Transport Team Manager

Job Introduction

Following the creation of a new and exciting role at our Amesbury Regional Distribution Centre, we now have a great opportunity for experienced Transport Team Managers to come and join our team.

We are proud to be one of the UK’s most successful, fastest growing and largest privately-owned companies, and we recognise that to remain successful we need to continue investing in technology to drive us forward.  

Our distribution centres are some of the most technologically advanced in Europe, and we are looking for high calibre individuals to manage and lead the operations to support our sales in an expanding network.

Our existing sites in Liverpool and Amesbury will soon be added to by a third in St. Helens. Construction is well under way, creating promotional opportunities for our existing teams and making this the perfect time to join and be part of our expansion journey.

As a Transport Team Manager you will report to a Transport Shift Manager. You will lead and coach your team to ensure that KPI’s and standards are met on each shift. Working closely with other Team Managers you will make sure resources are aligned and the delivery of the transport schedule is achieved.  We are looking for proactive individuals who can identify and resolve problems swiftly and take action to continually improve team performance.

  • Salary £35,700 (plus a night shift allowance of £6,783 if applicable)
  • Reference HB/RN/TTManager/18012024/CW
  • Contract Type Full Time
  • Closing Date April 30, 2024
  • Category Transport
  • Business Unit Transport (Amesbury)
  • Location Meridian Way, Amesbury, Salisbury, United Kingdom

Role Responsibility

  • Lead and manage a team of drivers ensuring their CPC and H&S training is completed and up to date
  • Ensure your team maintains the driving standards required for our earned recognition and our operator licence
  • Hold regular 1-2-1s with your team of drivers about their performance, compliance and safe and well checks
  • Collaborate with other business areas such as the VMU and the Safety and Compliance team to manage vehicle issues, solve problems and ensure that there is full compliance with risk assessments and investigations
  • Communicate information consistently and effectively with the team, by briefing drivers at the start of every shift on any key operational and performance information
  • Ensure stock is delivered to stores safely and on time
  • Investigate and report any transport infringements and non-compliances as well as near misses and accidents
  • Keeping yourself up to date with current legislation while also ensuring your own CPC and H&S training is completed and up to date
  • Monitor, reprioritise and allocate driver resource to deliver the daily transport schedule

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of managing a team of Drivers.
  • Experience within a transport operation or fast-moving distribution environment.
  • Experience of working within a unionised environment.
  • Experience using telematics technology such as Mircolise or similar.
  • Experience using workshop management systems such as R2C or similar.

Package Description

  • £35,700 per annum (plus £6,783 night shift allowance if applicable)
  • Available Shift
    • Night Shift - 6pm-6am - 4 on 4 off
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank and public holiday allowance rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Contributable Company pension scheme

Employee benefits 

  • MyHB employee benefits platform with access to:
  • Retail and leisure discounts plus hundreds more 
  • Free Financial Advice 
  • Bank your savings into an ISA
  • 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line 
  • Low cost voluntary insured health plans
  • Subsidised canteen
  • 10% store discount
  • Access to social and sporting events
  • Death in Service Benefit (subject to 12 months complete service)
  • Long Service recognition scheme

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