Traffic Office Manager - SW Distribution Centre-Bristol

Date: 10-Aug-2022

Location: Bristol, GB, BS35 4GG

Company: Royal Mail Group

 Job reference number 273332


Traffic Office Manager - SW Distribution Centre-Bristol


Salary starting at £31,689,10% bonus potential, 25 days annual leave and pension


Full time


SW Distribution Centre Severn Beach BRISTOL BS35 4GG


This is an exciting time to join Royal Mail as we’re in the process of transforming towards a parcel led business. At the heart of this will be our National Distribution operation who move our parcels across a vast network throughout the UK. As a Transport Office Manager, you’ll facilitate the effective running of our transport office at  SW Distribution Centre-Bristol


What does the role involve?
Reporting to the Distribution Manager, as a Transport Office Manager you will lead and inspire a front-line team of cxxx drivers of large goods vehicles (7.5tn and above). You’ll professionalise distribution, ensuring operational work plans are achieved and that our pipeline optimises the flow of parcels and mail, while maintaining compliance with business policies, national work plan and Standard Operating Procedures. 


You will deliver results and a better service to our customers through your team by demonstrating trust in all colleagues. Using your excellent communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills, you’ll build effective relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally. You will achieve this working closely alongside our trade union representatives, by working together and delivering a great service every day, we can provide a first-class customer experience.


What skills and experience are we looking for?
As this is an extremely interesting and varied role, we are looking for candidates who are flexible, can work under pressure and possess excellent leadership and communication skills. As a leader within the business, you must demonstrate evidence on your CV of the following:


Leadership Focus: Ensures the basics are right, takes a 'one company' approach, creates positive energy, implements strategy, takes account of relevant issues.  Uses platforms to recognise superstars, appeals to both the heart and the brain when communicating.
People Focus: Understands the value of diversity & inclusion, uses delegation, coaching, empowerment and feedback, identifies and developing talent, collaborates, takes time to know and understand others needs and perspectives, ensures a supportive environment where achievements are recognised.
Resilience Focus: Is approachable, provides re-assurance to others, agile in adapting to new challenges, communicates regularly and informally, deals with ambiguity, is positive and realistic even under pressure.
Achievement Focus: Ensures 'best day every day' by implementing standards of excellence, asks questions of others, shares learning, provides guidance.  Builds confident teams using a coaching style and ensures others are held accountable.  Uses resources to ensure delivery.  Keeps promises.  Is trusted by teams and colleagues.
Improvement Focus: Implements transformation, reduces costs and ensures value for money, embraces innovative work practices, makes rational and informed decisions, identifies improvements to ways of working across areas of the business, implements new processes and services to meet changing customer needs.
Customer centric Focus: Implements a customer-first culture, introduces ways to improve the customer experience, puts the customer at the heart of decision making, monitors goals for customer service, promotes investment and change which improves the end to end customer experience.


Shift patterns: Please confirm


Application process
If you are interested in applying, please complete your application online and submit your current CV. 


Please note: If you are currently employed by Royal Mail, you must apply via the internal careers site on your application will not be processed accordingly.


Assessment process
Your face to face assessment is designed to enable you to showcase your suitability for management positions within Royal Mail. You will take part in a capability-based interview and a short management scenario exercise more details of which will be provided on the day.


In return, we offer an excellent salary and benefits package including an opportunity to gain a recognised CPC qualification. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to develop your managerial skills and you will be supported for future career development. 


About Us



At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 30 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.


We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values.  We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.

For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here:


Closing Date: 15th of August. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.
Interviews expected: August



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