Careers

Our Fleet and Warehousing teams are the backbone of our business and are supported with a strong team of support functions. Careers can be developed into any area of the business and we encourage cross functional team movements with all that wish to develop

  • Administration
  • Mechanic
  • Health & Safety
  • Management
  • Quality
  • Lorry Driving
  • Planning
  • PalletForce
  • Accounts
  • Forklift Truck Driving
  • Tractor Unit Driving
  • Warehousing
  • HR/Payroll
  • Driver Training
  • Traffic
  • Transport Operations
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HR Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire
Provide support to the Senior HR Advisor on HR related matters and to the managers across functions including areas of Resourcing and Recruitment, Disciplinary Investigations, Absence Management and keeping people metrics up to date. Read More >

HR Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire

Provide support to the Senior HR Advisor on HR related matters and to the managers across functions including areas of Resourcing and Recruitment, Disciplinary Investigations, Absence Management and keeping people metrics up to date.

 

Recruitment & Selection

Support managers in the recruitment and selection processes for resourcing requirements and ensuring a fair and effective process is followed to select the best candidate(s) for the business and role.

Writing offer letters and contracts of employment

Assisting with the up keep of the HR Employee database

Preparation of new starter documentation and induction material  in co-ordination with the Driver Training Manager and QSH Manager.

 

Training & Development

Ensuring all training records are up to date and scanned to HR files.

Co-ordinating and supporting the QSH Manager on all mandatory training requirements.

Printing out of relevant training materials and administration of all documentation

Supporting managers to look at training and development for their teams, including on the job training and training course based, within the business.

 

Retention

Conducting exit interviews

 

Disciplinary and Grievance

Assisting with investigations e.g. note taking

Preparation of investigation and disciplinary packs for managers.

 

 

Warehouse Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire
Support the smooth running of the warehouse. To ensure timely and accurate delivering/ordering of all stock on a supply and need basis through achievement of both company and external systems and to act as a secondary point of contact for internal teams within Palletforce and Transport Operations. Take an active role in the direction and delivery of all stock, to ensure best practice methods are used in the execution of all deliveries and ordering. Read More >

Warehouse Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire

Support the smooth running of the warehouse. To ensure timely and accurate delivering/ordering of all stock on a supply and need basis through achievement of both company and external systems and to act as a secondary point of contact for internal teams within Palletforce and Transport Operations. Take an active role in the direction and delivery of all stock, to ensure best practice methods are used in the execution of all deliveries and ordering.

Accountable KPI’s

Customer Service – To ensure all paperwork is processed with accuracy – 100%

Advise Warehouse Area Manager of any orders that have unexpected delays within 2 hours of notification – 2 hours

Ensure all driver paperwork is processed within 24 hours of receipt – 100%

Key Accountabilities

Customer Service

  • Ensure effective and efficient customer service levels are maintained within the warehousing department by:
  • Keeping stock control systems up to date and making sure inventories are accurate
  • Transferring goods onto warehouse Management systems
  • Organisation of labour for any re-work required
  • Booking in containers
  • Printing labels for FLT drivers
  • Scanning of paperwork for customers
  • Management of In and Out paperwork and updating on any relevant systems
  • Checking goods inward
  • Building loads and allocation
  • Printing of delivery notes
  • Briefing drivers on a daily basis on outloads and deliveries
  • Supporting with customer visits and stock checks ensuring quality of service they receive is up to their required standard
  • Raise purchase orders and carry out required administration for this function
  • Monitor warehouse requests inbox
  • Raise transfer orders and carry out required administration for this function
  • Locate stock on the control system
  • Chase deliveries from suppliers and advise Warehouse Area Manager, Transport teams and supervisors of any delays
  • Deal with stock requisitions
  • Manage the returns
  • Aid with cleansing of control system in association with the Warehouse Area Manager
  • Carry out general stock administration
  • Speak to suppliers regarding prices
  • Achieve all set standards for the delivery/ordering of all items of stock and to achieve KPI targets using relevant systems

Communication

  • Contact internal customers to resolve any queries or problem that may arise with paperwork
  • Responding to and dealing with customer communication by email and telephone

Teamwork

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Warehouse Area Manager

Customer Service Co-ordinator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire
To ensure effective customer service levels are upheld through effective execution and communication of customer requirements to the transport teams, including internal and external transportation stakeholders.  To Provide strong planning and administration of the systems, providing the best customer service possible. Read More >

Customer Service Co-ordinator

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire

To ensure effective customer service levels are upheld through effective execution and communication of customer requirements to the transport teams, including internal and external transportation stakeholders.  To Provide strong planning and administration of the systems, providing the best customer service possible.

Must Haves

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as in a fast paced transport or logistics environment or within a Customer Service environment
  • Numerate – Ability to work with numerical data is required for this role
  • Highly competent with PC literate – Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint and Transport IT/ web based systems
  • Highly organised, self-sufficient  and able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Good UK Graphical Knowledge
  • Reliable in approach to work and adaptable to fit into different teams and environments

Accountable KPI’s

Customer Service – To ensure all customer orders are processed to be delivered on time and in full

Advise Transport Operations Manager of any concerns over orders coming in from the customer that may have unexpected delays or require more interaction from the customer

Ensure all requests for Customer orders are processed in a timely manner and are updated in the systems with all relevant details

Customer Service

Ensure the efficient communication to the relevant internal or external stakeholders and planning of the demands to meet the expectations of the customers:

  • Strong and clear communication of the Customers’ requirements to the Transport Operations Manager
  • Promptly answering customer enquiries over the telephone in a professional manner and via email where necessary
  • Speaking to the customer to understand any concerns or with any planning activities
  • Working with the customer to understand their demands for short term and long term planning activities.
  • Entry of all movements of jobs onto the relevant PC and web based systems
  • Reporting any concerns to the Transport Operations Manager
  • Working in tandem with the other Teams such as Warehouse and Transport teams
  • Raising any concerns over delivery with other internal teams and providing solutions for resolution
  • Investigating and solving pre and post departure customer escalations and issues
  • Attend Customer meetings on a planned and Ad-Hoc basis to maintain good levels of communication
  • Plan and communicate effective handovers during absence to ensure that there is a clear plan and line of communication/reporting  should any questions arise
  • Support the process of on boarding with new customers and processes with any new business as and when required

Cost control

  • Minimise cost through effective and robust processes and practises to ensure the customer demands are met and communicated correctly.
  • Reduce Subcontracting costs through outstanding communication with internal teams.

KPI’s

  • Writing reports and producing information for Daily, Weekly and Monthly meetings as and when relevant to understand the trend of Customer Satisfaction and make suggestions for increasing the Customer Satisfaction rating

Communication

  • Monitor the previous day’s shipments in order to provide delivery information and communicate to relevant internal/external customers in a timely manner should issues require escalation.
  • Liaise directly and in a timely manner with internal/external stakeholders to advise them of issues or delays along with planned corrective action, so as to maintain a two-way communication flow and minimise customer dissatisfaction.

Teamwork

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
  • To effectively manage the customer service and planning dept
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Transport Operations Manager

Warehouse Hygienist

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire
The overall main purpose of this role is to ensure the cleanliness of the Wimblington site and facilities. This includes working to a weekly schedule to ensure that all facilities across the site are to a high standard of cleanliness by the end of each week. This entails hoovering, mopping, sweeping, dusting, cleaning welfare facilities, emptying bins and at all times maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment. Read More >

Warehouse Hygienist

Days: Monday to Friday
March, Cambridgeshire

The overall main purpose of this role is to ensure the cleanliness of the Wimblington warehouse and facilities. This includes working to a weekly schedule to ensure that all facilities across the site are to a high standard of cleanliness by the end of each week.

Must Haves

  • Mature, professional approach, confidence to communicate and deal with all levels of people  both internally and externally up to and including director level
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills working on your own
  • Confidence to challenge when standards are not achieved
  • Have the ability to think quickly on your feet  and to confidently make decisions
  • Be flexible in your approach to work and hours

Key Accountabilities

Site cleanliness

Take ownership of all aspects of the cleaning of the site and facilities:

  • Management of all hygiene elements of the warehouse/site areas
  • Ensure weekly cleaning schedule is completed and given to line manager at the end of each week for sign off
  • Ensure the warehouse cleaning equipment is maintained and any issues reported to line manager

Communication

  • Communicate to relevant management teams as and when required of any issues or concerns over safety or cleanliness
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs

Teamwork

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Warehouse Manager

Transport Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
Flexible
To ensure and maintain good customer relations with the sub-contractors used on a regular basis, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring the best level of customer service is maintained.  Building strong rapport with each sub-contractor through verbal communication of the plans and availability of loads.  To assist with all other transport departments as and when required.  Read More >

Transport Administrator

Days: Monday to Friday
Flexible

To ensure and maintain good customer relations with the sub-contractors used on a regular basis, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring the best level of customer service is maintained.  Building strong rapport with each sub-contractor through verbal communication of the plans and availability of loads.  To assist with all other transport departments as and when required. 

Must Haves:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as in a fast paced transport or logistics environment
  • Numerate – Ability to work with numerical data is required for this role
  • Highly competent with PC literate – Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint and Transport IT/ web based systems
  • Excellent customer service and administration skills
  • Highly organised, self-sufficient  and able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Be flexible in your approach to work and hours
  • Good UK Graphical Knowledge
  • Reliable in approach to work and adaptable to fit into different teams and environments
  • Professional in appearance and manner
  • Adaptable to change and a strong team player
  • Must have own transport, full UK driving licence and ability to travel to work

Accountable KPIS:

  • Customer Service – To ensure all subcontracted orders are processed to be delivered on time and in full and meet their delivery needs
  • Ensure all requests for Customer orders are processed in a timely manner and are updated in the systems with all relevant details
  • Maintenance of a strong Sub-Contractor list throughout the year, with a minimum percentage of KTL loads covered

Key Accountabilities

Customer Service
Effective and efficient planning of the Sub-Contractor activity throughout the year by:

  • Strong and clear communication of the Customers’ requirements to the Sub-Contractor both verbally and in writing
  • Promptly answering enquiries over the telephone in a professional manner and via email where necessary
  • Speaking to the third party and/customers to understand any concerns or with any delivery or planning activities
  • Working with the customer to understand their demands for short term and long term planning activities
  • Entry of all movements of jobs onto the relevant PC and web based systems
  • Reporting any concerns to the Transport / Customer Services Manager
  • Working in tandem with the other Teams such as Warehouse and Transport teams to understand the sub-contractor requirements
  • Raising any concerns over delivery with other internal teams and providing solutions for resolution
  • Investigating and solving pre and post departure customer escalations and issues
  • Maintain good levels of communication 
  • Plan and communicate effective handovers during absence to ensure that there is a clear plan and line of communication/reporting  should any questions arise

Cost control
Minimise cost through effective and robust processes and practises to ensure the customer demands are met and communicated correctly.
Reduce Subcontracting costs through searching for the most up to date costings from the relevant area of the UK and reduce any on costs by maintaining excellent levels of communication with Subcontractors.

KPI’s
Production of Subcontracting stats – profit excluding fuel surcharge

Communication
Monitor the previous day’s collections and deliveries in order to provide information and communicate to relevant internal/external customers in a timely manner should issues require escalation.  Liaise directly and in a timely manner with internal/external stakeholders to advise them of issues or delays along with planned corrective action, so as to maintain a two-way communication flow and minimise customer dissatisfaction. 

Teamwork
Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Customer Services Manager

 

Palletforce Coordinator

Days: Monday to Friday
Support the smooth running of the Palletforce team by ensuring timely and accurate preparing and  delivering of all stock on a supply and need basis. Through use of both company and external  systems and to act as a point of contact for internal teams within Warehousing and Transport  Operations teams. Take an active role in the direction and delivery of all stock, to ensure best  practice methods are used in the execution. Read More >

Palletforce Coordinator

Days: Monday to Friday

Support the smooth running of the Palletforce team by ensuring timely and accurate preparing and  delivering of all stock on a supply and need basis. Through use of both company and external  systems and to act as a point of contact for internal teams within Warehousing and Transport Operations teams. Take an active role in the direction and delivery of all stock, to ensure best practice methods are used in the execution.

Must Haves: 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a logistics or warehouse based role
  • Strong PC based knowledge including an intermediate or knowledge of Excel spread sheets and web  based systems
  • Good communication skills: Responds to enquiries via telephone and email, providing support for  both internal and external contacts.
  • Confident individual who can challenge when the need arises and at the appropriate level
  • Reliable in approach to work and adaptable to fit into different teams and environments
  • Highly organised, self-sufficient and able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Experience of working within the transport or warehousing sector
  • Must have own transport, full UK driving licence and ability to travel to work 

Accountable KPI’s:

  • Customer Service – To ensure all deliveries are delivered on time in full. And relay any  issues, back to our customers in a timely fashion.
  • Advise Warehouse Manager of any orders that have unexpected delays within 2  hours of notification.
  • Ensure all driver paperwork is processed within 24 hours of receipt.

Key Accountabilities: 

Customer  Service 

  • Ensure effective and efficient customer service levels are maintained within the  warehousing department by:  
  • Keeping stock control systems up to date and making sure inventories are accurate 
  • Planning future capacity requirements 
  • Briefing drivers on a daily basis on outloads and deliveries Supporting with customer visits and stock checks ensuring quality of service  they receive is up to their required standard 
  • Carry out general stock administration 
  • Speak to suppliers regarding prices  
  • Achieve all set standards for the delivery/ordering of all items of stock and to  achieve KPI targets using relevant systems 
  • Aid in the accuracy of paperwork at all times 
  • Ensure all computer related work is on time and accurate  
  • Maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times wearing company uniform  Liaise with our other offices where applicable  
  • Have flexible approach to work and working patterns 

Communication

  • Contact internal customers to resolve any queries or problem that may arise Responding to and dealing with customer communication by email and telephone 

Teamwork 

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours  towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams 
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work  environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are  stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Palletforce Manager

Transport Operator

To ensure effective running of the day to day Knowles Transport fleet to plan and manage effective movement of freight around the country, including providing strong planning of the operational logistics arm of the business, effectively communicating with the customer service team to meet the demands of the customer and providing the best customer service possible Read More >

Transport Operator


To ensure effective running of the day to day Knowles Transport fleet to plan and manage effective movement of freight around the country, including providing strong planning of the operational logistics arm of the business, effectively communicating with the customer service team to meet the demands of the customer and providing the best customer service possible

Must haves:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience  in a fast paced transport or logistics environment
  • Operator licensing awareness along with up to date knowledge of compliance such as gross weights, construction an use regulations, Working Time Directive and EU Drivers hours
  • Highly competent with PC literate – Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Traffic management and warehouse management systems along with any other
  • IT/ web based systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills along with excellent customer service skills
  • Highly organised, self-sufficient  and able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Be flexible in your approach to work and hours
  • Excellent UK Graphical Knowledge
  • Reliable in approach to work and adaptable to fit into different teams and environments
  • Strong people management, leadership  and interaction skills
  • Proactive  with the ability to make quick decisions and to communicate with others about any changes and impact as a result of the decisions made
  • A highly organised self starter
  • Responsible for own actions and decisions
  • Good memory
  • Adaptable to change and a strong team player
  • Professional in appearance and manner and punctual
  • Must have own transport, full UK driving licence and ability to travel to work

KPIs:

  • Allocation of daily plan for all drivers
  • Ensure all planned loads are updated in the systems with all relevant driver and vehicle details including all backhaul loads

HGV Class 1 Driver - £37,000 to £42,000 per annum

4 on 4 off
Days
Nights
Tramping
Weekends
March, Cambridgeshire
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Responsible for delivering and collecting customers’ products, meeting both the company and customers’ Service Level Agreements. Ensuring all work undertaken is done so in line with current driver’s hours, Tachograph and Working Time Directive legislation. Requirements: Read More >

HGV Class 1 Driver - £37,000 to £42,000 per annum

4 on 4 off
Days
Nights
Tramping
Weekends

March, Cambridgeshire
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

HGV Class 1 – £37,000 to £42,000 per annum (Hourly equivalent: £13-15)

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working within a Transport environment
  • Comfortable with being based on the road
  • Required to regularly work to tight deadlines that may require additional hours of work at times of pressure
  • Flexibility is required during peak periods e.g. Christmas, Easter, etc. and to work additional shifts to cover holiday and sickness
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines in a time critical environment
  • Professional and courteous when communicating with colleagues or customers
  • C or C+E UK Licence
  • Up to date CPC Training
  • Ability to multi‐task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with Customers and Co‐Workers
  • Professional in appearance
  • Must have own transport and full UK driving licence and own transportation to work

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing high standard of customer service and relations to customers and suppliers, ensuring compliance with their site rules and regulations at all times
  • Liaising with the Transport desk to make them aware of any potential difficulties or any variations from original brief
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is driven at all times with the utmost concern for other road users, pedestrians and the local environments through which you travel
  • To accurately complete all documentation required by the Company and the customer
  • Ensuring that all Company rules and regulations and compliance with legislation is achieved at all times
  • Ensuring that paperwork is checked against consignment, reporting any issues or differences
  • To strive to ensure the punctual collection and delivery of all loads
  • Ensuring the safety of the vehicle and its load at all times whilst on duty and reporting any defects to the Traffic office/Workshop as soon as identified
  • Assisting with the loading and unloading of the vehicle, using lifting equipment where authorised and trained to do so
  • To be flexible in terms of starting and finishing times of shifts
  • To maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle whilst on duty, leaving the vehicle as you would expect to find it and reporting of any defects immediately
  • To undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by Transport Operator
  • To maintain trailer hygiene to the standards set by our customer including sweeping out of the trailers as and when required or instructed.
  • This list is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the position as required.

Communication

  • Contact internal customers to resolve any queries or problem that may arise.
  • Responding to and dealing with both internal and external customer communication by email and telephone and in person

Teamwork

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns to the Transport Manager

Forklift Driver

4 on 4 off
Days
Nights
March, Cambridgeshire
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Warehouse Operatives that have the ability to function well as part of a team. You must have very effective organisational and communication skills and a flexible approach to work. Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working within a Warehouse environment. Fork Lift Truck Certificate, Counterbalance, Flexi/Bendi trucks is an advantage. Read More >

Forklift Driver

4 on 4 off
Days
Nights

March, Cambridgeshire
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Warehouse Operatives that have the ability to function well as part of a team. You must have very effective organisational and communication skills and a flexible approach to work. Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working within a Warehouse environment. Fork Lift Truck Certificate, Counterbalance, Flexi/Bendi trucks is an advantage. The ability to multi‐task and work in a fast paced environment. Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with Customers and Co‐Workers. Ensuring a high standard of hygiene at all times, clean as you go work ethic (damages, spillages and general hygiene are maintained at all times)

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working within a Warehouse environment
  • Fork Lift Truck Certificate, Counterbalance, Flexi/Bendi trucks – Desirable: (MEWP) Scissor Lift Certificate
  • Must be able to work as assigned in either office or warehouse environments
  • Professional in appearance
  • Diligent attention to detail and attention to safety of themselves and others around the workplace
  • Ability to multi‐task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with Customers and Co‐Workers
  • Highly organised, self-sufficient and able to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Flexible in approach to work and adaptable to fit into different teams and environments
  • Confident and approachable
  • Chemical and Manual Handling Trained Desirable but not essential as training will be given
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence and have own transportation to work

Accountable KPI’s:

  • Customer Service – Accuracy of stock levels when picking orders – 98%
  • Quality – Ensure product is loaded correctly and safely for transit – 99%
  • Cost – Ensure safe storage and loading to eradicate breakages – 1%

Key Accountabilities:

Customer Service

Ensure effective and efficient running of the warehouse function and customer satisfaction by: 

  • Taking delivery of goods and supplies
  • Storing of goods
  • Picking of goods
  • Preparation of stock
  • Loading of stock by hand, pump truck or forklift
  • Keep accurate records of stocks
  • Assisting with stock taking as and when required
  • Keeping Warehouse and work area clean and tidy through use of chemicals and non hazardous equipment
  • Use of the correct methods for manual handling
  • Use of automatic wrapper to correct procedure
  • Completion of relevant paperwork
  • Correct completion of the picking and unloading paperwork and IT based systems
  • Ensuring cleanliness of Stock and Warehouse (this includes cleaning spillages and damages as they happen or on discovery)

Communication

  • Contact internal customers to resolve any queries or problem that may arise with paperwork
  • Responding to and dealing with customer communication by email and telephone

Teamwork

  • Encouraging teamwork within the workplace by displaying the correct behaviours towards all members of the Knowles Transport Ltd teams
  • Maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemicals and food are stored safely and securely and reporting of any concerns or near misses to the Site Manager
 

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