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Transport Manager

  • VIC - Metro, VIC, Australia
  • Full time
  • Based in Knoxfield
  • Full time role with a 100% Australian owned, national food service company
  • Competitive remuneration and great company benefits

PFD Food Services began life in 1943 amid the noise and chaos of the Melbourne Fish Markets. Expanding rapidly to meet the demand of an ever growing customer base, we are 100% Australian owned and operated food service company with over 800 company owned trucks and customer service focused drivers making daily deliveries.

With an extensive range of fresh meat and seafood, together with frozen products, drygoods, paper products and cleaning solutions for the Foodservice Industry, PFD has proven their unwavering commitment to their customers and are considered a source of innovation, a provider of insight, a solver of problems. In 2021 PFD formed a partnership with another proud Australian company, Woolworths Group.

The Role

To lead the entire transport function in achieving common objectives each day.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all deliveries are made in correct manner and time frame and monitor driver credits
  • Maintain vehicles ensuring services are carried out when and as required
  • Undertake staff evaluation, recruitment and training
  • Follow company procedures relating to any issues raised regarding drivers
  • Ensure wages, budgets and freight charges are kept within guidelines
  • Involve and receive feedback from supervisors daily/ongoing
  • Co-ordinate effective and efficient routing of all trucks and staff to ensure maximum delivery and service
  • Regular discussion with Sales Representatives in regards to customer requirements and driver feedback
  • Attend daily credit meeting. Identify credits, daily collection of invoice to be presented

Key Competencies, Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience in people management
  • The ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure with good time management skills
  • Be a problem solver externally and internally
  • Knowledge of the food service industry
  • Possess AFM accreditation
  • A solid knowledge of HACCP and OH & S regulations including BFM legislation
  • Sound knowledge of routing systems and MFG PRO
  • Good product knowledge and new customers
  • MR/HR truck licence is preferred

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking).

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug/alcohol test and a Flu Vaccination), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, up to date COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate and Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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