Distribution Manager

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Welwyn Hatfield
  • Recruiter: H&G Recruitment
Immediate start
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum

Job Reference: DMhatoct

We pleased to present this exciting opportunity for an experienced Distribution Manager to join the senior management team of a well-known wholesale brand based in Hatfield.


Closing application date 30th October


Package and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Above standard holiday package
  • Life assurance and retirement savings plan
  • Opportunity to join SAYE share scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • Discount cards including 10% off client products, 10% off at a leading grocer, 50% of glasses & eye tests, 30% off insurance renewals and more.


Experience required

  • CPC qualified.
  • Minimum of 3 years senior manager experience in a best practice transport environment

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Health, Safe, Legal, execution, direction, and coordination of all transportation matters for the site. Along with managing budgets, organising schedules & routes, ensuring that vehicles are safe and meet legal requirements, and making sure that drivers are aware of their duties and are trained to the relevant standard.

Managing a team of seven, you will be required to influence, direct, and support your management team to achieve the performance criteria whilst leading, motivating and developing the team through proactive performance management and regular appraisals. Achieving effective communication will be key across internal departments and with customers within the supply chain and branches. Fostering a culture of a ‘great place to work’ atmosphere at all times.

You will be responsible for monitoring and controlling absence, ensuring compliance to all employment legislation and company policy, and supporting the General Manager to manage the ER environment to protect the business whilst building effective relationships with the site union representatives.

Operating and capability to achieve the transport budget is essential through management of overtime, repairs and maintenance, minimising fuel usage whilst maximising KPL, and generally maximising all forms of revenue.


The ideal candidate will have

  • Management experience within a unionised environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of CPC accountabilities & the legislative requirements
  • Experience of a customer service environment.
  • Excellent PC and organisational skills.
  • Methodical approach to figures and reporting.
  • Understanding of people planning and scheduling processes.
  • Knowledge of health safety and legislative requirements.
  • Developing self and others.
  • Flexible with ability to work on own initiative
  • Innovative and change orientated/adaptable.
  • Effective communicator at all levels with positive ‘can do’ attitude and approach to work
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to impact and influence.
  • Decision-making and judgement with excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Well organised, able to plan and manage time effectively.
  • A true team player with the ability to use coaching skills effectively

For more information, to discuss the full job role, and to express your interest in applying:

Contact us now on 01707 636680 or email gail@h-g-recruitment.com

Visit our website for more vacancies h-g-recruitment.com

Harper and Guy Consulting t/a H&G Recruitment Solutions is acting as the employment agency for the vacancy. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and will never charge a fee for our work finding solutions.


Why choose H&G Recruitment

H&G Recruitment are one of the country’s fastest growing and leading logistic and HGV C+E Class 1, C Class 2 and industrial recruitment experts in the supply chain, we have large key account contracts with some of the largest blue chip distribution companies, national hauliers and supermarket chains in the country.

Since 2003 H&G Recruitment have offered a caring and considerate service to their workforce; come and be part of our winning team – so why delay APPLY today.

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