Forklift Operator

Role: Forklift Operator (Warehouse Operative)

Location: NW10

Working Hours: 8AM - 6PM, Permanent, Monday - Friday (Saturday when required)

Rate: £9 per hour

Reporting to:  Warehouse Manager

Company Profile:

Japan Centre Group Ltd began life in 1976 with a suitcase full of Japanese books and an inspired idea to cater for the community of Japanese people living in London. It has since grown to become one of the largest and most influential Japanese retailers in the UK & Europe, adding a supermarket, bakery, deli, homeware department, online services and wholesale division to its repertoire, as well as Shoryu Ramen restaurants and our fine dining restaurant Sakagura Ltd.  In 2018, we opened the largest Japanese Food Hall in the UK, located in Westfield London. 

We would like to welcome you to the Japan Centre team!


  • All our colleagues are required to help keep our sites clean & hygienic
  • Clearing and cleaning of work surfaces, tables and preparation areas
  • Using authorised chemicals to clean all our equipment along with work surfaces and backstage areas
  • To remove refuse & dispose of it when necessary


  • Refill relevant  products 
  • Check & rotate date codes to ensure we provide our customers with quality products
  • Complete stocktaking activities on a periodic basis
  • Manual Handling - lifting, bending, stretching and carrying

Warehouse Duties

  • Pick products as ordered
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Helping in applying labels to products
  • Replenish stock to relevant location

Administration & Computer Work

  • Check & complete department paperwork on a daily/weekly basis
  • Ensure legal checks are completed accurately and on time
  • Complete stock taking paperwork on a periodic basis
  • To clock in and out for shifts in line with company policy
  • To check online payment system weekly for updates or queries


- Must hold a forklift licence

- More than 3 years experience in forklift operation (reach truck / articulated truck)

- Efficient, accurate, helpful and cautious

- Previous experience in  a similar role in a fast paced environment

- Passionate about delivering excellent customer service


- Experience in food-related operation

- Japanese language skills


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Japan Centre UNIT B, Park Royal

NW10 7NZ
NW10 7NZ London Directions 02034056281

Employee Benefits

Join us and you get all these amazing benefits!

  • 20% employee discount

    Employees get 20% off across all our sites including Shoryu, Sakagura, Japan Centre, and Ichiba

  • Free Lunch Meal

    Tasty rice and noodle dishes. Yum!

  • Perkbox

    Employees get discount from big brand retailers.

  • Auto-enrollment pensions scheme

    3% contribution from Now Pensions


I am excited to welcome you to the Japan Centre family and share with you my passion for Japanese foods, traditions and heritage from my hometown Fukuoka. 

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