Transport Operations Clerk


Job Details


UK Northampton Sainsburys - 11466

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

23/08/2019 22:45

Summary and purpose of position

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.” 

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

An opportunity has arisen for a Transport Operations Clerk to be based at our Distribution Centre in Northampton.  This challenging and interesting role will appeal to an individual with drive, determination and enthusiasm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administration of the movement of vehicles and associated activities.
  • Undertake all activities in line with KPI requirements and SLA’s.
  • Responsible for booking all drivers / vehicles into the depot.
  • Tracks and supports the organisation of trailer servicing on time in accordance with procedures.
  • Issues correct paperwork and books out drivers from the transport department
  • Face to face interaction with drivers when conducting pre- and de-briefs.
  • Continuously monitors the in-house and third-party management software systems, ensuring compliance with key system requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company, statutory and Health and Safety obligations.
  • Works closely with key operational partners including other departments, depots and customer locations.
  • Other site administration as and when required
  • Reporting to the Transport Team Manager

Experience, skills, attributes and the Person

  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • An effective communicator, with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Naturally curious, willing to learn and develop
  • Intermediate level IT skills in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Outstanding attention to detail to ensure accurate records are maintained
  • Ability to work to strict timescales
  • Knowledge of appropriate driver legislation, Fraighter, Microlise, Tachomaster, and consignment management software is desirable but not essential
  • Team player, self-motivated, flexible and confident
  • General awareness of health and safety is essential

The above position will include shift and weekend working as the depot operates 24/7  and  based on a 3-On 3-Off basis working a 12-hour rota on day or night shift.  Therefore, it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.

If you believe you have the skills and qualifications to meet this criterion please apply via the Wincanton website –



Your place in our world

Transport Team Manager
Transport Operations Clerk