Transport Supervisor

  • Job Reference: 00040176-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: £30,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Transport Supervisor – Days

Who are we?
At Menzies Distribution Solutions we’ve been delivering across the UK since 1833 – to and from every high street, as well as reaching the areas others can’t. Today, we’re Logistics UK’s most innovative business of the year. With a strong focus on the future, sustainability and innovation – we keep moving forwards.

About the role:

Are you an experienced Transport Supervisor looking for your next opportunity?

We’re looking for a Transport Supervisor to join our team in Preston. Based on a 50 hour week working Monday - Friday, you’ll be supporting our customer Board 24.

You’ll be responsible for developing and building efficient routes whilst maximising vehicle capacity, ensuring all work is distributed whilst complying with Transport Legislation, Health & Safety and customer service requirements.

This role has a holiday allowance of 20 days + bank holidays.

COVID-19 precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required Plastic shield at work stations
Social distancing guidelines in place
Virtual meetings
Sanitisation, disinfection / cleaning procedures in place
What your day will look like:

Ensure that your Site Planners plan all relevant customer deliveries utilising the software available at site to ensure delivery windows are met.
Through liaising with your Site Planners that you are fully aware of any delays and possible issues with delivery.
Liaise with the Customer as required in relation to delays and possible issues with delivery.
Develop back haul lanes with depots and 3rd party customers whilst maintaining fleet utilisation.
Source local agency drivers as and when required (in conjunction with our PSL) providing an accurate brief of job required.
Source local sub-contractors as and when required.
Ensure compliance with Agency Driver checklist.
Communicate routes to and liaise with other MDSDepots
Record trailer information on all inbound/outbound deliveries and stand trailers.
Fully understand and communicate agreed KPI’s for Department
All other transport office related duties
Additional Benefits:

Modern fleet
Full uniform & PPE provided
Healthshield: free cash healthcare scheme for all employees including dependent children;

Dental, optical, physiotherapy, health screening, 24/7 counselling and more
Employee perks: discount on trips, hotels, gyms, days out, restaurants, supermarkets and more
Discount on mobile phone contracts with EE;
Expanding portfolio of training opportunities and development plans
Eye care vouchers for VDU users

What we need from you:

People management skills
Experience of working in a busy Transport office
Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph and WTD legislation
Knowledge of Continuous Improvement.
Strong negotiating skills
Good standard of education
IT literate
Knowledge of Health & Safety
Commercial understanding
Knowledge of transport systems.
Ready to set the wheels in motion?

What are you waiting for, apply now! For any further information on roles please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing for you