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Collections Driver Job at Eurofins UK Food Testing – Feltham

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

This position is for 45 hours per week: Monday – Friday, with a flexible start time, 07:00 – 16:00. you might be required to assist with afternoon collections / drops.

Make collections of ambient, chilled and frozen samples and product from customer’s premises and other Eurofins offices throughout the UK to a pre-planned regional route in a timely manner by using a company vehicle with internal chilled units in accordance with company procedures and service levels.

The driver is responsible for the safe and appropriate handling of the customer’s samples to ensure they are stowed appropriately within the vehicle.

Respond positively to route changes that the company feels reasonable for the driver to complete.

Ensure all paperwork is completed with a high degree of accuracy, with recording of temperature and time records on a daily record sheet and reporting into the Logistics Management team

Ensure collections are returned to site safely and securely.

To communicate on a regular basis with control throughout the day

The vehicle is to be parked overnight at the normal place of work and any off duty periods unless previously agreed otherwise with the management team.

Drivers are responsible for carrying out daily and weekly vehicle checks, oil, water etc and reporting any defects in a timely manner to the logistics manager.

Drivers are responsible for reporting accidents and breakdowns.

Ensure the vehicle is locked and secure when unattended.

Promote the Eurofins image by wearing a clean, neat and tidy uniform as provided, and by ensuring your vehicle is maintained in a clean, tidy and serviceable condition.

Provide a high level of internal and external customer care.

To partake in any developmental training as required in compliance with the Company Standard.

Drive Company vehicles in a safe and courteous fashion in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Transport and in compliance with the Highway Code.

Take all reasonable action to ensure the safety and security of vehicles, equipment, goods, fellow employees and other road users.

Responsible for promoting a professional image of the Company

Qualifications

Good geographical knowledge of the UK road network

Appreciation of vehicle maintenance and safety checks

A customer focused approach with pleasant demeanour.

Effective communication skills.

A positive can do approach

Experience of chilled multi drop collection and deliveries, working to strict timed deadlines

Full UK Driving License

Additional Information

Benefits

At Eurofins we are growing, innovating and always learning. We celebrate the achievements of our employees through annual long service awards, recognise our colleagues special life events, and we are committed to charitable causes through global fundraising activities.

As a Eurofins employee you will benefit from:
Holiday Purchase Scheme

Life Assurance (4 times annual salary)

Company Pension Plan

Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 confidential support.

Free car parking

Worldwide career opportunities

Everyone who joins our team also gets access to Perkbox, allowing you to save money all year round. Whether its supermarket savings or days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

What Happens Next

Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it’s incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you’ll be invited to meet the team to give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths.

Application Tips

It’s really helpful for our Recruitment Team if you include a full up to date CV, your current location and a contact number so we can talk to you about our exciting opportunities. Please also detail your current Right to Work status in the UK.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

About the Company

Company: Eurofins UK Food Testing –

Company Location:  Feltham

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