Transport Supervisor


Job Details


UK Northampton Wickes

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£30k to £32k + company benefits

Closing Date

26/06/2021 11:00

Role Overview

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Transport Supervisor to join our successful team based in Northampton on our customer site has opened up. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who will play a key role in the strategic growth and development plans of the contract. This is a national role that supports the regional management team to succeed on a daily basis and therefore some cover for the Regional Operations Manager will be required.

The role is predominately shift work, which includes weekend and occasional night work, it is therefore essential that you are flexible in your approach.

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?

  • Proactively manage and motivate drivers based on site and off site, to achieve planned targets and deadlines and resolve any issues on a daily basis
  • Ensure deliveries are being made in line with KPIs, including delivery on day and time, and usage of the customer delivery system including POD and pre call compliance  
  • Ensure daily briefings and debriefs of driving team members communicating planned requirements providing information on performance, company news and procedures
  • Ensure absences, sickness and holidays are covered with trained agency personnel
  • Work closely with the Regional Operations Managers to ensure that ensure colleagues and agencies are trained in Company procedures, policies and Health & Safety
  • Carry out return to work interviews, monitor and escalate persistent absences in line with company policy
  • Promote good driver behaviours utilising tools including telematics
  • Promote and record near miss reporting in order to support a Health and Safety culture
  • Ensure the contract complies with the Road Traffic Act
  • Manage fleet to ensure that this complies with O Licence requirements
  • Ensure accurate and efficient issue of delivery documents via the customers system
  • Ensuring effective collation of statistical information for various reports
  • Management of tachograph records, purchasing and vehicle downloads
  • Ensuring the correct management of drivers’ hours, working time directives and monitoring of reference period averages
  • Close liaison with the customer, stores and other managers on the Contract
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably required for the effective operation of the contract

What will you bring?

  • Previous transport experience is essential
  • Knowledge of transport legislation
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Must have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Must display attention to detail due to nature of work
  • Must be self-motivated with a can do approach
  • Good team player but also needs to be able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Previous experience using Microsoft office, in particular Excel, is essential
  • An understanding of drivers Working Time Directive and EU Regulations is desirable but 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, 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!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. 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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