Distribution Manager

Easyweb Recruitment
circa £30,000 per annum
13 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Distribution Manager

Our client is the largest independent convenience store operator in the UK with a turnover of £1.3 billion and over 8,200 employees in total across all of their divisions in England and Wales.

With more than 50 years’ experience within the wholesale sector, our client is one of the UK’s leading delivered wholesalers.

The business has a diverse range of customers across the UK, servicing multiple and independent retailers, forecourts, vending operators, fellow wholesalers plus education, leisure and hospitality sites.

Position: Distribution Manager
Location: Darlaston, West Midlands, WS10 8LQ
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 Hours Per Week; 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday with a Saturday on rota basis
Salary: circa £30,000 per annum
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities.

Closing date: March 25, 2018

About the role:

The Distribution Manager will be responsible for the organisation and control of efficient and profitable transport operations in order to provide a high-quality service to the customer, whilst working within the constraints of company policy and relevant legal requirements.


- The control of staff performance via implementation and supervision of PBR schemes
- Ensuring high standards of customer service throughout all areas of responsibility
- The control of scheduling, deliveries and transport administration
- Ensure adherence to / review of operational systems and procedures (to include maintenance) and implementation of continuous improvements where necessary
- Ensure legal compliance and adherence to company policy, systems and procedures, with particular reference to food safety, health and safety, security, the environment and employment law and tachograph regulations
- Ensure all company and legally required documentation is obtained (to include all training records)
- Creation of tender documentation for future proposals
- Oversee direct reports in relation to all aspects of performance and development in line with the leadership competencies
- Provide cover for Transport Team Leader, and their duties, in their absence
- Assisting with the preparation of operational budgets
- The control of operational costs in accordance with agreed budgets
- Control of purchasing, maintenance and servicing of all equipment or vehicles
- Will be required to work Bank holiday and Saturdays (on a rota basis)
- Will be required to be on out of business hours call for driver assistance (on rota basis) and out of business hours depot alarm call (on rota basis)

About you:

- Basic education (numeracy and literacy)
- National CPC Qualification
- IOSH qualification would be preferred
- Demonstrable experience in people and process management
- Experience in Warehousing and Distribution
- Knowledge of driver CPC and tachograph regulations
- Experience in managing costs and resources
- Ability to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems and make decisions
- Commercially focused, capable of delivering results in a cost-effective manner
- Flexible approach to working hours

You may have experience of the following: General Manager, Operations Manager, Depot Manager, Business Manager, Wholesale, Sales, Operations, Management, Budget Management, Retail, Convenience Store, Distribution Depot, Operations Management, Distribution General Manager, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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