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London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£28,000 - £34,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
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Job description

Job Description – Transport and Logistics Manager

Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager

Location: Flexible, UK wide

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 Hours Full Time

Salary: £28,000-£34,000

About FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18

independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the

food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. During

2020, we redistributed 113 million meals through our FareShare Regional Centres and our

retail surplus model FareShare Go, reaching over 1 million people.

Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to

waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.

The COVID19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity in the UK and

with it, FareShare’s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. We are

fortunate to benefit from the support of major retailers, the media, sports ambassadors and a

groundswell of public engagement. As a result, there has never been a more exciting time to

join an organisation at the heart of public consciousness.

FareShare’s Strategy & Vision

Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.

Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK

by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the

symptoms of food poverty.

Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.

Our Values: Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead

Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen

Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries

Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger

Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and

achieve the most for our clients/customers.

The Role

This is an exciting new role at FareShare to take our logistics operation to the next level. FareShare is

experiencing fast volume growth and as such needs to manage our transport efficiently. This role will

help develop our logistics strategy, identifying opportunities to streamline our transport operations to

find the most efficient routes to distribute food to our network in a timely, cost effective way, whilst

still ensuring a fair distribution of food to our network of 23 Regional Partners.

The post holder will have opportunities to work closely with leading transport and logistics providers

and act as the relationship lead, progressing our relationships with the haulage industry to help us

achieve our goals and at the same time dovetailing national with local transport solutions.

We are looking for someone with experience of the logistics and transport industry, ideally in the food

industry, who is innovative and analytical and enjoys coming up with new solutions. This is also a great

opportunity for someone who also enjoys relationship management and working with partners to

achieve joint goals. This is a new position within FareShare, the post holder will also have opportunities

to work closely with other departments and our network of Regional Centres.

Main areas of responsibility

Logistics systems & processes

 Identify opportunities to streamline our logistics operations and processes, to identify efficiencies

and cost savings, redistribute product more quickly or reduce our food miles

 Work with the Supply Chain and Logistics Team, Food Team and Network to identify optimum

transport solutions according to circumstance

 Work closely with the finance team to ensure haulier invoices are processed in a timely manner and

charged to appropriate budget codes, work with finance team to track expenditure and financial

reporting escalating issues to Senior Programme Manager as appropriate

 Build up database of food partner haulier relationships to build our understanding and identify

logistics efficiencies

 Expand our capacity to store and distribute different food types when required

 Create logistics load forecasting models

 Support the expansion of our regional food sourcing and logistics models

 Manage current and emerging transport projects e.g. FSUK funded and managed lorries

 Ensure our transport solutions are safe through supporting the Network with the right guidance and

support

 Work closely with consultants, external partners and the H&S team to ensure our people and

reputation remain safe

Relationship management

 Act as the relationship lead for existing haulier relationships

 Work with existing partners to ensure good levels of service provision and opportunities for cost

reduction

 Work with Operations team to support accurate and safe receipt and handling of food and resolve

any haulier related issues

 Identify potential new relationships with hauliers, including identifying key contacts and driving

progress through face to face meetings

 Work with logistics companies to identify opportunities for any surplus in their own operations

FareShare aims to be an equal opportunity employer 3

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

 Experience of working within the transport and logistics sector for a minimum of 2 years,

preferably within the food industry

 Experience and knowledge of logistics operations best practice in the UK and emerging

technologies to help support logistics operations

 Experience of managing projects

 Experience of managing transport budgets

 Financially literate able to work within a budget

 Experience of account management Skills

 Ability to develop excellent working relationships, including great communication and presentation

skills

 A great team player, since this role will require working closely with many different teams

 Good organisational skills and ability to managing conflicting priorities whilst keeping a focus on

longer term activities

 High levels of motivation, drive and tenacity in order to push forwards progress in new areas

 Good problem solving abilities using logical and pragmatic approaches to suggest process

improvements or creative solutions to challenges

 Able to work under own initiative

 Analytical with an ability to analyse data and build reports

Competencies and behaviours

 Good oral and written communication skills

 IT literate with good standard of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 An understanding of, and passion for, the mission and values of FareShare

 Able to present FareShare professionally and act as an ambassador

 Able to demonstrate respect for work colleagues and FareShare beneficiaries

 A positive and “can-do” attitude

Benefits 

Salary £28,000 - £34,000 per annum

Permanent, 35 Hours, Full Time

25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays

Employers pension contribution eme

Employee Assistance Program

Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme

Season ticket loan

Flexible working

Closing Date: 18/07/2022

Application resources
More about FareShare

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Posted on: 04 July 2022
Closing date: 18 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development