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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   28 November 2018
  • Salary:   £28000 - £32000/annum
  • Location:   Skelmersdale
  • County:   Lancashire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209090672
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport Manager

£28,000 - £32,000


Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 17:30

Key Responsibilities:-

* To ensure optimal routing and execution within the transport department.
* Ensuring company compliance of all transport policies and legislation.
* Review and recommend any course of action required as a result of any changes in legislation.
* Organising driver vehicle checks.
* Management of costs related to transport operations.
* You will need to be a strong people manager who can ensure effective teamwork within the transport department. It is also important that you have a customer centric approach with the ability to balance service vs. cost.
* To ensure supervision, development and training of all staff within the department utilising a formalised regular review process.
* Develop collaborative relationships with colleagues in other areas of the business.
* To build upon relationships with customers.
* Problem resolution.
* In addition to the day to day management of the transport department, you will proactively support senior Directors with future strategy and development opportunities.

Required Skills:-

* CPC holder (desirable)
* Previous experience within a management position within a fast paced transport operation
* General Haulage & pallet network experience (desirable)
* Able to operate effectively in a high volume service driven transport operation.
* Possessing a good understanding of all relevant legal compliance and fleet controls.
* Experience of Planning and Routing systems.
* Ability to analyse data.
* Good communication and analytical skills.
* Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications ( word,excel,PowerPoint)
* Decision making and problem solving abilities.
* Some previous experience in dealing with a vehicle maintenance unit in achieving high standards of service levels.
* Previous experience of dealing with customer requirements.
* Project involvement and introducing change.
* Shift working experience.
* Good understanding of stock receiving/control in general haulage.
* Knowledge of quality improvement process.
* Time management abilities (both self and others)
* Experience of close liaison with a VMU to ensure high standards of service.
* Management of third party freight providers.
* Experience in staff training/development.

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