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Supply Chain & Logistics Manager

Johnsons Nurseries
Kirk Hammerton, York
£34,250 - £38,000 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Specialist Area
Logistics, Supply chain
Job Level
Horticulture, Production & Operations, Retail, Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

📍Location: Kirk Hammerton, York

🕓Hours: 39 hours per week (08:00 – 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 – 15:30 on Fridays, but flexibility required)

💷 Salary: £34,250-£38,000 per annum

Want to join our team and help green the nation? Join a business that reduces the nation’s carbon footprint with every sale.

About us

Johnsons Nurseries is a three-generation family business located in North Yorkshire, equidistant between York and Harrogate, with 100 years’ experience in growing and supplying millions of trees, shrubs and plants to UK-wide planting schemes each year.

This is an exciting and varied role you will be managing and coordinating all our goods movements within our supply chain. You’ll be route planning our vehicles, managing the use of our transport resources and working with all our stakeholders to ensure our products are where they should be at the required time.

Your main responsibilities: 

  • Carry out cost-effective planning of loads and routes to meet delivery times and budgets.
  • Manage our drivers including ensuring they are meeting their legal obligations
  • Manage required transport resources including container centralen trolleys and plant-holding stillages, ensuring appropriate capacity is available.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders including liaising with drivers and subcontractors to ensure appropriate knowledge is captured and shared.

Please see the full job description at the bottom of the page.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone with a can-do attitude and the ability to positively influence the outcome of challenges in the job role.
  • Adaptability to react to the ever-changing demands of the supply chain logistics.
  • Experience in transport planning in a commercial environment and communicating directly with drivers.
  • Experience of European logistics.

Please see the full employee specification at the bottom of the page.

Why work for us?

We genuinely believe we have one of the best working environments with stunning views over the Vale of York. We currently employ a workforce of 120, rising to 150 seasonally across our three sectors: Commercial, Retail, and our onsite Trade Cash and Carry. We are proud of our low employee turnover and ability to identify, recruit and develop employees who go on to give 20, 30 or even more than 40 years’ service.

Benefits to working at Johnsons:

☀️Generous holiday entitlement

🕓Early finish on a Friday

🍕Food days

💷Annual attendance bonus

🅿️Onsite parking

👫Employee referral scheme

🍧Ice lollies during the summer

💷Profit share bonus

🧓Pension fund

🚑Health Shield health cash plan

🍻Staff events

💳Trade Cash and Carry discount

💷Extra mile bonus

How to apply

If you like the sound of this opportunity and are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your CV and a covering letter, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements of our job role, to by Monday 17 June 2024.

The full list of attributes for this job role can be found in our employee specification, where we have also identified how each one will be assessed: therefore, please check this carefully to ensure that your CV and covering letter address all of the relevant attributes we have set out.

Please note: if you do not provide a covering letter to support your application, we will be unable to take your application further.

At the moment, we do not wish to receive CVs from Agencies.


Johnsons Nurseries is a three-generation family business located in North Yorkshire, equidistant between York and Harrogate, with over 100 years experience in growing and supplying trees, shrubs and plants to UK-wide planting schemes.

Spread across five production sites covering 200 acres across North Yorkshire, we are one of the longest-established and largest commercial nursery businesses in the UK, growing and supplying millions of plants, shrubs and trees to the UK trade for over 100 years.

We supply in excess of five-six million plants and trees annually, which enables us to operate across three channels to market. The business operates from our headquarters in Whixley, where all operational, administration and management functions converge.

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