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Distribution Supervisor


Job Req Number:  44948
Time Type: Full Time

Working context


To Supervise operations and to assist personally in the day to day running of the department. To ensure all work is carried out in accordance with company operational procedures and statutory requirements including Health & Safety to the satisfaction of clients and the profit of the company


Primary purpose of the role


Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the Distribution Supervisor has responsibility for leading the Distribution department within the site. The Distribution Supervisor is a key member of the site operational team working very closely with Distribution, Customer Services, Warehouse administration teams in the delivery of the Distribution service.


Key accountability areas



Ensure service and profitability levels are developed/maintained in accordance with departmental targets/budgets


Achieve agreed operational targets in line with budgetary constraints.


Assess results to ensure financial care, cost awareness and budgetary targets are achieved.


Ensure appropriate resources are employed to achieve business objectives within agreed financial parameters.


Motivate/guide subordinates to achieve targets and to work to its full potential.


Implement company policy and procedures by ensuring staff have the necessary qualifications and expertise to carry out their roles.


Ensure legislative compliance where appropriate.


Ensure that the company operates within all agreed operational procedures, and within statutory requirements including the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.


Impart knowledge, procedures, and legal requirements to subordinates by coaching and training, as needed.


Prioritise key tasks and workload to achieve best results with available resources within the department.


Ensure all relevant administrative procedures are followed and completed accurately according to deadlines.


Identify and report to management on the departments needs and requirements.


Ensure company and customer requirements are fulfilled as per the Operational Manual and the client’s needs or requirements.


Develop and maintain effective working relationships within the location in order to improve inter departmental knowledge and relationships.


Identify, fulfil and review training and development needs of all subordinates within the department, through the formal appraisal process and on an ongoing basis


Maintain relationships with suppliers, both internal/external, to ensure effective operation and quality service.


Promote and maintain relationship with internal and external Partners, suppliers and clients to ensure a continual development of service and service levels


Review and appraise results to ensure accuracy of work (continually).


Effectively Manage resources through assessment of workloads and delegation of tasks in order to meet deadlines and business objectives


Ensure problems and or difficulties which arise are dealt with promptly and in a professional and business like manner.


The above list of accountabilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and is not intended as a list of individual tasks. The role holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected commensurate with the scope and grading of the role. Role profiles should be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the role.


General responsibilities

  1. Understand and comply with all relevant Company rules, agreements, policies, procedures and with all relevant legislative requirements and codes of practice.
  2. Ensure Company business is treated in the strictest confidence and not disclosed to persons outside the Company.
  3. Act in a professional manner, ensure good working relationships are maintained and promote a good image of the Company at all times
  4. Maintain and comply with all Health, Safety and Environmental standards, to be aware of the Occupational Health & Safety Management System, OHSAS18001 and to appreciate the responsibility you have to adhere to the respective procedures.
  5. Be aware that the Company operates a Quality Assurance system ISO 9001:2008 and adhere to the respective procedures.
  6. Ensure a good standard of housekeeping through observance of relevant Company policies and ensure that work areas are secure and locked when unoccupied.
  7. Where appropriate challenge and determine reasons for presence on site of any unauthorised person.
  8. Attend any development training as required in compliance with the Company’s commitment to the Investors In People standard.

DSV – Global Transport and Logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.



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