Our Stories: Depot back-office and management
Working in one of our depots puts you at the core of our fast-moving business, driving part of a huge behind-the-scenes operation.Read More
There’s every chance you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? Bidvest Foodservice 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.
All across the country, 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 specialties. We believe in our food, and we know that our people behind the scenes are so very important in our success.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Manager at our new Slough depot. At Bidvest Foodservice, we recognise that the quality of our Transport teams is instrumental to our success. Our Transport Manager needs to be able to lead, recruit, induct, train, mentor and engage their teams, to inspire them to be the best they can be.
You’ll manage the daily operation and performance of the whole Transport department in order to provide the expected service to internal and external customers controlling all costs within budget. In doing so, you’ll make sure the depot fleet is fully legally complaint in accordance with relevant legislation for Transportation, Health and Safety, Food Safety and Environment and all goods are delivered to designated delivery points in the timescale required.
You’ll ensure effective leadership and teamwork within the Transport Department and that all Transport employees adhere to the required standards of performance ensuring all transport KPIs are achieved on a consistent basis.
The successful applicant will oversee a large fleet ranging from HGV to Transit Vans and have responsibility for the following subordinates; Supervisors, Team Leaders, Routers, Transport Administrators and Drivers. You’ll be responsible for the department’s budget and controlling all costs, as well as ensuring standards of customer service exceed what is required by the company.
You will ensure the maintenance of all Company equipment, including commercial vehicles is 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 food 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 (plus public holidays), BUPA. healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discounts.
To apply, please complete an application form which can be collected at the depot, or send your CV with a covering letter, (please include reference LW/1243) to:
Name and job title: Hannah Allen, HR Business Partner
Address: 814 Leigh Road, Slough Trading Estate, Slough, SL1 4BD