Depot Manager- Kilkenny


Pallas Foods is a leading supplier to the foodservice market and we are currently recruiting a Depot Manager to join our existing dynamic and successful team in Kilkenny

Key Accountabilities

  • Co-ordination of all depot activities ensuring the smooth running of depot
  • Ensures efficient dispatch of all routes and products to customers on a daily basis
  • Coaching and motivating members of the delivery team
  • Analysing the performance of drivers by accompanying them on their routes
  • Ensuring delivery procedures and policies are adhered to at all times
  • Effectively liaising with sales, transport, and operation departments to resolve all issues in a timely manner
  • Ensuring equipment breakdown and repairs are minimised and reported
  • Ensuring that company vehicles are properly maintained, cleaned and safely operated to reduce accidents and enhance the company brand
  • Manage incoming and outgoing goods on a daily basis
  • Manage Backhaul collections and ensure they are adhered to on a daily basis.
  • Relief driving as necessary
  • Identifies, coordinates and delivers training as appropriate to meet driver needs
  • Ensuring the premises are maintained to the highest standards
  • Ensuring Security and Health & Safety Procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Leading by example and applying company policy and procedures in a fair, consistent and unbiased manner



  • 3+ year’s experience in a relevant management / supervisory role in a high volume, technology driven, time sensitive distribution operation
  • Experience within the Food distribution industry is advantageous
  • Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Strong knowledge of the Department of Transport regulations (Tachograph legislation, Work Time Directive etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage a team to deliver the highest standards of service
  • Proven ability to be an effective decision maker with a hands-on approach to the business
  • Ability to plan and organise your own and your teams work activities in a safe, efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and explain and present relevant business data
  • Fluent English – reading and writing
  • High level of flexibility and problem solving
  • Must possess a full clean Category C Drivers Licence
  • Must possess a valid Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Card
  • Must have a digital tachograph card
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of the surrounding geographical area


Please apply with a CV and cover letter referencing the job title by e-mail to

Closing date for application is 22nd February 2019.