Transport Backshift Supervisor


Job Description

Transport Supervisor

Menzies Distribution are currently looking for an experienced Transport Supervisor to join our busy team based in Larkhall. You will be responsible for developing and building efficient routes whilst maximising vehicle capacity, ensuring all work is distributed whilst complying with Transport Legislation, Health & Safety and customer service requirements. Ensuring that the Transport Planners deliver the customer s products on time and in full using the most cost effective means possible and best use of available resources including maximising the utilisation of Menzies Drivers in line with current driver hours and WTD legislation.

(The successful applicant will hold a in-date HGV/LGV Class 1 Licence)

The Details:

  • Salary: £33,908.43 Per Hour / £16.30 Per Hour
  • Shift: Monday to Friday
  • Hours: 14:00 – 22:00
  • Locaton: ML9 2QX
  • Monthly Pay
  • Parking Onsite

Key Duties and Accountabilities: (will include but not be limited to)

  • Ensure that your Site Planners plan all relevant customer deliveries utilising the software available at site to ensure delivery windows are met.
  • Through liaising with your Site Planners that you are fully aware of any delays and possible issues with delivery.
  • Liaise with the Customer as required in relation to delays and possible issues with delivery.
  • Source local agency drivers as and when required (in conjunction with our PSL) providing an accurate brief of job required.
  • Source local sub contractors as and when required.
  • Co-ordinate a late load report in line with operational requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensure that Site Planners are aware that the loads meet safety standards.
  • Manage the Site Planners ensuring they are using the most efficient start times.
  • Ensure adequate Pre-Briefing of Drivers is taking place to ensure that they fully understand their instructions.
  • Ensure adequate De-Briefing of Drivers upon their return to ensure that all documentation has been completed correctly.
  • Ensure your Site Planners are compliant with Working Time Directive.
  • Ensure that the Site Planners regularly Download Driver cards for analysis
  • Ensure that the Site Planners Comply with all Transport legislation reducing tachograph infringements to below the company target and adhering to WTD regulations.
  • Ensure that the Site Planners Conduct regular meetings/ reviews including probation assessments and return to work interviews with their drivers.
  • Ensure compliance with Agency Driver checklist.
  • Communicate routes to and liaise with other Menzies Depots
  • Record trailer information on all inbound/outbound deliveries and stand trailers.
  • Fully understand and communicate agreed KPI s for Department
  • All other transport office related duties

Key Experience and Qualificaitions

  • People management skills
  • Experience of working in a busy Transport office
  • Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph and WTD legislation
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Good standard of education
  • IT literate
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety
  • Commercial understanding
  • Knowledge of transport systems.

Technical Skills and Behavioural Competencies

  • Leading and engaging people
  • Develop self and others.
  • Self starter who works on their own initiative.
  • Team builder
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Team Player
  • Good communication skills
  • Lateral thinker
  • Works well under pressure
  • Able to develop relationships with others (both internal and external)
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • People management skills


  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • SPIRIT Awards – Peer to Peer recognition


Menzies Distribution is committed to creating a fair and inclusive environment where employees feel safe, proud and valued. We encourage ways of working that treat everyone fairly and with respect, and we look to create opportunities to improve the diversity of our workforce across all areas of the business.

We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be, and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we’re open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.