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Transport Manager

Benefits:  Pension, 26 days Holiday, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme.

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing & Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • 25% discount at all Pizza Express & Pizza Hut Restaurants (exc. buffet & deals)
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory pension
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme

A great holiday package – 26 days pro rata

Our Best Food Logistics Taunton Depot has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised individual to join their team as Transport Manager.  The objective of this role is to control all costs within the budget and ensure the department operates within the legal frame of Transport Legislation.

You will be expected to manage the demands of the busy shift, and ensuring your team have the required skills and knowledge to excel in their roles, providing leadership and guidance where required and producing reports in a timely manner.  Key tasks include ensuring maximum efficiency from routing whilst encouraging fuel cost savings, ensure compliance with legal requirements, Transport Health & Safety legislation, vehicle maintenance, adhere to Ministry records, aware of food standards agency and prove due diligence.  You will also be accountable for the warehouse team, trucking process and depot standards and compliance.  You will monitor and control our of hours process, colleague induction/training, ensure a consistent approach to development, absence, grievance, and disciplinary procedures and enhance and promote professionalism with the department.

You will effectively manage staffing levels and meet targets and standards which support the achievement of our objectives.

To be successful, you should have the ability to build good team relationships, identify colleagues training needs, promote Health & Safety best practice, and possess first class organisation and people management skills.  You will hold you international Certificate of Professional Competence, through knowledge of transport legislation and have previous experience of Microlise.

In addition to the above the successful candidate will live within 45 minutes of the depot.

You will need strong PC skill, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  It is essential that you have previous experience of people management & development and that you can demonstrate a working knowledge of transport and haulage regulations.  Reliability and flexibility will be key aspects of this challenging role.

 

It is essential that you have:

Previous experience of leading a team in a similar distribution and logistics environment

A strong grasp of both European and domestic tachograph legislation

Excellent communication skills and be a keen problem solver

Experience of performance evaluation, feedback and preparing development plans

Experience of managing your own budget responsibilities

Closing Date:
21st March 2024
Department:
Transport
Hours:
40 Hours
Location:
Taunton
Reference Number:
booker/TP/146663/20984
Salary:
Competitive Salary and great benefits package
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SHEQ Manager

Benefits:  Pension, 29 days Holiday, Healthcare Cash Plan, Personal Accident Scheme.

 

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing & Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package - 29 days pro rata

 

  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata

As a QSHE Manager for Best Food Logistics, you will play a vital role in ensuring the depot operates in accordance with the laws that govern depot compliance and quality standards. You will be responsible for implementing, administering, and enforcing all Safety, Health, Environmental, and Quality policies, processes, and standards.

Your duties will include ensuring that all requirements of the Health, Safety & Environment and Food Standards policies and standards are met by the depot by influencing and overseeing the depot management team. You will also be responsible for briefing depot teams on updated or new ways of working, standards, risk assessments, safe systems of work, and QSHE alerts.

Your proactive problem-solving approach will be crucial in resolving any areas of non-compliance and ensuring that all Safety, Health, Environmental, and Food Standards training is completed on time and in full. You will also be responsible for managing conflicting priorities across several compliance areas and dealing with assurance and compliance issues in the depot that require immediate attention and resolution.

Overall, your role as a QSHE Manager will be critical in ensuring the depot is compliant with internal and external audits and meeting business/legal requirements.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of Safety, Health, Environmental and quality systems as documented on the Process Library. Ensures depot facilities are legal and insurance compliance is co-ordinated with the Depot Management Team
  • Ensure that all requirements of the Health, Safety & Environment and Food Standards policies and standards are met by the depot through influencing and overseeing the depot management team
  • Briefing depot teams on updated or new ways of working, standards, how to guides, risk assessments, safe systems of work and QSHE alerts
  • Ensure fire safety standards, tests, drills are adhered to, including equipment and emergency lighting and Fire Risk Assessment Report actions are completed
  • Accountable for completing internal (first party) audits at the depot to support assurance, audits and risk objectives
  • With the support of the appropriate central departments, provide guidance to the Depot Management team to comply with internal and external audits and close out requirements after audit.  Works to ensure depot compliance to audit standards through induction training, ongoing development and refresher training as required
  • Monitor standards & audit requirements to ensure compliance, as well as highlighting areas of non-compliance to Senior Depot Management and demonstrate a proactive problem-solving approach to resolve any areas of non-compliance
  • With the support of the appropriate central departments provide advice and guidance on all aspects of site Safety, Health, Environment and Food Standards
  • Deliver and co-ordinate all Safety, Health, Environment and Food Standards and compliance related events/induction to update management team and new employees
  • Work with the Depot Management Team to identify and review compliance key performance indicators and suggest improvements and efficiencies to better meet business/legal requirements
  • Ensure all Safety, Health, Environmental and Food Standards training is completed on time and in full and reports gaps and non-compliance to the General Manager and Head of QSHE

To be successful in this role, you will need a sound working knowledge of company processes and standards, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge practically. You will also need to be a strong communicator, able to persuade and influence senior management.

In addition, you should be customer-driven and collaborative, with a hands-on approach to identifying pragmatic, business-focused solutions to areas of non-compliance. You should be comfortable working independently and able to interpret and apply safety legislation and policy.

Experience in a fast-moving distribution environment is a must, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. You should also be able to work within tight budgetary controls and deliver effective presentations and training courses.

If you meet these requirements and are enthusiastic, positive, and flexible under pressure, we encourage you to apply today!

Working Hours:

  • 08:00hrs – 16:00hrs.  Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. 

Relevant Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH – National General Certificate or equivalent
  • Food Safety Level 3 (or equivalent) 
  • HACCP level 3

 

Closing Date:
29th February 2024
Department:
Ops Support Roles
Hours:
40 Hours per week
Location:
Hoddesdon
Reference Number:
booker/TP/246930/20974
Salary:
Competitive
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LGV Class 2 Driver

The additional Benefits of being part of the BEST team!

  • 10% Tesco discount, which increases to 15% for 4 days every 4 weeks (all discounts apply to home delivery)
  • 20% discount on F&F Clothing
  • 10% discount at Tesco Café
  • 10% Booker discount
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants: 25% discount after 3pm, excludes buffet and deals
  • 25% discount at selected Burger King restaurants
  • Contributory Pension.
  • 1 year life assurance for all colleagues; or 3 years if you join the pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family & the opportunity to join a healthcare cash plan
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including cinema vouchers & a cycle to work scheme
  • A great holiday package – 29 days pro rata                    

We operate the UK’s ONLY flexible multi-temp, shared customer delivery logistics network.  We buy, warehouse, pick and distribute products to the nation’s best loved food and drink brands every single day and provide the best experience to our customers.

Our LGV Drivers do more than a ‘driving job’.  Our Drivers are the ‘face’ of our organisation, leaving everyone they meet with a positive impression of them and Best Food Logistics.

This is a demanding but rewarding role which involves manual handling and multi-drop deliveries.  You should therefore be confident to drive and deliver to various outlets throughout the UK.

Working Hours:

48 hours per week which may include Saturdays and public holidaysPotential Overtime available.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver products to our customers, intact, on time and in full as per the delivery schedule
  • Completion of documentation such as delivery notes, credits, and collections
  • Adhere to all Driving Legislation and Working Time Regulations
  • Follow Health and Safety procedures and be responsible for your own and other’s Health and Safety
  • Full compliance of Food safety Legislation and Chill Chain Standards
  • Ensure LGV is maintained and safe e.g., safety checks and completion of defect book
  • Collect all empty equipment from the customer
  • Cooperate fully with the driver debrief procedure and undertake any other duties as directed by the Shift Management team

It is essential that you hold a current LGV Class 2 driving licence and a valid CPC card.

Applications from newly qualified Drivers welcome. We look forward to you joining the BEST team!

 

Closing Date:
28th February 2024
Department:
Driver
Hours:
48 hours
Location:
Banbury
Reference Number:
booker/TP/364431/20745
Salary:
£44.385.64 including allowances
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