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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   27 November 2018
  • Salary:   £29000 - £32000/annum
  • Location:   RG2, Shinfield, Wokingham
  • County:   Berkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209087416
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport/ Fleet Manager

£30,000

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The Company

Our client is a leading Hire company in the construction and tools sector. Transportation of these items in an efficient manner is essential to the success of the business and a Transport Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the fleet of delivery vehicles.

This is a fast paced and exciting role for the right individual with a proven background of Transport Management. Ex forces candidates are very welcome to apply!

Job Purpose:

* As a Transport Manager you will provide and manage a safe, efficient, reliable and cost effective delivery and collection service for the Company and our Customers. You will manage a team of Drivers and Transport Coordinators to ensure a high standard of customer satisfaction at all times.

Job Responsibilities:

* Lead, coach and motivate a team of Drivers and Transport Coordinators to ensure the best level of internal and external customer service is provided.

* Review and manage performance and development needs of Drivers and Transport Coordinators on a regular basis

* Promote teamwork between colleagues across all company locations, to ensure the delivery of an effective transport service

* Plan, organise and manage the routing of deliveries and collections to meet the requirements of the business and our customers

* Be pro-active in developing operational improvements, focusing on cost reductions and customer satisfaction, and embrace any changes that are implemented with a positive attitude

* Promote and ensure compliance with transport policies, procedures and legislation (e.g. Tachograph, Towing, ADR regulations)

* Ensure that Transport/O licence audit processes and procedures are completed in line with legislation

* Ensure the vehicle fleet is effectively utilised by managing Jobs per Vehicle, PDA usage and gate times to exceed company transport performance targets

* Ensure the vehicle fleet is well maintained along with holding accurate documentation and records

* Manage costs efficiently ensuring they stay in line with budgets

* Ensure compliance with all systems, procedures and processes

* Represent the company and values of the business and portray a professional and business-like image to all customers, potential customers and other people you meet in the course of your work.

* Be a key driver in serious about safety by leading from the front

* Ensure all locations and company vehicles are maintained

* Carry out other tasks and duties as required

Experience/Knowledge/Skills Required:

* Transport/Logistics experience in a fast paced environment

* Experience leading a team

* Strong communication skills

* Driving licence essential (HGV/ CPC etc a great advantage)

* Excellent organisational skills

* Previous experience of managing budgets or cost control

* Up to date knowledge of health and safety regulations within a transport environment

* Knowledge of the tool and plant industry a great advantage

45 hours per week, Monday- Friday daytimes and every other Saturday (half day)

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