Are you ready to part of our success story?
What we do is shaped by our customers. Since 1979, we’ve made it our business to help our customers buy big name bargains for less. We’re a rapidly growing East Yorkshire-based business and a real, local success story that’s continuing to grow throughout the north and midlands. Heron Foods is an upwardly mobile company, and we’re proud to serve hundreds of thousands of our customers daily.
If you believe in great service, and want the chance to join our expanding team and develop your career with us, we offer a world of opportunities at Heron Foods for friendly, committed people like you. Whether you’re looking for roles within our distribution facility or at one of our retail stores, join us and be part of our success story.
Do your ambitions match ours?
Our story is one of success, growth and development. We are proud of our history, our staff and our achievement of serving people with high quality, low priced groceries. We now trade from over 240 stores, employ about 3000 people and are constantly striving to expand and spread our message of quality and value throughout the country and with ambitions to open 20-30 new stores each year we are a going places - do you want to be part of it?
Real people, real careers
Working at Heron Foods isn't just a job - it's a career. No matter your background we're keen to promote and develop people that work hard, give new ideas and show real initiative to keep the company moving in the right direction. Don't take our word for it hear it from real people.
Lee Fenton - Warehouse Development Manager Joined Us In 2002
I began working at Heron Foods as a warehouse operative in our old Walcott Street depot. Back then we were shunting roll cages around by hand and picking orders for around 100 stores. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and the banter with colleagues.
So much has changed for me since then and for the company, now we use electric barrows or LOLOPS to move stock and I’ve been through four promotions, from team leader to supervisor to operations manager and now warehouse development manager, meanwhile Heron has moved to a new National Distribution Centre and grown to 240 plus stores.
“I’m proud to say I work at Heron - it’s a great success story and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.
I’ve had to work hard to progress my career but the great thing is that the opportunities were there for me to aim for. I’m now project managing in the introduction of Voice Pick - which is a great responsibility and really interesting”.
Andy Barratt - Transport Manager Joined Us In 1981
2015 marks my 34th year at Heron Foods. I joined in 1981 as a Factory Butcher on a Youth Training Scheme earning just £17 a week! My career since has flourished, I passed my driving test and later gained my HGV Class 1 licence and became a delivery driver. It was great, I carried out daily deliveries to stores around the region.
The experience gave me great insight into how the logistics worked. I knew I could offer more and I felt the knowledge I had gained would help develop the Transport Office and warehouse operation. Heron supported me and soon after I became transport manager passing a Certificate of Professional Competence along the way.
Heron have helped me develop my knowledge and provided training, opportunities and promotions. If they see talent they like to keep it - great people give the company a real advantage.
“Everyone has the chance to develop their careers at Heron Foods and the company offers support every step of the way.”
Be at the forefront of our operation helping customers and ensuring the smooth running of our stores.
Efficiency at our heart making sure stock is where it needs to be when it is needed.
Head Office Careers
Excel by developing and executing the innovative ideas that keep us moving forward.
The vital link delivering stock to stores from our National Distribution Centre in East Yorkshire.
Find out more about the positions we have available throughout our stores, head office and National Distribution Centre If you cannot see any vacancies that meet your requirements, click here to register for job alerts.
Heron Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to eliminating discrimination in the workplace whether it is based on age, disability, sexual orientation or race. We are passionate about encouraging an atmosphere that both promotes diversity and values each member of staff.