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Distribution Team Leader

Ref: RRV8301
Closing Date: 25/08/2023

Job Description

Resilient Recruitment are recruiting, on behalf of our client in the food industry, for a Distribution Team Leader in their Manchester factory. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the distribution function and fleet to ensure the safe handling, distribution and delivery of bulk and bagged goods to our customers, in accordance with all legal and company requirements.

Salary: £40,000 - £42,000

Hours: Average 42 hours per week - 4 on 4 off shift pattern (6am-6pm and 6pm-6am)

Holidays: 24 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays


Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Manage and control the day to day movement of fleet
  • Control and monitor sub-contractor usage and cost
  • Liaise with management to do shift handovers
  • Maintain and improve health, safety, environmental and food safety standards, supporting the local HSE team
  • Plan fleet maintenance, testing and hygiene events
  • Tachograph management
  • Assist with HR procedures for your team
  • Collate KPI information for Logistics Manager
  • Deputise for Logistics Manager in their absence

To do this role you will need to:


  • A great customer focus with a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Self motivated & initiative to work alone
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Demonstrate experience of leading a team in a similar role
  • Previous experience in comparable FMCG role
  • PC literate, including a working ability with Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word; capable of using Distribution Management Systems


Required Qualifications

CPC Licence

Working Hours / Shifts

4 on 4 off 

6am-6pm / 6pm-6am

Salary / Pay

£40,000 - £42,000 

Resilient Recruitment Benefits


  • Company Pension
  • Free lunch provided
  • Free on-site parking
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Christmas gift cards
  • Yearly salary review
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Long service awards
  • Employee Engagement platform
  • Training opportunities

Additional Information

50.00 Referral Fee Available

If you refer anyone who then completes 480 hours (12 weeks) work, you will be eligible for a one-off £50.00 payment, providing you are also still working for us. Please discuss this with your recruitment consultant.