Transport Supervisor


Job Details


UK Gloucester LRS

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£36898 + company benefits

Closing Date

08/11/2020 12:00

Role Overview

The successful candidate will manage the day to day operation of the site using the onsite team to ensure that all deliveries are made in a timely and accurate fashion ensuring that both fleet and drivers are legally compliant and there is a cultural awareness of H&S on site.

Shifts: Working 5 out of 7


Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. 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.”

How will you contribute?

  • Management of Health & Safety on site
  • Ensuring profitability is maximised by ensuring plans are efficient, empty running is reduced and drivers and fleet is managed correctly
  • Line management of Transport Operators
  • Line management of drivers, ensuring that all drivers are fully trained and legally compliant. Managing hours, infringements, pay issues and training. 
  • Managing on site customer relationship, ensuring that communication is good, and issues are highlighted and dealt with
  • Daily execution of the plan, ensuring all deliveries and collections are made on time in full
  • Managing reporting and management information, ensuring that communication to business and customer is timely, appropriate and targeted
  • Managing and controlling agency requirement and spend on a weekly basis, working with agency to ensure vehicles are manned up with fully trained drivers. Provide forecast, feedback and regular reviews on performance.
  • Ensuring decisions are taken with full knowledge of the P&L implications to the business and work with drivers and sub-contract team to reduce costs.
  • Driving profitability through a development program of improvements
  • Ensure fleet is fully legally compliant, managing servicing program and repairs through agreed partners.

What will you bring?

  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Demonstrable experience in transport/logistics 
  • Proven leadership to deliver a safety-first culture
  • Previous leadership experience of high-volume transport operations.
  • Previous experience/knowledge of Transport Management systems required
  • Experience of management within a unionised environment.
  • Customer focused 
  • Transport Management CPC desirable although not essential

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme, 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme, employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking + much more

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

Apply Now!

Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

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