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Competitive pay, personal development, a positive work environment and a great team are all part of the package.

Our Team is our Soul. Without our people we are nothing!

We run an honest, open and fair business. By providing our staff with opportunities to develop their abilities and where hard-work and talent, are rewarded and being proud that our working environment is thriving and positive, free of discrimination and poor management.

We encourage talented individuals to join us and become a valued member of our team. We encourage innovative thinking and operational excellence.

If you are ready – we would like to welcome you to TEAM ARRA.

Contact us – recruitment@arradistribution.co.uk.

We run an honest, open and fair business. By providing our staff with opportunities to develop their abilities and where hard-work and talent, are rewarded and being proud that our working environment is thriving and positive, free of discrimination.

Our respect for our people extends to our clients and suppliers are well. We look to form long term mutually beneficial partnerships, where both companies work together, grow and prosper.


  • LGV C+E Driver (Class 1)
  • TRANSPORT PLANNER
  • TRANSPORT MANAGER
LGV C+E Driver (Class 1)

Job Description

LGV C+E Driver (Class 1)

Depot Skelmersdale

Shift Pattern – 4on / 4off

Start Date Immediate

Rates of pay Monday to Friday – £130 per shift

Saturday – £145 per shift

Sunday – £155 per shift

There is an opportunity to earn an extra £10 per shift compliance bonus on specific customer contracts.

Role Overview:

As an LGV Class 1 Driver for ARRA you will be responsible for delivering goods safely to our customers distribution centres, stores and reloading or returning to base according to the plan whilst adhering to all legal and safety requirements.

Role Requirements:

Ø Ensuring the safety of the load and that you have the correct load and paperwork

Ø Observe and adhere to company rules and procedures, including all aspects of health, safety and hygiene

Ø Maintain a high standard of behaviour and appearance

Ø Effectively manage own working time in line with Working Time Directive

Ø Adhere to tachograph rules and regulations at all times

Ø Responsible for taking breaks according to legislation to avoid infringements – legal requirement

Ø Ensure daily vehicle checks are completed in line with company procedure

Ø Responsible for unit and trailer, including temperature checks (where required)

Ø Ensure correct completion of a defect report as and when required

Ø Make deliveries to customers’ premises, acting in a professional manner at all times, and observing site rules

Ø Immediately report any problems regarding delivery arrival times, delays or discrepancies with loads

Ø Ensure proof of deliveries (PODs) are signed and returned to the Transport Office after delivery

Ø Ensure regular communication with the Transport Office

Ø To act in a responsibly and safely responsibly on the road at all times

Ø Driving in a fuel-efficient manner

Knowledge and Experience required:

Ø Should have proven experience in driving articulated vehicles and have good geographic knowledge of UK roads

Ø Hold an LGV C+E licence with an up to date CPC qualification

Ø Possess a working knowledge of EU Drivers Hours Regulations and the Road Transport Directive regulations governing working time

Ø Ability to work without direct supervision

Ø Adaptable and methodical approach to work/ training

Reference ID: ARRASkelmDrivers1

TRANSPORT PLANNER

Job Description

ARRA Distribution are seeking to recruit an experienced Day Transport Planner, working on a 4on/4off rota basis.

Role Overview:

Responsible for a broad range of activities that contribute to the accurate production of the daily transport plan for the depot. Responsibilities include Customer/Supplier liaison, updating and manipulating current standard plan to reflect fluctuations in daily volumes.

Role Requirements:

Ø Identify accurately requirements for Agency Drivers on a weekly/daily basis.

Ø Assisting with the planning and implementation of strategic depot change.

Ø Collating collection and delivery information using bespoke TMS.

Ø Creating collection plans to inform suppliers of loading requirements in a timely manner.

Ø Maintaining depot standard plan information.

Ø Formulating and communicating accurate depot transport plan for the next day’s operation.

Ø Customer/Supplier/Subcontractor management at a number of levels to ensure that key information is communicated, and the daily plans are achieved.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Ø Previous experience in a distribution, operations or planning function.

Ø Effective interpersonal and clear communication skills

Ø Excellent telephone manner.

Ø Accurate and efficient keyboard skills.

Ø High attention to detail and conscientious so that work is completed accurately and on time.

Ø Excellent team working skills.

Ø Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Ø Personal driver to achieve excellent performance using your initiative.

Ø Working knowledge of planning systems.

Ø Working knowledge of transport hours and regulations.

Ø Ability to think logically and flexibly to ensure that the plan minimises cost yet maximises the service to the customer.

Ø Works quickly and accurately to produce clear and effective plans.

Ø Works co-operatively and willingly with others to achieve common objectives.

Ø Possesses a sense of urgency and works diligently to achieve timelines.

Ø Provide detailed instructions to key stakeholders.

Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Food Safety – Understands, encourages and complies with company/site safety policies and procedures; completes all required training and takes personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and others.

Reference ID: ARRACrossPlanner1

TRANSPORT MANAGER

Job Description

ARRA Distribution are seeking to recruit an experienced Transport Manager.

Company Overview:

ARRA Distribution Limited – An exciting and dynamic transport operation, applying our skills to the more demanding aspects of secondary distribution.

We are a privately-owned business employing only the very best people from our industry, who are forward thinking customer focused individuals, who understand people and the importance of customer service and on-time performance. All our team at ARRA Distribution Limited, are empowered to make decisions which allows us to offer our customers a reactive positive solution, and direction to meet your specific requirements.

Role Overview:

To oversee an effective and efficient operation that is planned and implemented in a safe environment whilst achieving KPI and budgetary requirements without impacting on customer service. To ensure improvement initiatives are communicated and integrated into the depot operations. To effectively communicate changes of site operation policies and procedures.

A Senior Management package with be available for suitable candidate.

Role Requirements:

  • Effective management and communication of operational change.
  • Ensure depot adhere to/surpasses agreed KPIs
  • Overall responsibility for the site transport plan, to ensure maximum efficiencies within the depot.
  • Maintain customer relationships.
  • To promote proactive people management responses to change issues and initiatives to enable the depot to fulfil its responsibility to staff or, in pursuit of depot or organisational aims and objectives.
  • To manage a cohesive and effective management team, achieving consistency between shifts. Ensuring each team member is carrying out their duties efficiently and to a high standard.
  • Involved in disciplinaries and grievances when required and carrying out investigations.
  • To continually improve efficiencies and identify improvements in the daily transport plan.
  • Challenge current operating practices and implement initiatives that add value to the operation.
  • Ensure systems and procedures are ‘Fit for Purpose’ in order to deliver high performance.
  • To attend and contribute to depot groups and wider company meetings, such as BRC and H&S reviews, etc.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the site meets the required Transport Operating Licence obligations.
  • Ensure strong and visible leadership in all aspects of Health and Safety management.
  • Overall fleet management including; availability and utilisation, as well as servicing and maintenance to prescribed legislative standards. Ensuring that records are maintained.
  • Management of site telematics system to deliver improved service and fuel management.
  • Understands, encourages and complies with company/site safety policies and procedures; completes all required training and takes personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and others.
  • Lead the depot/team in projects associated with the wider business.

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Takes ownership and works in an autonomous capacity.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation capabilities.
  • Championing a Plan-Do-Review approach to ensure issues are resolved at root cause level.
  • Computer literate, competent user of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
  • Ideally degree level.
  • Member of recognised associations an advantage.











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    CONTACT US

    • HEAD OFFICE – CROSS HANDS
    • AMESBURY
    • CARNABY
    • SKELMERSDALE
    • TAMWORTH
    HEAD OFFICE – CROSS HANDS

    Depot Address: Heol Ty Newydd, Cross Hands Food Park, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom, SA14 6RZ
    Main contact number: 01269 505990
    Emergency contact number: 07778 959108
    Transport email: arracrosshands

    AMESBURY

    Depot Address: Office G 9, Mills House, 1A Mills Way, Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wilts SP4 7RX
    Main contact number: 01980676858 Ext : 210
    Email: arraamesbury

    CARNABY

    Depot Address: c/o Dunbia Carnaby, Lancaster Road, Carnaby Ind Est, Bridlington, YO153QY
    Main contact number: 01269 505126
    Email: dave.leckenby

    SKELMERSDALE

    Depot Address: c/o Buffaload, Gillibrands, SKELMERSDALE, WN8 9TA
    Main contact number: 01269 505121
    Email: arraskelmersdale

    TAMWORTH

    Depot Address: c/o XPO – Bonehill RD – TAMWORTH – B78 3HJ
    Main contact number: 01269 505126
    Email: arratamworth


    HISTORY

    ARRA Distribution Limited is a British logistics firm

    Formed in 2018 by two transport professionals with over 40 years logistics experience – ARRA now provide supply chain solutions to several of the UK’s most admired retail brands.
    We employ our Team across 5 sites strategically placed around the UK and have an ever growing fleet of vehicles and trailers.



    MISSION

    Transport quality and safety to enhance your business

    We aim to make our customer’s business better every day. Our values express how we work with our team and customers alike. Every person at ARRA, from boardroom to warehouse floor, live these values every day.



    VISION

    We offer only customer-oriented logistic solutions

    Together we are building an innovative, efficient and respected logistics company. We are connecting people, businesses and communities to a better future – through logistics.



    24 / 7 – 365 DAYS

    We run a robust 24/7 , 365 days a year operation. Ensuring the efficient delivery of chilled, ambient or frozen food products from production line to retailer distribution centre (RDC) or direct to retail stores.