Job Details

  • Reference No.LMF/1381
  • DepartmentTransport
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationManchester
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toHead of Operations
  • Closing Date03/07/2017 12:00 am
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Transport manager – Manchester

There’s every chance you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers across the UK, ranging from pubs to schools, from restaurants to care homes and everything in between.

From Lands End to John O’Groats, whether our customers want just a teaspoon or a full range of catering supplies, we’ll supply their needs. We work as a team to provide every food option from quality ingredients to finished meals, including a number of own brand ranges as well as all the big brands and regional specialities. We believe in our food, and we know that our people behind the scenes are so very important in our success.

At Bidfood, we recognise that the quality of our transport teams is instrumental to our success. Our senior transport manager needs to be able to recruit, induct, train, mentor and engage their teams, to inspire them to be the best they can be.

You will:

  • Manage the daily operation and performance of the transport department in order to provide the expected service to internal and external customers within budget. In doing so, you’ll make sure the depot fleet is compliant with all relevant legislation and all goods are delivered to designated delivery points in the timescale required.
  • Ensure effective teamwork within the transport department and that all transport employees adhere to the required standards of performance.
  • Be responsible for the department budget and controlling all costs, as well as ensuring standards of customer service exceed what is required by the company.
  • Maintain all company equipment, including commercial vehicles, to a high standard and make sure all relevant records are maintained in order to conform to legislation as well as maintaining all documentation relating to tachographs and driver hours.

To be successful in this role you’ll have very strong people management and development skills and be able to build strong relationships with other departments. A holder of the CPC qualification and with experience in a fast-moving distribution environment, you will also have good computer literacy skills and be flexible in order to meet the needs of the business. If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.


Pension, 25 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discounts


To apply send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference LMF/1381 to Martin Raby, Head of Operations, Bidfood, Langley Road South, Salford, Manchester M6 6TZ or by email to

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