Transport Controller

  • Department / Function
  • Logistics/Operations
  • Location
  • Southampton
  • Contract Type
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description
  • It’s not just getting stock to customers, it’s ensuring the depot runs like clockwork.

    Think you could mastermind deliveries for hundreds of customers across the region? And manage a sizeable fleet with scores of Drivers? It’s all in a day’s work when you’re a Transport Controller at Matthew Clark. The biggest name in the UK drinks industry, we supply thousands of pubs, clubs, restaurants, bars and more. Right now, we’re growing fast and building a brilliant team. Join us, and you can expect fantastic rewards, plus the chance to progress with our business!


    What you’ll do

    Every day, you’ll plan our transport operations with the help of vehicle optimisation software. Customer demand, fleet availability, staffing levels – you’ll need to think about all this and more, whilst working to budgets. It’s a fast-paced setting where we pride ourselves on excellence: getting the right products to the right customer at the right time! Of course, Health & Safety is paramount and you’ll see that regulations are followed. You’ll also assign work to drivers, prepare their tachographs and produce transport data, as well as carrying out safety checks on customer delivery points.

    For more on life in the Operations Team, take a look at this short video.


    About you

    In this role, being organised is only the start. You also need to be motivated, adaptable and able to take the initiative. Experience in Distribution, ideally in a Transport Office, is a definite must. With this background, you’ll know all about stock control, key warehouse systems and regulations, for example EU Drivers’ Hours and software such as Optrak. However, it’s your people skills that will make all the difference. You’ll know how to handle Drivers – and make sure they give customers a great service. A minimum of Grade C GCSEs (or equivalent, including Maths and English) and ideally a CPC will complete the picture. 

    What we offer

    • We offer a competitive salary along with a range of excellent benefits:
    • 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) - with the option to buy a further week
    • A Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A Discretionary Bonus Scheme and Share Incentive Plan (subject to eligibility)
    • Life Assurance
    • A  benefits scheme offering a cycle to work scheme, an employee assistance programme, retail & leisure savings, and lots more!

    We work with some fantastic people, we’re passionate about what we do and we have some fun along the way! Join us and you could have a career for life. If you want to know more about us and our work, take a look here or here. If this all resonates with you, then we’d love to hear from you.

    Matthew Clark is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • Full job description
  • Transport_Controller.docx