Weekend Linehaul Operations Manager (Friday - Monday)

  • Hinckley, UK
  • Full-time
  • Area: East Midlands
  • Department: Linehaul
  • Shift Pattern: 4 out of 7
  • Working Pattern: Days - Weekend Working Included

Company Description

DPD is the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK, with a turnover over £1 billion. Voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for the last 7 years, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology and recruit and retain the best people in the industry.

Job Description

Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking driven and motivated Weekend Linehaul Operations Manager to join our award winning Linehaul team and help them achieve ever-greater heights. Could this be you?

As the successful Weekend Linehaul Operations Manager you will report directly to the Linehaul General Manager and you’ll be a key member of the management team, working in a time critical distribution environment. Due to the nature of our operation this role will be working on Days and will be covering the weekend (Friday- Monday). Your key accountabilities will include;

  • Responsibility for actively managing the running of the DPD Group Linehaul, fleet and drivers through a number of Shift Managers, Traffic clerks and Senior Drivers

  • Working closely with the Hub Operational Team and Network Management

  • Ensuring an efficient Linehaul service to Hubs, Network  Depots and Customers.

  • Leading and motivating a large team in pursuit of KPIs and departmental targets  

  • The management of employee and vehicle resource, holiday planning, health and safety

  • Ensuring compliance with the company environmental policies and understanding legal requirements

  • Ensuring that department compliance audit results achieve company expectations

  • Proactively planning and delivering peak events such as Bank Holidays and Cyber Weekend

  • Create and deliver training plans for direct reports to multi skill the team and ensure department succession

  • Step up to cover the roles and duties of the General Manager when they are away from the business


Operating in an environment where working efficiently under pressure and at pace will be key to your success, you should have strong people management experience, involving direct accountability and responsibility for motivating and leading a high performing team. In addition, we’ll also expect you to:

  • Be an experienced logistics professional with strong operational management experience.

  • Have proven experience within a similar role having run a vehicle fleet of 400+ vehicles

  • Be an effective communicator with an enthusiastic, customer orientated approach

  • Have the ability to work under pressure

  • Be flexible as this role will require you to work nights and weekends

Additional Information

Job Specifics

You will have a thorough induction to the Linehaul operation as well as a comprehensive induction to DPD. 

This role will require you to work Friday to Monday on Days 

A Full UK driving Licence  is essential for this role


Your package will include a competitive salary, company car or cash alternative and competive annual bonus . As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers.



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