Job Details

  • Reference No.SC/1681
  • DepartmentTransport
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationStowmarket
  • Grade6
  • Reporting toTransport Manager
  • Closing Date09/04/2018 12:00 am
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Transport Planner – Stowmarket

Bidfood are a great company to work for and we have a permanent opportunity to become part of the transport department in our Stowmarket depot.

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. As a vital part to the transport running being a vehicle router will give you an exciting challenge, particularly dealing with routing requests and meeting customer’s needs and expectations. Our customers rely on our deliveries 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

You’ll be dealing with several internal departments to schedule deliveries of food and non-food products to our customers in multiple locations throughout the day. The routes can vary on a day-to-day basis but there is a regular customer database already in place.
You’ll also be heavily involved in other transport functions such as ensuring legal, service and people obligations are met as well supporting drivers and vehicles returning to the depot.
Transport routing and office support is a great stepping stone for anybody wanting to understand how transport operations function and work to provide efficiency improvement on a daily basis.
The working week for this role will cover Sunday to Friday (with shifts primarily being a shorter day on a Sunday and Friday) working four full time days Monday – Thursday.

A bit about you

You’ll enjoy a challenge and care about helping our customers succeed and keep our delivery drivers compliant, taking pride in being in a fantastic team which deliverers to so many people every day.

What we can offer you

  • 25 days holiday
  • 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

Want to know more?

You can apply by sending your CV, including the reference SC/1681 to or posting to: Michael Tansley, Transport Manager at Bidfood, Needham Road West, Stowmarket IP14 2QU – Email:

Alternatively you can pop into the depot and fill out an application form. We may keep your application on file for a period of 6 months so we can contact you if another vacancy comes up.

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