Transport Shift Manager Nights

Posted 14 May 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Internal
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameAnne McCarthy
Expiry date 23 May 2024

Job description

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties. 


Our Hatfield site is a major picking depot, employing more than 180 colleagues and operating a fleet of more than 80 vehicles. The depot serves major convenience retailers in the region. 


What you'll be doing


Due to an internal move we are seeking a  Transport Shift Manager (nights) to plan and lead our transport team and ensure delivery of required food products to our customers in a timely manner.


Your role will include:

  • Providing leadership and direction to a team of drivers to ensure that they are appropriately trained, operate to Group policy standards and that shift performance is maximised
  • Monitoring operational practices to ensure that safety and compliance with the road traffic act are the critical priorities at all times
  • Scheduling and completing maintenance of the vehicle fleet to ensure compliance with the vehicle check and servicing practices, cleanliness, food safety requirements and leasing agreements
  • Maintaining close communication with other Greencore sites and customers/depots to ensure that all parties are kept informed of any schedule or revised collection or delivery times
  • Providing information and insight to inform the creation of the weekly route plans and associated drivers’ rotas
  • Supervising the loading of vehicles to ensure that it is in the correct order in alignment with the vehicle route


What we’re looking for


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.

  • Responsive to the fast paced world of food distribution
  • Have considerable people management/supervisory experience of leading diverse teams
  • Hold transport/logistics experience within a similar environment
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate with the ability to utilise MS Office Suite for general recording and reporting
  • Experienced in promoting cost efficiency

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.