Transport Team Leader - Fishergate


The Smurfit Kappa Group plc are Europe's leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world. An industry leader with 46,000 employees globally, 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

People are at the heart of the organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of our communities.

Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK are;

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.


Transport Team Leader – Fishergate, Norwich, England  -  Salary £34,400 per annum

The Operations team are currently recruiting for a Transport Team Leader to join the Fishergate site, based in Norwich, Norfolk, England. This role is to be employed on 37.5 hours' basis in order to support the business to meet its changing production demands. This role will be on a Flexible Shift Pattern.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate full flexibility in terms of all shift patterns and work areas within the operations function.

Previous experience working within a factory/operations environment or working shifts will be an advantage.  Full training will be provided to develop the necessary skills for this role.


Main Purpose of Job

  • Working supervisor position with approximately 50% of working week to be spent on loading/unloading vehicles and managing the movement of incoming vehicles and deliveries in line with Company health and safety and operational standards.  The remaining 50% is allocated to supervisory duties including ensuring team members follow the appropriate standards and organising and planning their work.
  • Providing necessary site Health and Safety instruction to arriving drivers and other visitors.
  • Oversee the activity/movement of all drivers (LGV and Forklift Truck) during their time onsite to ensure they adhere to site H&S rules.
  • Organise the work of a small team of Forklift Drivers, allocating specific vehicles to load/unload.
  • Manning the Despatch office as required signing in visiting tradespeople and contractors and accepting general incoming deliveries.
  • Advising drivers of allocated loading bay and acting as banksman in line with safety procedures.
  • Update computerised Company planning system as loads are completed - recording relevant vehicle details and any issues.
  • Liaising with haulier partner to call down vehicles, additional pallets and raw materials to support production activities.
  • Liaising with Operations Team and providing details of stock held, loads complete and any developing issues.


Qualifications (essential and desirable)

Counter Balance Forklift license taken or refreshed in the last 3 years.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience (essential and desirable)

  • Health and safety focus
  • IOSH trained
  • Knowledge of how the business operates from sales through to despatch
  • Strong people management skills
  • Experience of managing to operational standards and key performance indicators
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to manage workload and priorities of self and team
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal (face to face and telephone) and written (email)
  • IT skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Able to build effective relationships with colleagues and other external contacts.


In return we offer:

The Salary for this role is £34,400 per annum.

  • 25 days' holiday a year, plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Workplace pension.
  • Quarterly recognition scheme.
  • Regular bespoke training.


Transport Team Leaders are crucial to the success of this business. Internal applicants should advise their line manager prior to making an application.


Please apply via the company's dedicated recruitment portal.

The closing date for this vacancy is 26th March 2023

Salary £34,400 per annum

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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Location Fishergate

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