General Manager

GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum +
27 Aug 2017
26 Sep 2017
Laura Frost
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

General Manager - Well know Parcel Courier looking for a Fantastic General Manager to be based in Bristol

- Opportunity for Progression in the future.

Client Details

Our client are service-focused and a nationally recognised name within the Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain and looking for a General Manager (Freight) to assist with their current growth.


  • To ensure that the depot operates in line with legal requirements in relation to the DVSA and the parameters of our Operators licence

  • Organising and controlling the depots collection and delivery operations ensuring all delivery timings are achieved, paying particular attention to premiums deliveries

  • Organising and controlling the depot's resources to ensure maximum efficiency of the depot through effective management of people, assets, costs and productivity

  • To ensure that all operational standards and procedures within the depot are carried out effectively

  • Develop and implement plans to deliver all elements of the Scorecard

  • To ensure that all operational documentation and information is correctly recorded

  • To deal with any customer complaints effectively

  • To ensure that missing or damaged freight is investigated daily

  • Work closely with the relevant business partners within the support functions to implement and drive policies, procedures and business initiatives

  • To organise and manage the depots people plan, in particular recruitment and selection, holidays and absenteeism to ensure a cost effective and efficient operation


  • A track record of success in a leadership position within a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrable background of success in meeting and exceeding targets and delivering an outstanding client experience

  • Practical knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations

  • Possess good financial acumen

  • Computer literate and comfortable in the use of technology and IT systems, including knowledge of MS Office

  • People management and leadership experience including previous success with managing teams

  • Comfortable, willing and able to lead by example and also adopt a practical hands-on approach when required

  • Good communication skills including:

  • Able to work at pace whilst maintaining an accurate, high quality output

  • Highly organised with a well-developed approach to prioritisation


  • Holds a Transport Manager CPC qualification

  • Previous experience within the Parcel Freight industry

  • Management experience within a warehouse environment

Job Offer

A Salary of c£55,000 - £60,000 for the Successful General Manager based in Bristol