Stores Operative

  • Job Reference: REQ_26602
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Employer: Saab AB
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

The Role:

  • Perform a variety of activities that include receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, picking Work Orders and Sales Orders in accordance to the MRP schedule, packing and shipping orders to customers, and organising and retrieving stock.

Job Specific accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Receive goods and materials accurately/efficiently via Goods Inwards in accordance with the delivery schedule on MRP.

  • Process all goods receipt documentation including scanning; deal with booking in problems with purchasing and ensure non stock orders are delivered to individuals.

  • Locate stock into the correct locations from QC or Good Inwards, ensuring all stock is safely stored and stock rotation techniques are applied at all times.

  • Ensure that all stock is labelled and packed appropriately to ensure it is easily identifiable and free of contamination/damage.

  • Pick work orders and sales orders in relation to picking lists, ensuring excellent levels of accuracy.

  • Perform general physical activities in stores area such as loading, unloading, sorting, cleaning and stock movements.

  • Follow manual handling guidelines for physical stock movements ensuring appropriate lifting equipment is used where appropriate.

  • Ensure that the yard is organised, clean, safe and stock is located appropriately according to its physical size - including COSHH cabinet and oil store.

  • Support the processing of waste collection in line with the business requirements.

  • Respond to hatch enquires with the appropriate level of urgency.

  • Processing of online stores requisitions in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Accurate processing of daily KPI's, and product/part details such as new locations updates.

  • Maintain all stores related equipment and vehicles and report any malfunctions to Materials Supervisor.

  • Maintain high levels of stock accuracy and report any stock discrepancies to the Materials Supervisor.

  • To ensure all systems and sales orders are packed to a high standard and correctly labelled for courier collections.

  • To ensure crates and packing materials are ordered in a timely manner to meet system, production and internal sales deadlines.

  • To undertake any other duties as appropriate within their competence, as required by their Head of Unit from time to time.

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information and Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business objectives or deadlines.

  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by a member of the management team or authorised representative.

  • To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness.