Sainsbury's Bank

Transport Administrator


Hams Hall Depot



Contract Type



Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business


Job ID


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Sainsbury's Distribution Centre, Faraday Avenue, Birmingham, B46 1AL

Job Description

Transport Administrator 

Location: Hams Hall

Salary: £25,000 per year

Hours: Full Time Nights: 22:00-06:00 & Rotating Shifts: 06:00-14:00 & 14:00-22:00 Available.

As part of your application, we will ask you to complete a short assessment that looks at your verbal and numerical comprehension and error checking. All you need is 10 minutes and a computer/ tablet with a screen size of at least seven inches.


Do you have great problem-solving skills, a common-sense approach, a good understanding of a transport function and how it feeds into a distribution network, plus an impressive track record of delivering results? Then make the move to Sainsbury’s and let your talent shine, playing a vital role in helping to keep our transport operations running smoothly, thus ensuring our shelves are packed full of everything from toilet rolls to prosecco to toothpaste - whenever they’re needed.


You don’t get from being a small shop in 1869 to one of the UK’s most loved retailers without a passion for innovation and a relentless pursuit for better. And that’s where you come in because, right now, we’re looking for a Transport Clerk to join our Operational Execution, Supply Chain & Logistics team at our distribution centre in Hams Hall.


Keeping our shelves full for our customers depends on us having a terrifically tight team, whether on the shop floor or at our distribution centre, where this particular role is based. Your challenge? To carry out a variety of day-to-day clerical tasks across our Transport and Fleet operations, in line with the relevant plans. As well as using a variety of systems and processes to input, produce and maintain accurate information relating to transport legislation, we’ll rely on you to ensure our vehicles are properly maintained, by scheduling MOTs and servicing. And, when it comes to identifying areas for improvement, making sure we adhere to legal compliance, or getting involved in ad hoc site specific projects, again, we’ll count on you.


So, what do you need to succeed? An understanding of relevant legislation and works within site compliance – e.g. drivers hours and working time directive – is a definite must have. So is awareness of health and safety regulations and the relevant legislation. Proficient using a range of office IT, including Microsoft programmes Yard and Microlise, you’re used to planning and prioritising your workload to meet deadlines too. What’s more, you have excellent attention to detail and accuracy, plus a proven ability to quickly resolve problems and escalate broader or more complex issues. And, if you’re great at analysing, presenting and sharing data and information and following clear procedures, guidelines and instructions, we should definitely talk.


As well as some great benefits, Sainsbury’s offer a genuine opportunity to progress. Indeed, you’ll gain exposure to different parts of the business which will help widen your skillsets and move into other roles in the future. Everyone gets their own personal development plan too, plus there’s a real commitment to wellbeing, D&I, values and work life balance. 

At Sainsbury’s, we’re a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity and inclusion at every level of our business. Because when people bring their true selves to work, powerful innovation takes shape. Just know that whoever you are, we are your Sainsbury’s.