I joined Wolseley because it was the largest and best merchant to work for.
Working in supply chain
We have a national distribution centre at Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, along with four regional centres at Worcester in Worcestershire, Melmerby in West Yorkshire, Marston Gate in Bedfordshire and Measham in Derbyshire. With 1.5m square feet of warehouse space, they dispatch more than £1.6bn of stock each year. That’s the equivalent of around 7,000 orders every day to over 6,000 UK locations.
To achieve this takes a fleet of more than 800 vehicles that clocked up a combined total of 27 million miles in 2017. That’s 1,100 times round the world, or 55 return trips to the moon. Around 850 people work across this network, from drivers and warehouse operatives to helpdesk team leaders and operations managers. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to play a big role in our continuing success.
My career story
Ross Phillips, General Manager. Worcester Distribution Centre.
Originally, when I joined Wolseley, it was just a stop-gap. Within an hour of my interview, I was offered the job, so I thought I’d give it a go. What a great decision. It’s all about the people here – we have a great team. Every day brings fresh challenges because we’re always busy, so there’s also a big focus on safety. Wolseley offer a range of fantastic benefits, too. I was given some great advice by a colleague when I first joined – “join the pension and buy shares through SAYE.” I’d definitely recommend that to anyone joining.
General Manager, Wolseley Distribution
Manage all site activity, P&L, and engaging with staff, branches and suppliers.
Operations Manager, Wolseley Distribution
Managed all Warehouse Operations with budget control.
Day Shift Manager, Wolseley Distribution
Additional budget responsibilities, supporting Deputy Manager.
Day Shift Supervisor, Wolseley Distribution
Organised and planned a fast paced Goods-in operation.
Charge Hand – Mid Shift, Wolseley Distribution
Set up new shift and led small team, picking and processing branch orders.
Warehouse Assistant, Wolseley Worcester Feeder
Dealt with goods-in and picked orders for branch replenishment.
Trade counter/Warehouse Assistant, OBC (Wolseley Hughes Merchants)
Served customers and created delivery orders.
Fresh Claims Assistant, Department of Employment
Created appointments and processed fresh claims.
Accounts Clerk, John Waxwork Volvo
Maintaining the sales and purchase ledger, general filing activity.
Contact the recruitment team
We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available in any of our distribution centres, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Telephone: 01926 705260 (Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm)
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org