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Back Haul Specialist - Wakefield Logistics

Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Work Level:
Work Level 3
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
02 Apr 2021
About The Role

We’ve got an opportunity for a Back Haul Specialist - Transport to join our Logistics team at our site in Wakefield.

Reporting to the Site Manager, you will be responsible for growing and developing Back Haul revenue and volume, through multiple internal and external stakeholders and suppliers, by utilising Morrisons and partner transport resources, working towards a cost neutral, carbon reduced transport model.

The role will also be responsible for the following:

  • Actively seeking out new business opportunities, growing profitable Back Haul relationships, whilst ensuring high levels of service are maintained.

  • Develop and manage the customer service plan, multiple stakeholders and effectively oversee external suppliers and hauliers as part of an integrated network transport plan

  • Works cross functionally to manage and influence key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the right solutions are found and sound decisions are taken

  • Listens and responds to customer and stakeholder feedback to make positive change to continuously ensure the improvement of Back Haul activities can be improved for the future

  • Responsible for team development, engagement and supporting their colleagues to grow within the business

  • A problem solver than can identify and find solutions using root cause analysis

  • Communicates the transport plan effectively, efficiently and consistently to internal and external stakeholders, providing support and guidance for all queries and escalations

  • Develop new business opportunities to utilise Morrisons fleet and partner fleets, this may by developing commercial transport relationships internal and external suppliers

  • Accountable for all Back Haul performance indicators for the site and identifies new and untapped Back Haul opportunities, ensuring all KPI’s are met


About J41 - Wakefield

At this huge distribution site in Wakefield that covers 1.2 million square feet, our team of 1,300 colleagues sends out our products to 194 stores.

Here we store and dispatch ambient goods, bread and fresh and frozen food. Everything from frozen chips to cans of mushy peas. 2.7 million cases go out of here every week, which can rise to 5 million when we’re super busy. At this site, we also recycle waste and have VMU and InMotion Backhaul teams.
About You

What skills and experience do Morrisons' Back Haul Specialists need?

  • 5 years extensive B2B and C2B experience gained within a transport environment
  • Strong geographical knowledge of the UK and Europe
  • Proven track record of successfully developing new business opportunities
  • Commercially focused with strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
About The Company
From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer.

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK in over almost 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet.

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and around 97,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.

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