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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   7 April 2021
  • Salary:   £35000 - £40000/annum
  • Location:   Maidstone, Kent
  • County:   Kent
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213497222
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport Manager


Mid Kent

A rare and exclusive opportunity has arisen for a Transport Manager to join an independently owned business in Mid Kent.

This role required solid Export Fright experience, ideally including dealing with the USA.

This area of the business is growing rapidly, so requires someone who is able to manage existing demands whilst having he foresight to support this growth.

Duties are varied, but include:

Overseeing daily delivery, despatch, customer service and export - 3 direct reports including a transport planner as well as a 4 further indirect (drivers)
Acting as main point of contact for all export freight including negotiation of prices and optimising lead times
Co-ordinating daily movement of materials from UK to suppliers
Ensuring the best customer service across all areas of responsibility
Managing transport related data using the MRP software
Supporting process improvement regarding operational proceduresTo be successful you will have/be:

Solid Export Freight experience - including USA
Experience managing a delivery/despatch team
Proven negotiation skills
A genuinely customer-centric approach
Experience within manufacturing
Strong MRP/ERP experience
Strong management skills with a proven track recordThis is a really unusual opportunity for an ambitious and hardworking Transport Manager to join a really forward-thinking business with an exciting international growth plan.

This role is being handled by Emily, Head of Business Support for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment

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