Transport & Logistics Supervisor

Coningsby, Lincolnshire
23 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Transport & Logistics Supervisor



Our privately owned, Lincolnshire client, has a newly created role for a Transport Supervisor. As an experienced “hands on” Transport Planner you will oversee the shipping and delivery of materials. With a good knowledge of UK roads/routes you will ensure the safe and timely delivery of orders, together with the highest level of customer service. The Transport Supervisor will be responsible for four vehicles (3.5 tonne vans) drivers and, where necessary sub-contractors. You will supervise the loading and unloading of vehicles, maintaining communications with carriers, suppliers and stores.

Key Transport Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safe transportation of products between company sites and customers
  • Delivery planning using own account vehicles and sub-contractors
  • Develop potential solutions to problem, e.g. congestion (both on and off site)
  • Negotiate “best” rates with sub-contractors, ensuring correct levels of insurance and report to Purchasing Dept for raising of paperwork
  • Brief and de-brief drivers
  • Preparation of delivery documentation
  • Work to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Manage returns and collections as and when required
  • Keep abreast of all government changes to transport and planning policies
  • Ensure the company vehicles, including forklifts, are roadworthy and services are carried out at correct intervals


Personal Specification – Logistics Supervisor:

  • Previous proven experience of load planning
  • Excellent UK geographical knowledge (roads and routes)
  • Transport Manager CPC, desirable, not essential
  • Good standard of PC literacy and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Forklift license would be advantageous in order to oversee FLT Drivers and, if necessary, arrange external tests


If you are currently working as a Transport Supervisor, Transport Planner, Logistics Planner, Logistics Assistant this may well be a great opportunity for you.


Living around Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding, Boston, Horncastle you will be in commutable distance for this role.