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  • Transport Supervisor

  • Business: Primaflow F&P
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Bristol, City of Bristol
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 17-May-2019
  • Job reference: 21855

Job Description

F&P Wholesale have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Team Leader to join our fast paced business and friendly team, where we work hard to simply deliver more for our customers and colleagues.


The role we're recruiting for:

You will manage the team of drivers within a fast pace next day delivery Distribution Centre to deliver bulk orders to our cross dock operations and deliver directly to customers locally.  Ensuring that our operational excellence and levels of service and relationships delight our customers every time.


You will:

  • Checking and reviewing health and safety and transport compliance at the site, proactively developing Stay Safe improvements and culture.

  • Planning and reviewing delivery routes to maximise vehicle utilisation and fuel efficiency.

  • Responding to changes in resource requirements.

  • Coaching and giving feedback to drivers to ensure compliance with current legislation and dealing with infringements promptly.

  • Ensure that vehicles are inspected and maintained as per the company requirements and in accordance with goods vehicle operator's license.

  • Ability to make decisions quickly, flexible and logical attitude to problems - erratic volumes, vehicle breakdowns, delays.

  • Knowledge and understanding of financial aspects of operating a commercial vehicle fleet - numerate and analytical.


It would be great if you had:

Previous experience in a transport supervisor role with a strong focus on health and safety, a health and safety qualification would be desired but not essential.  With the ability to motivate the team, communicate effectively and improve standards and performance.


HGV Driver licence with CPC training would be preferred with a good understanding of Transport legislation and best practice. Good computer skills, strong organisation skills and attention to detail, Good communicator - both written and verbal skills.


What we can offer you:

As well as support, direction and guidance throughout your time in this role, we are always looking for great people to develop and progress through the business.  You will be entitled to some great benefits including a competitive salary, eligibility to an annual performance related bonus and a wide range of other benefits including colleague discount across Travis Perkins Group and discounts for more than 1000 retailers.


About us:

F&P Wholesale supply a wide range and depth of product through our regional distribution centres, delivered locally by F&P drivers and supported by our regional sales offices.


Together with Primaflow and Connections, F&P Wholesale are the UK’s largest plumbing, heating and bathroom wholesaler, supplying 8,000 customers over 20,000 products. Offering independent merchants and retailers a one stop shop, next day delivery service solution to support their business.   


We are part of Travis Perkins plc who are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across more than 20 leading businesses. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.  Our strong family values and 'Cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey from family business to forward thinking.


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