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Area Transport Manager - Midlands

  • Job added:   25 June 2020
  • Salary:   £40000 - £44000/annum Salary up to £44,000 & Benefits
  • Location:   East Midlands
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212146353
  • Company:   CV-Library
As a business, Hermes is shaped by our four values of Do the right thing, Dare to be different, Strive for more and Be customer obsessed. We run our business by these values and they are reflected in all of our positions, especially for newly created roles like our Area Transport Manager position.

The area that you will be responsible for, is our Central Region, where you will ensure the transport compliance for our Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham and Wolverhampton Depots. You will work with and support your areas Depot General Managers (DGM’s) ensuring the safe, compliant and efficient delivery of the transport side of Depot operations.  Ideally you will be based in the Midlands and live within a reasonable commuting distance of a Depot. There will also be frequent and regular travel to the other Depots in the central region. 

We have a range of vehicles across our Depots that may include Cat C+E, Cat C, 3.5 tonne, potentially electric vehicles and a combination of our own employed Drivers, Agency Drivers and self-employed Drivers for you to work with and motivate.

The Area Transport Manager will work closely with Central Planning and the Operation to drive our efficiencies and cost savings by effective route planning and rostering as well improving driver standards.

You will analyse and evaluate Management and Business Information to properly resource our Peak period whilst reducing empty runs and unused Driver hours. You will be an advocate for improved and efficient ways of working to maximise the value of our fleet in your area.

Our Area Transport Manager will report in to our Area Manager and work closely with our Area Compliance Manager and DGM’s, where you will improve driver standards, values and behaviours through engagement with your drivers. This position is ideal for someone who wants to make a difference and be responsible for positive change. Improved and more efficient ways of working are encouraged.

Our Area Transport Manager job is for someone who understands how to motivate staff and is able to efficiently prioritise pressing needs, where there isn’t an obvious solution. Experience within Operational Logistics and knowledge of Transport Governance-(O Licence desirable) is critical. You must be able to work collaboratively and take the lead on projects amongst your peers.

To be eligble for this role you WILL hold a National CPC holder, ideally be a International CPC holder.

We understand that our Area Transport Manager position is not an easy job, it’s a lot of responsibility but should you believe you have the experience and desire to implement change, we want to hear from you. We can offer you a Salary that’s hard to beat, Bonus, Company Car, 26 Days annual leave plus bank holidays.

We will contribute 3% into your pension, give you peace of mind through life assurance and also provide income protection cover. On top of this, we offer a great range of flexible benefits that aim to provide something for everyone, so whether you want a discount with a retailer, insurance for your new gadget, or a cash back health care scheme that can include an online GP service, we’re sure we’ve got something for you

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