Job Details

  • Reference No.CH/1590
  • DepartmentWarehouse
  • Hours per Week48
  • LocationPenrith
  • GradeN/A
  • Reporting toOperations Manager
  • Closing Date29/01/2018 12:00 am
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Transport Supervisor – Penrith

About us

The chances are you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? We’re a great company to work for and we have permanent opportunities for drivers to become part of the warehouse department in our Penrith depot.

We’re a leading wholesale food distributor covering the whole of the UK, the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers and our business is still growing.

This is an exciting time to be joining our team in Penrith, as we have recently increased our presence in the North of England by opening a new depot in Penrith where we plan to service our current Customers and increase our service offering in this area. We believe making this move will help us to continue to achieve our mission to deliver service excellence, make life easier and help our Customers to grow.

What does this mean for you?

It means you can expect an excellent working environment, stability, fantastic development opportunities, and a great salary and benefits package.

We value all our employees and over half of our workforce has more than 5 years’ service!

A bit about the role

At Bidfood, we recognise that the quality of our transport teams is instrumental to our success. Our Transport Supervisors need to be able to 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 transport department in order to provide the expected service to internal and external customers. 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 maintain all Company equipment, 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 as well as increasing driver engagement and improving the standards and communication in the department.

A bit about you

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, 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.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive pension benefits matching contributions up to 6%.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Company Sick Pay.
  • Great discount on Bidfood Frozen, Chill and Ambient products.
  • Free parking.
  • Exclusive range of over 4,000 high street discounts.
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Child care vouchers.
  • Training and ongoing development.

Want to know more?

You can apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to or posting to: Bidfood, 43 Gilwilly Road, Penrith, CA11 9BL.

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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