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Vacancies in Coventry

As part of our strategic growth plans, World of Books are opening a new facility in Coventry. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Warehouse Operatives who want to join us on this exciting journey. We'd love you to join our team.

World of Books is the UK's largest seller of used books, and one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. Our vision is to be the leading seller of used books globally, while helping people to reuse and recycle for less through innovation and technology.

Every person who works for World of Books is valued as an integral team player, helping us to connect a global community of book lovers with their new favourite read.

  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Join a company pension scheme
  • Our site has a wellbeing area with TV, including outside seating plus free tea and coffee
  • We offer a free company discount scheme - giving you access to hundreds of perks and discounts
  • Enjoy reading with 20% staff discount on books
  • Make a real difference helping to save the environment

Here's what we do

We pride ourselves in having a dynamic, engaging and interesting place to work.

Customer service is paramount in our business so we strive to employ people who are passionate about providing great customer service and who achieve job satisfaction from achieving targets.

We're always looking to welcome individuals who demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to our Team.

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Current Vacancies in Coventry


Regional Transport Supervisor

This role is an important new appointment in the Logistics department intended to support the continued expansion of our Book Collection network.

Reporting directly to the Head of Stock and Logistics, the Regional Transport Supervisor, will be take responsibility for the efficient and cost-effective management of the Depot Supervisor, drivers and support staff at each World of Books depot.

This role is mobile and will require the incumbent to travel between 6+ WOB depots, the Coventry Processing Centre and Head Office in Goring-By-Sea. The successful applicant will be expected to significantly improve the logistics service provided to our charity partners whilst ensuring costs remain within budget.

As part of the Logistics Management team the successful applicant will be involved in defining and implementing future network strategy and as such will bring new initiatives to the table and be a team player providing support to the rest of the management team.

This role will give the successful applicant plenty of opportunity to impress and as the business continues to grow future development opportunities exist for the right applicant.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The safe operation of all transport activities across all World of Books depots, ensuring legal compliance with H&S legislation and safe systems of work.
  • Managing a fleet of 40+ vehicles, 40+ drivers along with depot supervisors and support staff at each individual site.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining depot service levels and KPI’s to control costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service
  • Work closely with the Transport/Fleet Manager and Transport team at Goring to control all aspects of driver management (recruitment/training/absence/discipline/accident prevention etc)
  • Work closely with the Transport/Fleet Manager and Transport team at Goring to control all aspects of fleet management (servicing/maintenance etc)
  • Play a major role in staff and fleet planning for peak periods and future expansion
  • Identify efficiencies and cost savings at each depot to control costs and improve service levels
  • Support the Head of Stock and Logistics in ensuring a best in class logistics function and implementation of new initiatives across the network ·

Requirements

The successful applicant will have previous logistics experience in a multi depot organisation.

A track record of providing high service levels whilst keeping a firm grip on costs is hugely important as is a experience of continuous improvement to drive depot operations forward.

Comfortable working autonomously and as part of a wider logistics management team, the successful applicant will build effective relationships across the organisation, be a team player who is not afraid to challenge current practices and suggest improvements to depot operations.

  • Previous experience in driver and fleet management
  • Managing 30+ drivers through the depot supervisors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multi-site Transport operations, UK Distribution legislation and working best practice
  • Experience in providing a high level of customer service and how it impacts on the company’s relationships with its partners
  • Proven capability to think tactically and strategically to manage operational challenges and prepare medium to long term plans
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of health and safety and associated regulations in a logistics network (IOSH/NEBOSH would be advantageous but not essential)
  • Self-starter able to work autonomously, managing their diary effectively
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience of setting and reporting KPI’s

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