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Transport Manager

Job Reference : NWM-SBX-02673
Location : Stoke Bakery
Closing Date : 29/06/2018
Jobs Start Date : 01/08/2018
Salary : Competitive
Department : AB STOKE
Employer : Allied Bakeries
Hours Per week : 37.5

This is a great opportunity for a proactive and forward thinking individual to join our Logistics team at Stoke. In the role of Transport Manager you will  lead a team of circa 50 people.
So who are we?  We are the people who make one of the UK’s top grocery brands, Kingsmill, as well as Burgen, Allinson and Sunblest.  We're one of three divisions of Allied Milling and Baking (AMB), which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, a major international business with a turnover of £13.4bn and 130,000 employees working in 50 countries.  In the UK, other well-known ABF brands include: Twinings, Silver Spoon, Primark, Ryvita, Ovaltine, Patak's, Jordans and Dorset cereals.

The Role:

In the role of Transport Manager you will report to the Logistics Manager and lead a team of circa 50 people. As a key member of the site logistics team, you are responsible for safely developing and managing all aspects of the distribution network including Radial, RDC, 3rd Party and Inter bakery transport operations from your site. You will ensure that the operation meets all customer requirements providing excellent customer service, meeting all quality standards and optimising efficiencies while minimising costs.

Key Responsibilities:

Drive a legal and safety culture by improving and maintaining a safe working environment. Ensure all team members are aware and compliant with health and safety standards, legal and company requirements.
Effective leadership, development and motivation of the Transport team to ensure all transport KPI’s are met and/or exceeded.
Building a positive and effective relationship with the transport union on site, ensuring all negotiations are successfully completed on time.
Continually reviewing practices, identifying and implementing transport related initiatives within your bakery or across bakeries that maximise all transport performance on Radial, Inter Bakery and 3rd party to reduce overall operating costs and enhance customer service.
Working with the regional and national transport team/wider AMB group to implement and support national initiatives and projects.
Identify, drive and deliver in conjunction with other site personnel, site cost saving initiatives
Proactively monitor and reduce sales losses working closely with the Despatch team
Build and develop effective relationships with the management team on site to ensure cross functional working and also with the wider Allied Milling and Baking

Skills and Experience:

Holder of a National Transport Certificate of Professional Competence qualification is essential
Previous experience in a Transport management role in a commercially challenging, results driven and unionised environment
Excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills at all levels of operations
PC literate with the ability to work with MS Office applications and logistics business systems
Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Budgetary skills desirable
Experience in a Blue chip, FMCG Transport company desirable


And finally, Allied Bakeries values reflect the type of culture that we are working hard to achieve; it’s all about, Aiming High, Doing What We Say, ensuring Everybody Matters, and Working Together.  If you can live with these values, chances are you'll do well here.  We're looking for people who love a challenge, who have an eye for continuous improvement and the drive to take ownership and make change happen.


As well as a competitive salary and pension arrangements, we offer a great team environment, excellent development opportunities and other fantastic benefits.

We look forward to hearing from you.