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Driver Operations Team Manager

Location:  Banbury
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  2830
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  12/06/2022
Date:  13-May-2022

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

Are you currently working within a fast-paced Distribution Management role as a Driver Operations Team Manager, or Transport Manager and ready for your next challenge?  We have an exciting opportunity at our newly built depot in Banbury that opened in the summer 2021 to expand our distribution footprint.

Working alongside the Depot Manager, as part of the distribution management team, you’ll manage a team of around 25 drivers in the safe, efficient and effective performance of our distribution operation through continuous improvement. Our distribution team is working hard to ensure we successfully distribute our fresh baked product nationally to over 17000 retail stores each day.

Our Driver Operations Team Manager will work shifts 5 days in 7 and across 4.00am to 12.00pm and 10am-6pm whilst having every other weekend off.

It’s an exciting time for our Distribution team at Warburtons, we’re in a time of continued growth and investment. The team are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and are proud to be keeping our nation’s eggs in soldiers!

 

Closing date: 12/06/2022 - may change depending on business needs so please APPLY now.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

In this role you will ensure our quality products reach our customers on time and in full. We never compromise on Health & Safety, Legal Compliance and ensuring we adhere to Transport Operator Regulations. We are proud of our Health & Safety culture and will look to our Driver operations team Manager to be an ambassador of our strategy and to drive the Health & Safety agenda.

In this role you will have had previous experience of managing and developing a high-performing team, achieving team goals and targets as a wider part of the national distribution team and strategy. We want you to be passionate in leadership and to thrive on a challenge, therefore you’ll be resilient and innovative in your thinking.  We will be looking for you to be able to lead by example and through industry expertise in Distribution, to be a decisive, inspirational leader, passionate about creating a “One Team “ culture across both Warehouse & Distribution.

Working within a fast-paced 24/7 distribution site you will appreciate the importance of clear and consistent communication, working in collaboration shifts within Warehouse & Distribution. To do this you will have previous experience of working with cross-functional teams, running both team and group meetings to understand operational issues, strategy and planning.

You’ll effectively manage the operation to confirm that budget targets and key cost ratios are achieved and ensure all vehicles are released for maintenance and maintained in accordance with Company policy and statutory and legal requirements.

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 16 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

Essential Ingredients

  • Previous experience of operating at a management level within a Transport environment.
  • Experienced in managing teams, coaching and mentoring.
  • Have a good understanding of WTD and Tachograph Laws.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Transport Legislation.

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 will 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!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service
  • 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.