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Assistant Transport Manager

  • Job added:   13 October 2021
  • Salary:   £33000 - £37000/annum Multiple benefits on offer
  • Location:   Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • County:   East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   214885544
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Description

To assist the Transport Manager to recruit, train and develop the Transport team both for new positions and succession planning in a positive, customer focussed and professional manner.

Reporting into the Transport Manager, the Assistant Transport Manager is responsible for the 24/7 Transport operations, managing the Transport Team and supporting the Transport Manager in ensuring that costs are controlled and legal responsibility’s discharged

Shifts: Monday to Friday & to be on telephone call 1 week in 5

* Manage the Depot Transport staff to execute Traffic plans to the firms customers (internally & externally)

* Reduce non-contract maintenance and damage spends

* Ensure that all available fleet is on the road and declared to enable the Depot Routing Team are able to plan the resource

* Motivate and develop the team through engagement, training and personal development plans

* Ensure all staff are fully trained and have the correct equipment

* Ensure that the Transport team comply with all relevant statutes and regulations

* Communicate with 3rd Party maintenance providers in regard to control of all reported defects

* Check and approve maintenance cost reports and related invoices

* Ensure annual MOTs and service intervals on all fleet equipment are carried out on time

* Monitor, Audit and Control suppliers

* Attend Monthly Customer review meetings in the absence of the Transport Manager

* Supports communication throughout department including team briefings and publication of KPIs

* Support implementation of service improvements in conjunction with customers and other areas of the business

* Generate and implement ideas with regards to staff and operational changes, which will help drive continuous improvement

* Ensure a secure and safe environment for staff, both in your department and across the wider business

* Be responsible for the maintenance and fuel aspect of Transport Budget, to include various KPI’s and costs

* Ability to deputise for the Transport Manager

Qualifications & Skills

* Customer Service Focus, Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building and stakeholder management skills.

* An action oriented individual, who is solutions focussed, can manage multiple priorities and deliver results on time.

* A good team player, with attention to detail and good problem-solving skills that follows processes in place and participates in sharing ideas for improvements.

* Experience working as a Transport Supervisor or Manager,

* Strong IT, planning and organising skills with a high level of numeracy

* Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence and steer

* Leadership and motivational qualities and proven experience of building a team

* An effective communicator at all levels, good verbal and written skills

* Able to work under pressure,

* National CPC qualification – essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a personable and growing business with plenty of opportunities and a great team.

Please apply to Liz at RSW for a confidential discussion

Salary – Circa £35k

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