Date posted: 20/02/2017

Job Details

  • Reference No.HT/327
  • DepartmentTransport
  • Hours per Week48
  • LocationBicester
  • Grade6
  • Reporting toTransport Manager
  • Closing Date09/09/2019 12:00 am
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Transport supervisor – Bicester

The role

We are excited to be recruiting for a Transport Supervisor to join our team. We are looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to bring fresh leadership concepts to our team. We want the role to drive forward improvements in order to provide the best service possible to our customers, coupled with high levels of employee engagement. We need an individual who thrives on working within the best team and embracing new ways of working. This job is all about people skills, as it requires positive management of productivity and maintaining good levels of morale within our driver force.

This is a great opportunity for individuals wanting to influence change and embed new processes and procedures.

The company

You will most likely have tasted our food, as we distribute a number of well-known branded food, drink and non-food products, in addition to a wide range of own brand products to a varied customer base. Bidfood is a UK wide company with 26 sites from Scotland, to Land’s End.

This role is based out of our Bicester depot. At our depot we make over 1,500 deliveries to our customers each week, we have a number of teams who work together to deliver service excellence to our customers every day.


  • Managing the day to day running of a busy transport operation – dealing with internal and external customer requirements
  • Managing an effective team and responsibilities for regular people activities
  • Understand and implement transport legislation
  • Reviewing and creating fit for purpose workforce levels aligned to business requirements
  • Managing costs in accordance with budget
  • Embedding realistic processes to robustly manage company assets
  • Ambassador for Health & Safety including training, driver assessments and risk assessments
  • Implementing learnings from audits
  • Drive engagement through your people and always work to improve ways of working
  • Experience of routing/planning within a multi-drop environment
  • Work with and monitor third party VMU
  • Flexible approach to working pattern as the position will involve weekend working
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to work autonomously and unsupervised

The role will be on a 5 out of 6 days working pattern (likelihood 1 in 4 Saturday’s). Flexibility will be required within the role.


Pension, 25 days leave per year (plus public holidays), healthcare cash plan, personal accident insurance, employee discounts, free parking and much more.


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 HT/327 to: Paul Cookson, Transport Manager, Bidfood, Bicester Depot, Charbridge Way, Bicester, OX26 4YQ or Email:

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