Transport Coordinator – Nights

Full Time Permanent

Manchester Jobs Board

Company Description

Do you want to work for the UK’s largest FMCG Provider?

Come and be part of a great team with a great culture, great colleague engagement and great opportunities, who live their company values every day. It really is a great place to work!

Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip clients.

We operate in excess of 7 million sq. ft. of warehousing and operate a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, coupled with an extensive added value service offering.

We have currently recruiting for Transport Coordinator at our Port Salford depot.

Shifts: 4 on 4 off – Nights

Salary:£29,280 + £2,000 night allowance

Job Description

Effectively planning driver and vehicle resources to achieve delivery/collection times, whilst optimising resources and adhering to WTD and drivers’ hours legislation.


Effectively planning driver and vehicle resources to achieve delivery/collection times, creating and updating daily run summary

Liaising with the shunting operation covering pre loading and unloading operation · Ensuring that service levels are achieved and maintained, in conjunction with other departments

Optimising resources and adhering to WTD and drivers’ hours legislation

Using the Driver rota, planning runs according to shift pattern and available hours, taking into account holidays and sickness

Controlling equipment through sign in/sign out procedure · Ensuring legal compliance regarding any defects, services, MOT’s, etc.

Carrying out disciplinary hearings, return to work meetings, substance misuse procedure, etc. in order to maintain standards and ensure that employees work at an appropriate level

Ensuring any risk assessments at the depot are organised and carried out accordingly

Ensuring all accidents/incidents/near misses are logged and reported in line with company procedures

Maintaining clear and effective communication with drivers, communicating accurate start times, load information, directions, additional shifts, etc.

Increasing staff retention and maintaining good morale, reporting any driver’s issues or concerns to management. In turn, communicating any operational changes that may affect a driver’s daily duties

Ensuring adherence to all statutory and legal requirements, adhering to all health & safety/ safe systems of work


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

* Significant knowledge & experience of tachograph/ driving rules and regulations

* CPC National desirable but not essential

* Previous management/ supervisory experience

* Attention to detail/accuracy

* Planning and organising skills, high level of numeracy

* Negotiating skills, ability to influence and steer

* Ability to work without direct supervision

* Adaptable and methodical approach to work/training

* Conscientious and reliable

* Excellent communication skills in order to deliver accurate information

* Good IT skills including Microsoft office packages

* The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure

* Effectively prioritise work load in order to meet set deadlines

* Able to work as part of a team or individually

* Have knowledge of Road Transport Directive and current drivers’ hours

* Be professional, approachable and helpful to ensure smooth running of the general operation

* Significant transport experience in FMCG environment

* Customer service driven

Additional Information

In return for your passion, hard work and determination in providing outstanding service to our customers we offer:

* Competitive salary

* Competitive holidays

* Life Assurance

* Pension scheme

* Access to our benefits platform: discounts on high street retailers, utilities, holidays and cinema tickets

* Health cash plans: Hospital, dental and optical

* Training and development with career progression opportunities and MANY MORE

When our staff have passion for what they do they work with more care and attention which is reflected to our clients, Click APPLY NOW to #JoinOurWinningTeam and begin your career today


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