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Assistant Transport Manager

  • Job added:   24 January 2019
  • Location:   Haverhill
  • County:   Suffolk
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209383257
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Title: Assistant Transport Manager

Location: Haverhill

Reporting to: Transport Manager

Shifts: Monday to Friday, due to the nature of the role some flexibility will be required.

Company Overview

Part of the Culina Group, Culina Logistics – market leader in UK chilled shared user logistics. This was and still is the foundation business within Culina Group - is market leader in UK chilled shared user logistics. It currently has a portfolio of around 120 food and drink clients many of which are household names.

Culina Group a well established leader in the logistics market is recruiting for a Assistant Transport Manager on a permanent basis at our Haverhill depot.


- Manage the Depot Transport staff to deliver efficient Traffic plans to enable delivery of products to customers within agreed service levels.

- Reduce non contract maintenance and damage spends through the use of vehicle passports, daily confirmation of spend, in conjunction with other Culina depots.

- Carry out frequent audits and manage the workload of staff.

- Motivate and develop the team through the use of 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 hauliers in regard to monitor and control of all reported defects.

- Check and approve maintenance related invoices.

- Ensure annual MOTs and weekly services 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.

- Accountable for all tasks that the Transport Manager delegates to the team

- Responsible for communication throughout department ensuring that team briefings include KPIs for staff accountability.

- Propose, agree and implement service improvements with customers in conjunction with 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 Transport Budget, to include various KPI’s and costs.

- Support the company in regard to reducing its carbon footprint, for example reducing road miles.

- Good commercial knowledge of transport operations including experience of operating in a closed book – shared user environment

- 24/7 operational accountability.

- Ability to deputise for the Transport Manager.

Competence Requirements:

- Planning and organising skills with a high level of numeracy.

- Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence and steer.

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

- Genuine team player, a firm and confident manager who is skilled at setting clear objectives and motivating their team.

- Highly tolerant of change – able to work within an evolving organisation.

- Able to thrive in a highly competitive and demanding environment.

- Commercially focused, consumer orientated and customer service driven.

- National and International CPC qualification – desirable.

What You Will Get In Return

In return you will receive a competitive salary and holiday entitlement, company pension scheme, life assurance and medical package, as well as access to Hapi benefits discounts.

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