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Regional Transport Manager

  • Job added:   12 November 2020
  • Salary:   £45000 - £55000/annum Car allowance, bonus
  • Location:   Hertfordshire
  • County:   Hertfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212742828
  • Company:   CV-Library
The Regional Transport manager will manage the transport operations within the company financial and operational objectives ensuring legal compliance

Client Details

A leading UK distributor supplying to both retail and wholesale customers. They have experienced increased volumes over the last 2 years and expectations are that growth will continue through 2021.


The Regional Transport manager - based in Hertfordshire will be responsible for...

The leadership of a large team of drivers, administrators and managers managing both a primary and secondary transport network.
Ensure that transport labour costs fall within budget and monitor through the implementation of robust control mechanisms.
Monitor vehicle running costs and investigate when costs are above expected threshold.
Ensure robust mechanisms are in place for effective management of driver payments.
The making of arrangements to ensure that drivers comply with hours and tachograph rules and with speed limits.
The maintenance of the vehicles, including the inspection of vehicles at the appropriate time and the action taken to remedy defects found.
To ensure a system is in place for the reporting and recording of vehicle defects by drivers and thereafter the timely rectification of defects reported.
To ensure compilation and the accuracy of all service and maintenance records
To ensure that vehicle/s are not overloaded. To show due diligence regular weighing of vehicles/trailers
To carry out monthly checks of vehicles/trailers.
Ensure all customer deliveries are made in the prescribed manner.
Prepare and manage driver rotas to ensure trained cover for absence and appropriate vehicles are available.
Ensure all documentation is filled in line with statutory requirements.
Management of fuel spend.
Monitor and develop Fleet performance, maintenance plans.
Facilitate the completion of quarterly fleet audits and ensure issues are addressed through the execution of an action plan.
Investigate customer services issues, provide prompt feedback and implement remedial actions to prevent similar issues.
Ensure the department meets all H&S requirements and team members are aware of their responsibilities.
Take appropriate steps to maintain IIP accreditation, agreeing clear objectives for direct reports and monitoring performance through annual appraisal process as per company guidelines.
Take responsibility for all areas of people management for direct reports including coaching and nurturing talent and motivating the team through effective leadership.
Provide coaching and guidance to colleagues in areas of responsibility.
Work closely with management colleagues to drive efficiency's across the operation promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
On occasion assume responsibility for full operation in the General Managers absence.Profile

The Regional Transport manager will have...

CPC holder essential.
Experience of managing large teams including at various locations.
Experience of managing managers as direct reports.
Previous experience of managing a team in achievement of business goals
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office with the confidence to learn other systems
Suits an individual who is organised, analytical, structural, independent, tenacious and comfortable in communicating with others
Intermediate Numeracy and Literacy
Ability to use initiative
Cultural change and development experience is beneficialJob Offer

The successful Regional Transport manager will receive...

A salary of £50,000-£55,000 depending on experience
Bonus Scheme
Company Car/ allowance
Pension Scheme
25+8 Days Holiday

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