Interaction Recruitment are seeking an Experienced Transport Manager for our client based in Bolton. This is a permanent role and my client are looking to fill this position with urgency.
Ideal candidates will have four years experience in this role, compliance, people management and planning are desired requirements to this role.
You will be reporting to the Regional Transport Manager, the Transport Manager will provide a high quality, cost effective transportation service inline with both their colleagues in operations and sales departments alike. This role will ensure that vehicles and staff all conform with every aspect of legal legislation and company policy and will be totally compliant with all necessities of the companies Operators licence, at the same time ensuring that all depot requirements are taken into consideration to provide a balanced service which will delivers within company SLAs on a daily basis.
Main Responsibilities: · To ensure all deliveries and collections are made on time and in compliance with current procedures. · Daily resource to be planned for all trunking of mail across the network in line with volume and IMC/trunk forecasts. · Able to work with an individual P & L account for their respective depot and to prepare all weekly cost reports in line with this. · To recruit drivers and office staff within the agreed establishment levels and effectively managing staff holidays and sickness. · To ensure all transport staff comply with the Mail integrity requirements and any relevant checks are regularly updated. · To ensure that all vehicles are maintained in line with current O licence and company requirements, be it through company workshop or remotely. · Monitor and carry out performance reviews with sub contractors, introducing a better service or more cost effective supplier where appropriate. · To encourage and assist in the development of each member of staff using the relevant training processes available. · To ensure all staff comply with company Health and Safety policy. · Compliance of all administration aspects within the transport department in the depot are adhered to. · To ensure all driving staff comply with all regulations in line with driving hours/WTD and road legalities. · Reporting and investigating of all accidents and carry out all follow up action where appropriate. Carry out disciplinary hearings when necessary in relation to all transport staff and with the assistance of HR. · To development the transport department in conjunction with the Regional Transport Manager. · Manage agency including all mail integrity training and accredited checks whilst controlling costs within workload dictation · To assist in controlling the van fleet within the depot in conjunction with the centralised planning department.
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Supervisory / Management Responsibilities · Management of all staff with in the depot transport organisation · Management of all day to day working within the depot transport · Manage the correct use of Health and Safety with in the depot transport staff · Liaise with Client Services and operations to promote excellent quality of service through cost effectiveness · Effective management of resource in line with budget · Legal compliance of depots operating licence.
Key skills (Interpersonal):Essential: Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Team player Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines Able to influence and sell in ideas at all levels Able to interact with colleagues to achieve workable solutions Innovative enough to establish new processes to improve Tight control on spend throughout the department Desirable: Good negotiation skills
Key skills (Technical):
Experience (type and level ):· 3 Years experience of working in a busy traffic office environment. · Working knowledge of vehicle and drivers hours regulation. · Working knowledge of Excel And Word · Experience in managing individual P & L account.
Qualifications (General qualifications & Professional ): Essential: CPC National Desirable: CPC International
Miscellaneous (e.g. shift work, requirement to drive, travel etc): Essential: Full clean driving licence Desirable: C, C+E driving Licence
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