Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant - Food, Beverage and Manufacturing

T: +353 15 549 269 E:
  • SectorSupply Chain & Procurement
  • LocationDublin
  • Salarypension, healthcare + other benefits
  • Posted onOctober 17, 2020
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Title – Transport Manager
Location – Co Dublin
Salary – €Negotiable + very strong benefits package
Company – Food Manufacturer
Duration – Permanent

Our Client:

Ireland’s largest food distribution company who supply their customers with a range of over 10,000 fresh, frozen and ambient food and non-food products.

The Role:

To lead a team of circa 120 directly employed drivers/deliverers and motivate them to provide the best possible service to the end customer. Key responsibilities for the role are below;-

  • Co-ordination of all Transport activities ensuring the smooth running of depot
  • Ensuring efficient dispatch of all routes and products to customers on a daily basis
  • Coaching and motivating members of the delivery team
  • Ensuring delivery procedures and policies are adhered to at all times
  • Effectively liaising with sales, transport, and operation departments to resolve all issues in a timely manner
  • Working with Sales teams to ensure effective and efficient delivery schedules
  • Ensuring equipment breakdown and repairs are minimised and reported
  • Ensuring that company vehicles are properly maintained, cleaned and safely operated to reduce accidents and enhance the company brand
  • Manage Backhaul collections and ensure they are adhered to on a daily basis.
  • Managing Transport Compliance to industry leading standards
  • Identifying, coordinating and delivering training as appropriate to meet driver needs


  • 3+ years’ experience in a relevant management / supervisory role in a high volume,
    multi-drop distribution operation (Food distribution industry is advantageous)
  • Must possess a full clean Drivers Licence and possess a Management CPC
    * Proven ability to manage a team to deliver the highest standards of service
    * Proven ability to be an effective decision maker with a hands -on approach to the
    * Ability to plan and organise your own and your teams work activities in a safe, efficient
    and effective manner
    * Ability to analyse, interpret and explain and present relevant business data
    * Strong knowledge of the Department of Transport regulations (Tachograph legislation,
    Work Time Directive etc.)

Chris Connolly

Recruitment Consultant - Food, Beverage and Manufacturing

T: +353 15 549 269 E:


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