Transport Team Leader


Job Details


UK Greenford Waitrose - 11828

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£35k + company benefits

Closing Date

14/02/2021 12:00

Role Overview

An exciting opportunity for Transport First Line Manager roles is being created in our New Customer Fulfilment Centre for Waitrose in Greenford. Responsible and accountable for managing Colleagues and Agency across the Transport operation within a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week operation.  Ensuring achievement of productivity and agreed key customer service levels within cost targets through a motivated team.  You will ensure Health and Safety; EU Driving Regulations and all legislative and operational procedures are adhered to and Partners are treated fairly and with respect.  Additionally, you will deputise for the Transport Shift Manager in their absence.

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.”

This new partnership with Waitrose is a key strategic priority for Wincanton and allows us to bring together our substantial capabilities in Food Logistics, Home Delivery, Customer Experience and Online Fulfilment. It's an industry first as Wincanton will be the only third-party logistics provider in the UK to operate an online Grocery Customer Fulfilment Centre.

How will you contribute?

  • Managing a Transport operation delivering to customers in line with the agreed service level and customer service metrics.
  • Ensuring all Legal, Health and Safety, EU Driving Regulations and Operational procedures are always adhered to, ensuring the safety of self and others.
  • Support the delivery of the Business Plan - setting and achieving specific measurable targets for the team.
  • To maximise productivity and manage resource in order to improve costs.
  • Effectively communicating operational and business plans and changes to all colleagues, supporting the implementation of the communications plan set by the Planning Team.
  • To support a culture of Continuous Improvement across the department. Implement new projects that will improve the efficiency of the operation and improve site service.
  • Performance Management of all colleagues within the team to ensure the achievement of operational targets.
  • Ensuring all Personnel policies and procedures are followed that enable colleagues to be treated fairly and with respect in line with the Wincanton values.
  • To coach, support and develop the colleagues and Management team to enhance job satisfaction and to fulfil their potential and help advancement.
  • Promote and emulate the Wincanton values, drive and support the business KPI’s.
  • To ensure information is recorded accurately on all Transport and Personnel Management Systems.
  • To cover in the absence of the Transport operations Manager

What will you bring?

  • Excellent Transport knowledge of current EU and Working Time regulations
  • Experience of working in a management role in a Transport / Distribution environment
  • A good understanding of Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience of dealing with full disciplinary procedures
  • Leads by example and enjoys working within a team
  • Proactive, results orientated, and deadline driven
  • Confident communicator
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing a team
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • IT and numeracy skills
  • Able to manage change

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 canteen + 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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