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Transport Manager

City:  Chiswick
Department:  Supply Chain
Type of contract:  Permanent - Full-Time


Brewing has taken place on the River Thames for more than 350 years and the Griffin Brewery opened there in 1845. Based in Chiswick, West London our Griffin Brewery is London’s oldest continuous working brewery and became part of Asahi UK through acquisition in 2019. It was the first brewery to win the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain award and has produced a wave of acclaimed ales. Through timeless classics, such as Fuller’s London Pride and an ever evolving portfolio, Fuller’s Griffin Brewery has long championed real ale and British brewing excellence, offering beers to suit all consumer tastes.


Asahi UK (AUK), part of Asahi Europe & International Ltd, aims to enrich consumer experiences through innovation, high-quality service and an exceptional portfolio of premium beer, ale and cider brands including, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi Super Dry, Meantime, Fuller’s London Pride and Cornish Orchards. Our aim is to be the leading super premium beer business in the UK, through a brand mix that creates a compelling proposition. At AUK we operate as an end to end business unit responsible for sales, marketing, customer operations, production, supply chain and wholesale operations in the UK & Ireland. For further information, visit


Transport Manager


Asahi UK are looking for a Transport Manager to join our prestigious Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London.


The Transport Manager is responsible for ensuring exceptional levels of compliance, related to running an own fleet transport operation (the incumbent will be the Operator’s Licence holder for Chiswick). Additionally you will be responsible for the delivery of high levels of service to customers in relation to outlet deliveries of Beer, Wine, Spirits and Soft Drinks, whilst closely managing costs.


Key Accountabilities


  • O-Licence holder for Chiswick fleet and operations. Ensure all relevant Fleet and Drivers are compliant with zero tolerance approach on defects – any such defects must be dealt with effectively
  • Ensure exceptional levels of Health & Safety ensuring all new recruits are fully trained (and documented); working closely with Lead Driver to keep training material up to date and relevant
  • Operational accountability for all of Chiswick’s Logistics activities
    • Deliver KPI targets on performance and efficiency, OTIF, fuel, and staff, 
    • Ensure that Drivers and Dray are giving a premium service to all our customers, resolving shortfalls quickly, limiting any negativity or grievances.
    • Escalation support for the Customer Service team within distribution.
  • Develop, measure, and report against a set of Logistics KPI’s – service, operational, and efficiency
  • Focus on cost to serve, working with the planning team to optimise our daily routes, ensuring that we are not incurring unnecessary costs.
  • Support the Distribution Manager in maintaining a rolling 5-year plan for all Fleet replacements, keeping up to date with changing legislation, looking at greener options and keeping ahead of the industry.
  • Work across functions and sites to drive a Continuous Improvement mindset with ownership through the organization
  • Develop and manage the capability of the team, ensuring it can meet the future demands of the business.


Experience and Competence Required


  • Strong Experience in Distribution and Warehousing Management at site level.
  • Proven track record of delivering operational improvements and efficiencies in the beer or similar FMCG business.
  • Strong Health and safety experience both in compliance and team engagement.
  • Strong and proven Leadership capability plus experience of developing both individual and team capabilities.
  • Proven capability in delivering behavioural change through engagement and performance management.
  • Strong business acumen, understanding priorities and functional requirements.
  • Strong communication skills; inspiring teams to embrace challenges & own the performance.
  • Problem analysis, judgment, decisiveness; independence; resilience.
  • Track record of delivering and exceeding KPI targets.
  • Transport Managers CPC Qualification.
  • Educated to degree level – desirable.  


What We Offer


  • Private Medical and Dental insurance
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Product discount
  • Company bonus 


We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect difference, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs.  We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform. 

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