equipment
  • Completion of necessary paperwork
  • Counting, moving lifting and stacking products
  • Packing of dry ice when required
  • Ensuring that work areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Ensure all personal equipment is kept in safe working order
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices within work area
  • Maintaining quality and hygiene standards
Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Previous experience within a food dispatch environment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Knowledge of relevant picking and packing equipment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to understand and adhere to food safety standards
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • A desire to produce excellent work, both individually and as part of a highly-motivated team
To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to kintorerecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR The closing date for this post is Wednesday 19th September 2018

General Ops
(Picking)

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General Operative (Picking) - Job Specification

Starting in mid October, this is a Fixed Term role until 31st December 2018, based at our Fulfilment Centre in Kintore. The role will involve working within a freezer / cold store environment, picking frozen orders for our customers. Appropriate PPE will be issued. Working hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (6 am – 2 pm) with overtime working which will include earlier starts and Saturday working, when required.
Purpose:
Working within the Added Value Team to ensure that the final products meet the quality and specifications required by Donald Russell and its customers
The Duties will include:
  • On a daily basis, picking the customer orders to exact specifications
  • Counting, moving lifting and stacking products
  • Using hand or motorised lifting and moving equipment where necessary (full training will be provided)
  • Ensuring that necessary paperwork is completed accurately
  • Ensuring that work areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Ensure all personal equipment is kept in safe working order
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices within work area
  • Maintaining quality and hygiene standards
Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Previous experience within a food dispatch environment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Knowledge of relevant picking and packing equipment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to understand and adhere to food safety standards
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A desire to produce excellent work, both individually and as part of a highly-motivated team
To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to kintorerecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR The closing date for this post is Wednesday 19th September 2018

Marketing
Co-Ordinator

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Marketing Co-Ordinator - Job Specification

This exciting role is based within the Marketing Department at our premises in Inverurie and will provide support to the Marketing team in implementing the marketing and communications campaigns and activities for Donald Russell.


Working 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week), this busy and fast paced role is pivotal in co-ordinating and helping bring the marketing activity of Donald Russell to life. Taking direction from and working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and the existing team, you will assist with the finalisation of flatplans and design briefs, the shaping of copy and design visuals of artwork and managing the production of all internal marketing materials and point of sales materials. Some experience in the managing of social media platforms is essential.


Having just gone through a major re-branding exercise, it‘s an exciting time for the company. Our brand is our major consideration when creating social media campaigns, photoshoots, corporate imagery and briefs, as well as our core values of Honesty, Integrity, Unity, Agility and Passion and the willingness to embrace and positively promote these is key.


We’re looking for a creative, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in type of individual, with experience of commissioning graphic design work and preparing press-ready copy coupled with an exceptional eye for detail.


Applicants should also possess excellent written English and the demonstrable ability to work on multiple projects with challenging and changing deadlines. A good working experience of Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative suite is essential. Experience of working within a marketing team would be beneficial, preferably within an FMCG business.


To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to allanr@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR

On Call
Sales Advisor

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On Call Sales Advisor - Job Specification

This on call role is based within the Contact Centre in Inverurie, taking telephone calls and enquiries from new and existing customers and placing orders on our in house system, all whilst providing a first class customer service. You will also be responsible for keeping accurate records of customer interactions and carry out various administrative duties relevant to the role, such as following up on customer enquiries.


The role will be working as and when required to cover peak call times in the Contact Centre which are as follows:


  • Monday, Tuesday & Friday – 8 am – 8 pm (full flexibility to cover different shifts during these hours would be advantageous)
  • Evenings – 4 pm – 8 pm
  • Weekends – 9 am – 5 pm


Other hours may be available and will be offered, where possible, during the normal opening hours - although no hours are guaranteed.


As the “voice” of Donald Russell, applicants should possess exceptional communication skills, with an ability to display confidence, patience, tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations. Strong MS Office skills are essential, as is the ability to learn a bespoke IT package. Previous experience within a Contact/Service Centre environment would be advantageous, but not essential as full training will be given.


As this role involves processing financial transactions for our customers, all successful applicants will be required to undertake and successfully pass a basic Disclosure Scotland check.


To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to contactcentrerecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR

Cold Store
Supervisor

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Cold Store Supervisor - Job Specification

Based at Kintore, this role will involve working as part of the Kintore team to supervise the Cold Store and staff in it to ensure that the final product meets quality and customer specifications and the objectives of Donald Russell are achieved. Working hours are Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (6 am – 2 pm) with overtime when required.
The Duties will include:
  • Supervising the cold store to ensure that the final product meets quality and customer specification
  • Deputising for Cold Store and Dry Ice Manager
  • Supervising the intake and QC Controls
  • Courier despatch support
  • Booking in/despatching stock using cold store system
  • Looking after blast freezing (temperature checks, loading/unloading/defrosting) and maintaining appropriate records
  • Communicate job expectations, train and develop employees
  • Determine staff levels and assign workloads
  • Measure and report the effectiveness of the cold store activities and employees performance on a regular basis and through the annual performance review process
Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Experience in working in a cold store environment
  • Experience in driving a reach truck
  • Possessing, or potential to develop effective supervisory skills and techniques
  • Ability to input, retrieve and analyse data
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to confidently direct and co-ordinate operations
  • Good organisational ability
  • Driven by a desire to produce excellent work, both individually and as part of a highly motivated team
To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to kintorerecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR The closing date for this post is Wednesday 12th September 2018

Interested in working with us?

To apply for any of these vacancies please forward a covering letter and your current CV by email or post to the address on the relevant job profile. Alternatively for general enquiries about working for Donald Russell please email hr@donaldrussell.co.uk

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We value our staff

  • Annual leave allowance
  • Generous staff discount on products
  • Free car parking on site
  • Long service awards
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Dress down Friday (office personnel)
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