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Date Added: Tue 21/11/2023

Transport Logistics Supervisor

Glenfield, LE3, UK
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Company: ELIS UK LTD

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £30000 - £35000/annum

Elis is an international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene and facility services solutions. Present in Europe and Latin America, we are a leader in most of the 28 countries in which we operate, employing 45,000 professionals at 440 production and services centres; this is a great opportunity to join a company that supports their people.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Transport Logistics Supervisor to join us at our site based in Leicester where you will lead, manage and continually develop the production team in the achievement of functional objectives that support the site and company business plan.

Job Purpose:

To deliver service excellence though an efficient, legally compliant and cost-effective logistics department.

Key Responsibilities:

* To provide relief cover by completing routes in the event of driver absence or holidays.

* Ensure vehicle and driver compliance with O licence, site, EU and other legal requirements, monitoring, analysing TMS2 data and ensuring corrective action is implemented to continuously improve the working environment.

* Deputies for the Logistics Manager during periods they away from the business.

* Ensure risk assessments are undertaken and implemented on customer premises for major changes/new business when required as advised by the relevant customer account team.

* To ensure the drivers deliver the level of customer service that meets the agreed plans for optimal service levels.

* Ensure route optimisation savings are achieved and all routes are profitable, ensuring the use of agency drivers is kept to a minimum.

* Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions utilising current systems where appropriate (i.e. FTA Vision, TMS2 data, Telematics, Dynamics) to resolve all logistics problems eliminating inefficient supply and distribution routes, quality of service, customer losses and continuously improving working practices. (e.g. weight checking, mileage/km fuel consumption, accuracy and timeliness of deliveries to customers).

* Develop, propose and agree functional budgets with Logistics Manager, monitoring and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget, investigating and resolving any variances.

* Lead, manage, control and development of personnel (including absence, disciplinary, PDR process, driver infringements and grievance, Health and Safety Training, driver assessments) using SMART objectives during regular review and feedback meetings.

* Contribute to the reduction of impact to the environment e.g. optimal efficiency and economy on routes with targets per mile/km.

* Ensure all Health & Safety regulations are adhered to.

* Ensure driver compliance with site EN14065 standard, i.e. drivers disinfect vehicles every day.

Knowledge and Skills:


* Good written and verbal skills (clarity of speech and friendliness of tone).

* Can do attitude, flexible and ability to react quickly to the needs of the customer.

* Ability to listen to and influence peer group and department team members to build and lead effective working teams.

* IT literate (Microsoft Office).

* HGV 2 licence.


* Previous supervisory experience of 2 to 3 years desirable but not essential.

* Maths and English to GCSE level (Grade C and above) or vocational training.

* Health & Safety regulation exposure in a previous role.

* Leadership and People Management skills; recruitment, motivation, PDR process, coaching, disciplinary/grievance, performance management, absence management etc.

* Experience of implementing continuous improvement programmes.

* CPC.

* HGV 2 licence.

* Driving licence.

The above description statements outline the principle functions of the role and is not an exhaustive list.

The role holder may be asked to perform other tasks and duties commensurate with their skills and experience.

Why chose Elis?

You may not know our products and services, but each day we work with businesses that are impacting the lives of millions of people in the UK.

We are an ambitious business with plans to grow in the UK service industry and we have and unrelenting desire to become an employer of choice.

Elis is a meritocracy, and we promote and reward individuals who deliver against objectives, commitments and show great performance. Ambition and enthusiasm are key traits of our employees who live the values our business is built on; Respect, Integrity, Exemplarity and Responsibility.

Our culture of service and quality is based on the commitment of our employees, who are the company's greatest asset. Joining Elis allows you to become part of a business that is agile, creative and market leading in our industry.


* Sick Pay

* NEST Pension Scheme

* 29 days annual leave

* Talent Mobility

* Bespoke training and development progression plan
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