Nights distribution Shift Manager

  • Full-time
  • Depot: Dagenham - Fresh Direct
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent
  • Department: Supply Chain and Operations (Non Driver or Operative Roles)
  • Travel: Daily commute only

Job Description

Salary up to £47,500 Plus Benefits 

Brand new and exciting opportunity to work within the Transport Team – part of Fresh Direct in Dagenham. If you’re an experienced people manager who has knowledge on Transport compliance, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an experienced Distribution Shift Manager who can support the Transport Manager to lead and motivate our 70 driver colleagues along with a small team of administrators on the night shift.  You’ll be involved in a wide variety of tasks from HR, keeping a well-rounded approach to employment related issues to ensuring our drivers are taking regular breaks to keep within the working time directive to using your local area knowledge should a drop need rerouting with support from our planners.  The position will be customer facing both internal and external we need someone with an ability to resolve any issues to ensure our reliable reputation is maintained.

To join us in this role, you need to be keen and willing to take accountability of our fleet and workforce. You’ll need to have knowledge from CPC management and strong understanding of transport compliance reinforcing the importance of getting the job done timely and safely. This is a varied role where you will be not only be ensuring all costs are in line with the budgetary requirements but also acting as the lead person in creating the correct environment for our colleagues. Leading by example you’ll set and maintaining standards in service, health, safety, and compliance.

In return we offer a great basic salary, generous holiday allowance plus the option to purchase more, pension plus huge discounts on award- winning products. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to further enhance your skills through our Learning & Development programmes. 

People join us for the stability and security. But they stay for our fun and friendly culture that supports everyone to be the best they can be. Join us and discover all sorts of opportunities to develop your career with us, as well as a range of great benefits.  

Built on a passion for food and feeding the nation, at Fresh Direct we are dedicated to making life as easy and efficient for the chefs, cooks and caterers we serve across the country. We are the leading specialist supplier of locally and globally sourced fresh produce and dairy across Great Britain, bringing the best of the seasons to chefs’ menus.  



Management CPC desirable 



Additional Information

Night position 

At Fresh Direct everyone is welcome. We don’t want you to ‘fit our culture’ we want you to help define it and we actively celebrate the unique talents of each and every colleague. We don’t just look at your CV, we’re more focused on who you are and your potential. As part of our values, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a voice, is appreciated and has the same opportunities. We work hard to ensure that everyone feels part of our business, as we care for one another and connect the world through food and trusted partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone belongs and thrives at Fresh Direct and we recognise that Fresh Direct can only thrive when everyone feels they belong. We'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our resourcing team who will be happy to support you. 

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