Driver Operations Team Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago by Warburtons

2 weeks ago

At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations' worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

 Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.
Are you a Transport or Fleet Manager on top of your game? We have a great opportunity for Driver Operations Team Manager to join our fantastic Speke Depot.

We are on a journey to be one of the world's best family food businesses. Join us and you'll be part of a team who always show how much they care for what they do, taking full responsibility to deliver great quality and freshness to millions of people every day.

As Driver Operations Team Manager, you will ensure management of the safe, efficient, and effective performance of our Distribution/Driver Operations department, responsible for around 16 drivers. You will be responsible in all areas of operational and managerial aspects to meet business targets and to ensure our quality products reach customers on time and in full.

You will be based at our Speke Depot initially until our new purpose-built depot is completed in Widnes in July 2021. 

As 'Britain's Best Loved Food Brand' we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies' to work for.
Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe

We're going on a journey of innovation and continuous improvement and you'll drive, through the team, safe, efficient and timely delivery of products out to our customers.  We work as part of a family and teamwork is very important to us, the role will work with the Bakery and Distribution management teams on a daily basis. 

You'll have your eye on the budget and be able to manage and maintain a fleet of vehicles in accordance with Company policy, health & safety and statutory and legal requirements.  Most importantly, people are our most precious ingredient, team development and passion will come from you!

Key Accountabilities and Measures

To manage a team of Distribution Drivers to ensure agreed performance levels are achieved whilst ensuring high standards of customer service
To ensure all colleagues and contractors comply with HSE, Quality and Food Safety legislation, policies and standards to continue developing the Health, Safety and Environment culture.
Maintain compliance to transport operator's and driver regulations, ensuring continued legal transport operation
Take responsibility for all people management activities throughout the employee lifecycle of their team in order to drive improved performance building a positive and motivated team where everyone is engaged.

Essential Ingredients

Previous experience of operating at a management level within a distribution company (desirable)
Previous experience as a Team Manager, or Key Operative with experience in managing teams, coaching and mentoring
Prior use of Distribution systems, processes & Operator Licence/Tachograph/ WTD regulations
A good working knowledge of SAP, specifically ERP module
Good working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment and Food Safety Legislation / BRC standards
Excellent communication skills, articulate and able to develop effective, long-term relationships with key stakeholders / peers
Ability to influence using a range of styles to suit the situation
Analytical and organised in approach with good problem solving skills
Driver telematics systems

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.
* A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
* Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
* Award winning pension scheme with company contributions of 7%
* Life assurance
* Products you?ll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
* Continued investment in your personal development
* Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.

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