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. 

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Butcher with Maturing Meat
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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

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

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

Food
Advisor

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Food Advisor - Job Specification

This exciting position is based within the Contact Centre at our main premises at Inverurie, working 37.5 hours per week (exact days/hours to be confirmed). This is a key role in building and enhancing the relationship Donald Rusell has with its many customers.


You will be responsible for hitting key monthly sales and margin targets set for different activities, by undertaking outbound telemarketing campaings to build relationships with existing customers and generate additional sales. You will have the opportunity to develop a personal customer base and have reponsibility for optimising service and sales for your group, as well as resolving any queries or complaints raised.


Full training on all products (and yes that includes tasting!) will be a vital part to enhancing your knowledge of Donald Russell products to pass onto your customers.


An organised self-starter, confident communicator with first class interpersonal skills and excellent sales skills are key to success in this role. Proficiency in all MS Office packages and the ability to learn a bespoke ordering system are essential, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team when the need arises.


This role will be salaried, with a bonus scheme in place linked to performance.


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 quoting “Food Advisor” to contactcentrerecruitment@donaldrussell.co.uk or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR


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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