Job Title: Transport Manager
Location: Paignton, Devon
Job type: Full-time, Permanent
Working days/hours: 45 hours | Monday – Friday (with the occasional Saturday cover)
Salary/Rate of pay: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00 per annum
Closing date: 31/12/2023
Kingfisher Brixham was first established in 1984, we are based in the heart of the South West. We have The World Famous Brixham Fish Market right on our doorstep, where we prepare and deliver the freshest, locally sourced fish and seafood available, to chefs and professional kitchens across the South of the UK. Our facilities are BRC accredited, giving customers the reassurance they’re choosing a fish supplier committed to quality products and service. We ensure our fish is sourced responsibly, and we have links with Non-Profit Organisations such as the MSC and ASC, to develop and market sustainable alternatives.
We are a successful business built on solid traditions, with a fun and friendly team, committed to what we do here. We are extremely proud of the thorough hands-on customer service we have built.
Kingfisher Brixham also forms part of the Bidfresh Group, a principal British supplier of fresh meat, fish and produce to the catering industry; a national supplier with strong local heritage. The spectrum of our client base reaches from care homes to Michelin star restaurants, and our vision to be every chef’s first choice for fresh ingredients.
If you are enthusiastic and actively seek to understand the specific needs of our different customers, look to regularly exceed their expectations and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then this is an exciting time for you to join our dynamic team within a leading food services business.
What we can offer you
It is really important to us to make sure we are focused in making things happen in the right areas for our employees. We have a diverse team and we are proud at being receptive to everyone’s different needs and priorities. With this in mind we offer a great range of employee benefits that focus on wellbeing and financial needs:
-Health care cash plan which gives you money back on everyday medical costs such as Prescriptions, Opticians, dentists, 24/7 access to a digital GP and more!
-Access to free confidential support and counselling
-Discount to a number of high street brands
-Employee saving scheme
-Pension scheme which offers 3% employer contribution and 5% employee with the option for you to increase your contributions
-28 days holiday (Including Bank holidays)
About the Role
It’s our vision to be every chef’s first choice and as our transport manager you would play a very important role to ensure this happens. Our drivers are imperative to us achieving this vision every single day, where they proudly represent our business being the friendly faces our chefs see.
This new role provides an exciting opportunity for any experienced transport manager who wishes to progress further within their career. You would oversee 4 of our trunk sites located across the South of the UK, with our main hub being based in Paignton Devon. We are looking for someone who really excels at engaging with their people, focusing on getting the best from them at all times. You would be fully accountable for all people management, legal, operational, health and safety, Food Safety and environmental legislation; whilst achieving the best possible level of service to internal and external customers; with support from your supervisors with the day to day operation.
- Proven ability to lead and motivate transport teams, with excellent people management and employee relation skills
- Previous management experience within a fast moving transport environment.
- Previous experience with planning, distribution software
- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Have thorough working knowledge of transport, Food Safety, Health and Safety and Environmental legislation.
- Be able to work with agreed budgets on cost and headcount.
- Be a professional manager with inspirational, motivation and management skills.
- Be proactive and visualise the bigger picture.
- Be a team player within the peer and able to offer ideas and solutions to improve service to our Customers
- Experience in being named on an Operator’s Licence
- National Transport Manger CPC qualification – for the right person we would sponsor the training for this
Please send your CV with a covering letter to: JobsAtBrixham@bidfood.co.uk