To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site means you agree to our use of cookies. If you’d like to learn more about the cookies we use please find out more

Careers with us


Transport Manager - Newton Abbot

Gregory Distribution is pleased to advertise the position of Transport Manager based at Antalis contract, Newton Abbot. Reporting to the Contract Manager, this position will be to manage the transport and resource requirements, whilst giving operational support and undertaking analysis of other contract sites within that area.


The position involves:

Oversee the Management of planning, organizing and supervising the activities and resources of the Antalis Contract at Newton Abbot.

Producing KPI’s for the Business Area and presenting them to the Contract Manager.

Attends Customer reviews, and ensuring the Customer’s Gold Standard KPI’s met and surpassed.

Performing 1-2-1’s on a regular basis with direct reports.

Conduct annual PDR interviews with direct reports.

To be fully accountable to ensure that the site is legally compliant at all times, this will include servicing and maintenance, driver's hours, tacho downloads both driver and vehicle unit along with all training - drivers CPC.

Monitoring Vehicle Service sheets to ensure that ‘O’ licence requirements are maintained.

Implementation of policies and procedures within the Business Area.

The boundaries prescribed by HACCP must be observed, where relevant, at all times.

Company Safe Systems of Work must be observed and followed at all times. This includes maintaining standards of personal hygiene, as detailed in SSOW and Company Rules Book, especially wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.

All Company Health and Safety policies and rules must be observed. You are responsible for ensuring that you do not put yourself or others at risk by your actions; you must report any hazards to your manager immediately.


Essential Skills required:

Previous experience of working within the Transport Warehouse and logistics industry.

Are CPC National and / or International qualified?

Have a good understanding of legal compliance, driver’s hours and WTD's.

Leadership Skills.

Track record of leading successful change.

Proven experience in customer relationship management.

Strong evidence of management skills and making key business decisions.

Strong influencing skills both internally and externally.

Capability to advise and motivate team to deliver results for the business.

Have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

IT literate including MS Office. Strong analytic ability in review data and reports.


Why Gregory Distribution?

Starting salary of £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, based on working 40hrs a week, Monday – Friday, but flexibility will be required to reflect the needs of the business.

Opportunity to develop your career within an expanding business.

Overtime is occasionally available.

Free uniform.

Excellent holiday allowance and company benefits.

Pension and sickness scheme*

Leading industry qualifications*

Childcare voucher scheme*

Mobile phone discounts*

Referral Scheme.

Strong culture of team work.


Who we are?

With 32 sites across England, Wales and Scotland and over 1,900 employees, we offer a range of fulfilling jobs, unrivalled training, excellent pay, pension and a range of other benefits – plus you get to work with supportive colleagues who have a great team approach, whilst growing your career with one of the largest independent hauliers in the UK.

As our company continues to grow, so does the number of locations we operate in. Whilst we will have opportunities across the UK for Apprentices through to LGV Drivers, our main depots are located in North Tawton, Cullompton, Bristol, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet and Minworth.

Interested applicants should contact Liz McCreadie with your CV and covering letter to [email protected]


Closing Date - 26 March 2018

Application Form

Personal Details

Are you subject to immigration control?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard before? If yes, please give details.

Do any of your relatives work for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard?





Qualifications & Training

Do you have a valid UK driving licence?

Please state why you are applying for this position

Career History

Please give details of your last three employers starting with your latest employer.
We will always contact the latest three employers once a job has been accepted.

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Interests and Activities


Are you currently registered with a Recruitment Agency?

Have you been registered with a Recruitments Agency in the past 12 months?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard through a Recruitment Agency in the past 12 months? If yes, please give details.


Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you are required by law to disclose any or all unspent convictions.

Do you have any previous unspent convictions? If yes, please give details below (including any driving offences).


By applying for this vacancy, you consent to us holding and processing your personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) in relation to and in consideration of this application. You also consent to us storing your personal data so that we may from time to time, consider you for and contact you about other suitable positions within our company.