Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Logisitics Supervisor

Logistics Supervisor  
Location: Bristol
Package: Basic Annual Salary £25,000 plus bonus
& other excellent PLC company benefits  
Sector: Packaging distribution
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Logistics Supervisor to join our central logistics team based in Bristol. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a leading distributor, logistics is at the very heart of what we do best. Welcoming dedicated new people into our business who have a passion for delivering excellence is key to our continued success.
Logistics Supervisor role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Logistics Supervisor to join our business. Working as an integral part of our central logistics team, you will enjoy being hands-on in carrying out daily tasks as part of the wider team, but relish the increased responsibility of leading by example and supervising warehouse staff and drivers (plus occasional agency staff). You will directly support the national distribution centre in ensuring operational excellence. Our warehouse teams work 40 hours a week Monday-Friday.
Logistics Supervisor Key Duties

  • Providing instruction to and supervising performance of warehouse colleagues to ensure tasks are completed effectively and within required timescales 
  • Receive, inspect and unload supplier deliveries
  • Pick, load and dispatch goods
  • Receive and process customer/supplier returns
  • Stock-taking
  • Deal with customers directly ensuring high standards of customer service at all times
  • Maintain company standards in line with O-licence & Health & Safety procedure
  • Cost effective scheduling of deliveries to customers via Company vehicles or outside carriers to achieve a 24/48 hour delivery service (including route planning via use of Paragon software)
  • Ensuring paperwork is processed onto the system accurately and timely

Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome your application if you have experience of supervising logistics staff within a fast-paced distribution environment. You will be self-motivated and genuinely customer focussed. Comfortable working within a team environment, with strong communication skills, you will be adaptable with a strong work ethic. We require you to have a solid grasp of tachograph regulation and EU driver hour’s legislation, as well as route planning (ideally using route planning software). You must also hold valid forklift licence (ideally in both counterbalance and reach). You will be expected to act as a first-aider at work. (Please note where appropriate, training can be provided for First Aider, route planning & health & safety). First and foremost you will be an able and dependable logistics operative in your own right, not afraid to get your hands dirty, but also able to lead by example and motivate others to do a good job.
The Package
We offer an attractive basic starting salary (commensurate with experience) along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
Next Steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.