• Permanent
  • Amesbury
  • Salary/Rate: £33000 - £36000, plus night shift bonus of £2k

Bluestones One are currently seeking a CPC qualified Transport Supervisor to join the distribution division of a national retailer.

The role ensures that transport operations are managed to a high degree of competency to ensure that the business is served with the right goods at the right time, at the right cost. The Candidate will deal with a high volume of work within strict timeframes, so the ability to work within a multi-tasking role is a must! You must be able to fully manage a busy transport operation that supports stores across the UK.

The main objective of the role is to ensure all transport operations are carried out within the legal framework, and to ensure all Health and Safety requirements are adhered to.

It is essential that the chosen Candidate possesses;

·         Experience in a Transport Supervisory role

·         Excellent knowledge of transport operations

·         Excellent working knowledge of all transport related legislation

Experience of IT systems to include how to access, input and compile data
Experience of working in a team and supervising a team of people
Experience of working in a multi-tasking role
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
Experience of dealing with a wide range of driver and vehicle issues
Skills and Competencies required;

·         CPC qualified

·         Attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this role across all tasks

·         Ability to competently and professionally deal with all identified and reported legal issues

·         Ability to work within tight and often conflicting timeframes

·         Ability to supervise Transport Clerks to ensure completion of tasks to the standard required

·         Successfully navigate Word, Excel, Access database and documents

·         Maintain a disciplined and logical approach to tasks

·         Ability to prioritise and impart good judgement

·         Awareness of the impact tasks and functions have on other areas of the business

·         Excellent communication skills to liaise with a diverse customer group within Transport and Distribution

·         Excellent written communication skills to produce succinct reports and to able to present this information appropriate to the circumstances

·         Ability to provide clear direction to Transport Clerks and to develop their knowledge

·         Ability to make quick decisions to ensure the operation continues in a productive, cost effective manner

·         Ability to adopt a proactive approach to all aspects of the role

·         Ability to understand the wider needs of the business and to consider requirements equally amongst other considered factors

·         Ability to be rational, reasonable and consistent when providing advice or assistance

·         Proficiency in the role whilst demonstrating expert skill and training

·         An excellent ambassador for the function of Transport and as a positive representative for the company



·         Ensure the delivery schedule is managed at all times to achieve timely departures of store deliveries.

·         To maintain the delivery on time performance of all store deliveries to arrive within the hour of the agreed delivery time

·         Supervise the fleet to ensure operations are not interrupted by a lack of trailers

·         Supervise VORs continually throughout the shift

·         Provide direction and delegate to the Transport Coordinator

·         Ensure that drivers are managed at all times, controlling of wages is paramount

·         Coordinate the completion of tasks and management reports within the expected timeframes

·         Ensure vehicles are available for collection by the service providers for repairs, service etc

·         Ensure any Tachograph infringements are dealt with in a timely manner and drivers instructed on remedial action

·         Ability to efficiently and effectively identify fleet service providers in the event of a breakdown and to provide necessary support to the driver

·         Communicate the shipping requirements for Northern Ireland and plan the trailers required

·         Book Northern Ireland slots on the ferry, manage the online systems for the ferry slots

·         Ensure the Transport Information System (TIS) data is accurately maintained

·         Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of transport systems and practices

·         Deal professionally with internal/external enquiries

·         Monitor damage and carry out competent investigations into all accidents and support the process of recovering costs

·         Carry out daily yard walk round checks and file necessary reports to the relevant departments/persons

·         Carry out vehicle cab check audits and ensure drivers are doing a quality vehicle walk round check

·         Inform Store/Area/Regional Managers of any delivery delays

·         Other transport related duties as requested

·         To assist colleagues as and when required with Transport transactional tasks

Working hours average 38.61 per week, 4 days on 4 days off, 12 hours shifts (7am/pm – 7pm/am, offering a salary of £30,698.79 pa increasing to £32,822.47 after a successful 12 week review (plus £3,827.20 shift premium where applicable).


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