960 - 1 375 EUR

Team Lead Transport


Place of work
Ivanka Airport (BTS), Ivanská cesta, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
Total wage (gross)
960 - 1 375 EUR

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Today, Action operates around 400 stores in Germany and Poland, serviced mainly from our existing DC’s in Biblis (Mannheim area), and Peine (Hannover area). Shortly, our new DC in Bratislava will be opened to further support our growth as it enables Action to increase the number of stores to shorten lead-times to stores and to reduce distribution costs.

In order to optimize outbound transport to our stores, we will have a local transport team in place headed up by a Team Lead Transport. he Team Lead (TL) Transport is located in our new DC in Bratislava, that is expected to open Q3 2019. The Team Lead reports directly to the Country Transport Manager DE/PL . The team lead has a dotted line to Logistics Service Manager (LSM) of Bratislava. The LSM is responsible for the overall service to the Action stores out of the Bratislava DC.


The main focus of the role is to organize the daily transport for delivering the stores out of the Bratislava DC in the most efficient way, while keeping the agreed service level with the stores. The Team Lead heads up a small team of Dispatchers and Customer Service / Admin employees and work closely together with the TSP’s (2 – 3).


1. Process management
• Leading the local transport team and the standard way of working: the processes that apply for transport execution and administration
• Identify bottle necks in the transport operation.
• Solve daily escalations, escalate if needed and initiate improvements for structural mitigation.
• Monitor available capacity of employees and transport partners

2. Execution
• Participate in transport capacity planning process, together with Central Transport Planning and Transport partners (TSP’s).
• Participate and monitor the daily dispatch operation, where transport routes are dispatched to the different transport partners
• Monitor timely departure and delivery and take corrective actions in case of process disturbances (e.g. warehouse delay, or late truck arrival)
• Give support and monitor the administrative tasks in the team: way bill administration, hourly states of drivers, admin of performance and operational data required for self-billing of transport partners and/or performance reporting
• Monitor that transport partners comply with maintenance procedures for the use of Action assets: mainly Trailers.
• Manage the team, by providing the right instructions, support training of new employees
• Participate in several periodic meetings, a.o. weekly DC-meeting, weekly capacity meeting with Central Planning
• Leading the weekly ops meeting with each transport partner.

3. Leading the team
• Lead the team by giving clear directions, taking ownership and responsibility for people, costs and service.
• Actively involve in developing the team and skills of the individual team members by giving constructive feedback, clear instructions, explanations and coaching.
• Creates enthusiastic colleagues by giving clear and realistic goals. Explanation of the impact of behaviour. Creating a positive atmosphere and inspire the team to go for the best performance.


• The candidate should have a solid background in retail distribution in the Polish market;
• Strong knowledge of the local transport market;
• Knowledge of warehouse operations;
• At least 5 years of experience in working with transport partners;
• Bachelor level in combination with at least 5 years of relevant work experience (preferably in a similar role) or Senior vocational level in combination with 10 years of relevant work experience (preferably in a similar role).
• Candidates should preferably be Slovak/ Czech native speaking and fluent in English
• Incorporates a pragmatic and cost consciousness approach in the day to day responsibilities.
• Has the ability to prioritize and solve problems in real-time.
• Is analytical and able to present data.
• Has strong communication influencing skills.
• Is pro-active and eager on opportunities to improve the process.
• Works accurately

Please provide your CV in English

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education

Language skills

Slovak - Advanced (C1) and English - Intermediate (B1)


Brief description of the company

Action is Europe’s big retail hit. In almost 25 years we’ve grown from a small group of shops in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland, to the best and fastest-expanding retail chain in Europe. From a handful of stores to over 1,400 stores in 7 countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Austria). And we’re adding more every day. We haven’t achieved this alone. Today, we have nearly 50,000 enthusiastic employees helping us build on our success. They expand their borders every day to ensure our clients are happy and satisfied.

Company address

Karadžičova 2
811 02 Bratislava


ID: 3783297   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.10.2019