Job Details

  • Reference No.SC/1287
  • DepartmentTransport
  • Hours per Week48
  • LocationLee Mill
  • Grade6
  • Reporting toTransport Manager
  • Closing Date24/04/2017 12:00 am
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Transport supervisor

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 transport supervisors need to be able to induct, train, mentor and engage their teams, to inspire them to be the best they can be.

You’ll supervise 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.

You’ll ensure effective teamwork within the transport department and that all transport employees adhere to the required standards of performance.


You’ll be responsible for monitoring and reducing costs where possible, as well as ensuring standards of customer service exceed what is required by the company.


You’ll ensure all company equipment is maintained, 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 skills and be able to build strong relationships with other departments. An Operator CPC qualification would be an advantage but not essential, you’ll need 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. The working pattern will be shifts across 5 days out of seven, including some weekend cover.


Pension, 25 days holiday pa excl bank hols, 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, including the reference SC/1287 to:

Name and job title: Richard Hill, Transport Manager

Address:  Bidfood, Central Avenue, Lee Mill Ind Est, Ivybridge. PL21 9EW



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