Job Details

  • Reference No.LW/1406
  • DepartmentTransport
  • Hours per Week48 hours – per week 5 from 7 days
  • LocationStowmarket
  • GradeUngraded
  • Reporting toTransport Manager
  • Closing Date10/07/2017 12:00 am
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Driver trainer – Stowmarket

The chances are you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? We’re a great company to work for and we have permanent opportunities for drivers to become part of the transport department in our Stowmarket depot.

We’re a leading wholesale food distributor covering the whole of the UK, the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers and our business is still growing.

What does this mean for you?

It means you can expect an excellent working environment, job security, fantastic development opportunities, and a great salary and benefits package. Not only this, but being a multi-drop role, it will help you keep fit as you’re often out of the cab, meeting customers, and being the face of our business to so many people. Our customers rely on you to feed their customers so the arrival of our lorry is always a welcome sight.

We value all our employees and over half of our workforce have more than 5 years’ service! Our drivers say: “The best thing about working for Bidfood is being on the road and working with a fantastic customer base!”

A bit about the role

As part of the team, you will be responsible for driving and sustaining improvement in all areas of transport, while maintaining the best possible level of service to our customers.

Consistently delivering improved KPL’s with the use of training, assessments and monitoring the Microlise system.

Monitor driver Tachograph infringements on a weekly basis using our optac system, to identify and deliver individual accompaniments, and depot familiarisation.

Investigation of all accidents, accident site visits, produce site specific reports, assessments and retraining of drivers if necessary. Accompanying drivers on routes to provide support, information, highlighting improvements to drivers and the Transport department. Provide support to the transport team to achieve targeted cost reductions and department efficiencies.

A bit about you

You’ll have a minimum LGV 2 license with two years driving experience within a multidrop environment and experience of working in a busy Transport Office with excellent communication and organisational skills with a professional manner with the ability to listen and use effective questioning techniques. Competent with IT skills, multitasking and to work under pressure.

You will be flexible covering the late shift working 5 over 7 days a week.

What we can offer you

    • 25 leave days per year
    • Subsidised canteen
    • Free parking
    • Exclusive range of over 4,000 high street discounts
    • Personal accident insurance
    • Healthcare cash plan
    • Pension and life assurance
    • Training and ongoing development as well as free CPC training

Want to know more?

You can apply by emailing your CV, including reference LW/1406, to:
Stephanie Reynolds – email: stephaniereynolds@bidfood.co.uk
Alternatively you can pop into the depot and fill out an application form.

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