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Live Haul Transport Manager

  • Job added:   20 March 2020
  • Location:   Bungay, Suffolk
  • County:   Suffolk
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211924917
  • Company:   CV-Library
Live Haul Transport Manager

Key Role Objective

To manage an efficient, legally compliant and cost effective Live Haul Operation including catching, both internally staffed and externally contracted

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities

· Liaise effectively with Live Bird Planning Gunness / Factory Planning / Senior Management / Accounts as required

· Regularly communicate with, provide support and advice to both their Transport Planner and Transport Supervisor to ensure Schedule compliance and effective execution of the daily optimised plan

· Review and challenge catching and transport schedules and KPI's to drive and improve operational efficiency

· Challenge current / common practice with a view to improving efficiency, bird welfare prior to slaughter and cost reduction

· Manage 3rd party C&C agreements

· Continuously review operations to improve procedures and best practice and to deliver cost reduction

· Closely monitor all areas of Fleet and Driver compliance and ensure all procedures and undertakings are being strictly adhered to and are legal compliant

· Ensure all EU and UK legislation, ACP Regulations and Customer Codes of Practice requirements are met at all times

· Inspect and discuss levels of trailer, module and basket hygiene with Transport Supervisors and factory management. Ensure an effective QC system is in place

· Work closely with finance to budget and ensure full cost control in all aspects of the Live Haul operation

· Liaise with HR regarding staff issues and training requirements

· Regularly hold drivers (and catchers where necessary) briefings and provide relevant updates

· Manage all staff and address any staff issues, grievances and disciplinary issues

· Monitor all changes in legislation relating to animal welfare, haulage, driver's working hours and implement after discussion with Senior Management

· Undertake audits of internal and external catching and collection operations and address shortcomings

· Review Tachograph analysis on a weekly basis and address issues immediately with the necessary personnel

· Ensure stock levels of consumables and fuel are correctly managed. Challenge usage rates and unit costs

· Ensure Live Haul vehicles, fuel storage and dispensing facilities, the weighbridge, chemical storage, cab washing area, designated module and crate storage area, and other areas / buildings under H2S responsibility on site are appropriately managed, ensuring Customer, H&S, Environmental and other Legal compliance is adhered to at all times

· Ensure timely delivery of all project and trial work.

· Observe and maintain all site security and visitor procedures.

· Ensure all staff cooperate with any Regulatory investigations

· Other duties as and when required as instructed by Line Manager

· Attend training courses which are determined as appropriate by the Company

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· Strong effective communication both written and verbal.

· An ability to work under pressure.

· Excellent administrative and IT skills.

· An eye for detail and a high standard of performance.

· Good numerical, analytical and logical thinker.

· Able to motivate and lead a team.

· Clearly demonstrate a "can do attitude" with a high awareness of costs.

· Posses a high degree of self-discipline.

· Knowledge of transport legislation and the WTD.

· Good geographical knowledge of the Region.

· The ability to maintain focus whilst working in a challenging environment.

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