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Driver Operations Team Manager

Location:  Widnes
Function:  Distribution
Job Reference:  2134
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  16/12/2021
Date:  18-Nov-2021

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 Widnes that opened in the summer 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 3.30am to 11.30am and 9am-5pm.

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!

The Recipe

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 least you will want to know what your bread is worth.

•    A slice of the annual profits
•    Family time is important to us so as well as your normal holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to five days extra annual leave
•    Award winning pension scheme 
•    Private medical insurance and 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!


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.


The closing date for applications will be Thursday 16th of December 2021 but this date can be brought forward so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.