Transport Operations Yard Clerk


Job Details


UK Northampton Sainsburys - 11465

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

30/10/2020 23:45

About us

We are looking to add to our successful team of Transport Operations Clerks in Northampton.  The role involves responsibility for ensuring all relevant information is gathered and processed accurately, in order to guarantee that the highest level of customer service is maintained at all times within a developing Transport department.

About the role

  • Responsibility for booking all Wincanton and Sainsbury’s drivers / vehicles into the depot
  • Ensuring that all trailers are placed on correct bays at the correct time.
  • Ensuring all trailers are serviced on time as per servicing and VMU procedures
  • Effectively communicate with all departments / colleagues to ensure we achieve 100% service targets.
  • Issuing paperwork and booking out of PCC loads efficiently
  • Ensuring there is a fast turnaround for drop and swap trailers from other depots.
  • Continuous monitoring of yard-smart and ensuring all trailers are in the correct bays
  • Working closely with site shunters to carry out the yard audit twice daily.
  • Inputting the daily plan into the yard smart system manually.
  • Ensuring automated outbound gatehouse is monitored and managed effectively.
  • Other transport / site administration as and when required.
  • Reporting to the Transport Shift Manager

About the person


  • Experience of working within a transport environment is desirable.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of YardSmart is desirable
  • A flexible team based approach is essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines is essential.
  • General awareness of health and safety is essential.


The above position is based on a 4-On 4-Off basis on a 12 hour night shift, it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact a member of the HR Department on 01604 682400.