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? 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 manage the daily operation and logistics of the Transport department in order to provide the expected level of service excellence to both internal and external customers. A typical day is never the same, so, you will be comfortable assessing load plans, checking and assisting with any morning loading, and ensuring the first shift of drivers are on the road at the correct time in a safe fashion.
In addition you will be comfortable conversing with colleagues, external suppliers, in doing so, you’ll make sure your assigned team are trained to high standards, operating with efficiency, that 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 with knowledge of MS Office applications 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 7, including some weekend cover.
Pension, 33 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, 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 AP/3072 to: Tamsin Lambert, Transport Operations Manager, Bidfood Transport, Central Avenue, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Lee Mill, PL12 9EW or email: firstname.lastname@example.org