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Transport Operator (3379031966)
Company Description Fowler Welch - a multi-award winning logistics provider who deliver a range of products and services to retailers and wholesalers across the nation. We live by a simple set of values: to delight our customers, maximise our efficiency, be socially responsible and promote being an employer of choice. We now have an opportunity for a Transport Operator on a full time, permanent basis at our Teynham depot Shift: Wednesday to Saturday 07.00-19.00 Salary: £27,185 to £34,000 depending on experience Job Description Responsible for the daily planning of Company and/or third party resources. Effectively managing vehicle utilisation and ensuring drivers are given clear and precise instructions. Ensuring that all service levels are met cost effectively and within the constraints of drivers hours and H & S regulations. Key Duties for Transport Operator Ensuring that all elements of the job are effectively communicated to drivers and sub-contractors. To plan the effective utilisation of drivers, vehicles, sub-contractors and agencies ensuring that all Company sites are fully considered when doing so. Ensure that all drivers are working within a safe environment and follow driver hours regulations. Liaising with retail department teams to optimise fleet/driver utilisation, identifying and resolving problems affecting delivery on time. Close liaison with other operators and team leaders to discuss efficiencies and agreed operational practices. To assist in the control of equipment, ensuring that customer requirements are met and recorded. Effectively manage the balance between own fleet and sub contract requirements, identifying and suggesting any areas for improvement Conducting investigations into accidents or issues of driver performance and raising with Team Leaders and HR to ensure they are dealt with efficiently and consistently. Working alongside fleet to ensure timely return of vehicles Working with Compliance to ensure trucks are legal and information is downloaded in a timely manner Working alongside the Team Leader to ensure that costs are managed in accordance with the KPI’s. To undertake additional tasks/duties as may be required by Management from time to time. Qualifications CPC National/ International qualification is desirable Experience of working within a distribution / transport environment Basic fridge operation knowledge is desirable - Start / Stop / change temperatures / clear faults A sound understanding of vehicle planning within a transport environment or similar Sound geographical knowledge Basic understanding of driver’s hours regulations/Tachograph law Able to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment Excellent planning and organisational skills Adaptable and flexible in approach to work Good written and verbal communication Additional Information In return, we offer: Free Fowler Welch Healthcare Cash Plan Free Life Insurance as a Fowler Welch employee equal to three times your basic salary Competitive Pension Scheme Recognition schemes for our exceptional employees - monthly winners receive £100 of shopping vouchers 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