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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   6 September 2018
  • Salary:   £45000 - £50000/annum
  • Location:   Kent
  • County:   Kent
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   208428666
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job Title: Transport Manager

Location: Kent

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits

The Company:

Tom Samuel are working on behalf of market leading third-party logistics business with an impressive portfolio of customers throughout the UK. They are currently recruiting for a Transport Manager to lead their operation, based in Kent.

The Role:

As the Transport Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Transport team ensuring a ‘Best in Class’ service is provided, whilst being the main customer liaison. You will be required to manage a large team of drivers working across a number of locations, whilst engaging the customer in all aspects of operational performance. The role will require a ‘hands on’ candidate, with the ability to think strategically and work cross functionally. Additional responsibilities of the Transport Manager include;

* Successfully execute the transport plan, ensuring OTIF deliveries.
* Manage all aspects of fleet compliance, in-line with O’licence requirements.
* Ensure HSE standards are adhered to at all times.
* Provide MI reports on operational and financial performance to Internal & External stakeholders.
* Support the business with all CI initiatives and change management projects.

The Candidate:

To be considered for this role you must hold an International CPC qualification as you will be required to be the named O’Licence holder for this contract. You will need to have experience in working with a variety of internal departments to ensure a successful operation and be comfortable working both strategically and in a ‘hands on’ manor, at Transport Manager level. A key factor for this role is an individual that challenges process in the right way, suggesting well thought out improvement processes, driving a culture of engagement and continuous improvement. Multi-site and/or regional management experience is highly desirable, as is experience of working in 3PL transport operations.

Tom Samuel Recruitment Ltd.

Tom Samuel Recruitment Ltd is a specialist supply chain recruitment consultancy. This role is being managed by Gareth Steggles. Gareth has worked in Logistics & Supply Chain recruitment since 2008. Prior to this, he worked as a Stock & Inventory Manager for a large UK Retail Plc. business. For further information, please call Gareth directly on (Apply online only), or via email

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