Transport Shift Manager
Sysco Speciality - Dagenham

Job reference: 021986

Location: Sysco Speciality - Dagenham

Closing date: 02/07/2022

Department: Logistics

Hours per week: 45

Transport & Distribution Shift Manager – CPC Required

Competitive salary + benefits

Dagenham - Fresh Direct​​​​​​​

Fresh Direct is one of the UK’s top wholesale food suppliers, supplying the best restaurant brands on the high street. We’re looking to add to our team in a number of key areas and we need people who are passionate about the job they do, committed to developing strong working relationships across the business, and driven by the need to deliver nothing but the very best results.  

Plus, we are not alone, Fresh Direct is part of the Sysco Speciality Group, a set of specialist brands also including M&J, Wild Harvest, KFF, Medina Foodservice and Fresh Fayre. To top it off, the Fresh Direct family is proudly part of Sysco, the world’s largest food service supplier. We all work together to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.

What you will be doing:

  • You will work with the transport team in a fast-paced and time critical transport operation to ensure the traffic operation runs smoothly, accurately and cost effectively.   It’s on you to ensure that the team on shift are well organised, trained and motivated to deliver the operational efficiency targets. 
  • Acting as the lead person in creating the correct environment for our colleagues and ensuring the department is fully compliant and that all operational processes are fully health and safety compliant, and people are led in the right way. 
  • Being a role model and be responsible for setting and maintaining standards within your team.  Training, coaching and mentoring all the way.

What we are looking for:

  • CPC card is essential
  • Experience with route planning, load planning to maximise efficiency.
  • You will be used to working with different characters and understand what motivates individuals to be the best that they can be by creating a fun, fair and rewarding culture. 
  • We are looking for somebody who can act as a role model for the Company values, with a desire to assume responsibility and accountability in all relevant areas
  • Someone who can think on their feet and lead by example.  You will naturally embrace an inclusive working environment and be committed to doing the right thing.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with attention to detail and time keeping.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with a wide range of people to achieve objectives.
  • Vehicle maintenance knowledge – booking and liaising for inspections & services etc.
  • Strong customer relations – you may be informing them of failed deliveries or delays!
  • Ability to compile and complete business required KPI’s using management reporting tools.
  • Experience in managing a team, including recruitment (of drivers in particular), absence management and disciplinary actions.

 What we can give you in return:

  • A competitive salary
  • Heavily discounted quality food, hotels and restaurants
  • Generous annual leave with option to buy more
  • Reward, recognition and referral schemes
  • A health and wellbeing programme to look after you.
  • Pension scheme
  • Real career opportunities.  Being part of the Sysco family - the world’s leading foodservice business, opens a world of possibility

There’s a lot on offer, so what are you waiting for?
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