Transport Supervisor

Transport Supervisor

Great Bear | Lancashire, England, UK

Posted 10 days ago

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Company Description

Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide dedicated and shared user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip clients.We operate in excess of 9 million sq. ft. of warehousing and operate a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, coupled with an extensive added value service offering.

We are recruiting a Transport Supervisor on a full-time permanent basis at our site in Skelmersdale.

Job Description

Shift: Monday - Friday (Alternating weeks 6am - 2pm / 2pm - 10pm)

Salary: £28,695

As a Transport Supervisor you will contribute to the success of the Great Bear Transport Department by the efficient planning of transport resources.

  • Project management of a range of single and multi-disciplinary transport projects involving responsibility for resourcing, financial management and controls including the timely and reliable delivery of objectives.
  • Communicating with Transport Manager and Transport Planning Teams to maximise backloads, identifying cost saving opportunities, trailer utilisation and cost efficiency.
  • Ensuring effective planning and utilisation of drivers and sub-contract haulage for deliveries out of multiple warehousing sites.
  • Review the strategic transport plans daily in relation to providing cost effective solutions and reacting to unexpected issues.
  • Supporting the Transport Planning Team with their daily work load for a fleet of vehicles based at Fradley and Brackmills.
  • Acting as a point of escalation to deal with queries by telephone, fax and e-mail from our customer, sub contract haulier’s and warehousing sites.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a good working relationship with team members, vendors, hauliers and partners.
  • Liaising with the GBD traffic and administration teams to ensure the highest standards of performance are maintained at all times.
  • Reporting problems and dealing with any issues/queries that may arise.
  • Daily communication with operational teams, vendors and customers regarding network/route plan changes.
  • Continual improvement for cost reductions, identifying where cost can be saved from tactical route changes.


  • Have previous transport and office experience and be able to demonstrate a high level of transport knowledge and expertise in a busy and demanding environment
  • Experience of transport policy and strategy development along with experience in masterplanning and a good knowledge of transportation and planning systems
  • Knowledge of RoadRunner Pro, Tachomaster and Falcon would be advantageous
  • Be able to work as part of a friendly team and under own initiative
  • Have excellent problem solving and organisational skills
  • Be able to make decisions under pressure and to a tight timescale
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach to working in order to meet the requirements of the business, particularly at peak periods during the year.
  • Be able to communicate well at all levels of the business and be professional and strong in both oral and report writing, bid drafting and communication with clients and colleagues alike.
  • Motivated and adaptable to project demands including assisting, managing and mentoring more junior team members as required.
  • Be highly motivated and demonstrate the drive and desire to progress
  • Must be Flexible in approach to work and shift patterns

Additional Information

In return for your passion, hard work and determination in providing outstanding service to our customers we offer:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our benefits platform: discounts on high street retailers, utilities, holidays and cinema tickets
  • Training and development with career progression opportunities and MANY MORE
  • When our staff have passion for what they do they work with more care and attention which is reflected to our clients, Click APPLY NOW to #JoinOurWinningTeam and begin your career today