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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   28 April 2022
  • Location:   Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • County:   Oxfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   216383312
  • Company:   CV-Library
The Role

Transport Manager


You'll be working for Jewson in Oxford. Jewson is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to understand our Customers needs in order to deliver solutions to save them time, money and hassle. Our Colleagues are critical to our Customers' success and you will be working with a team that proactively supports them in every way possible. If you love working with people, you're a good listener and you think you could help our customers feel welcome, then this could be a great opportunity for you to join our team.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you've never worked in this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you're just as likely to be a great fit! A great Transport Manager at Jewson is organised in their approach, showing good attention to detail so their work is accurate and reliable. As a methodical and approachable person, you will be able to work well on your own and take full ownership and responsibility for the work you do.

What will I be doing in the role?

Our Transport Manager is one of the most important roles in the business. A great Transport Manager will help keep our business running smoothly, constantly adapting their selves to the dynamic and ever-changing environment where no two days are the same. To support the business you will;

Manage all commercial vehicle movements to meet the Jewson customer value proposition
Manage a team of 3 yard staff and 5 drivers.
Planning local branch deliveries, allocating deliveries and transport movements to meet customer requirements
Manage driver resource across Business Unit to fulfill Jewson customer value proposition:
Management of driver holidays.
Support Business with regard to commercial vehicle driver recruitment.
Responsible for adherence to transport legal compliance and related EHS
Management of servicing schedule and any additional resource requirements.
Responsibility to support and resolve all transport related issues across the Business Unit, with escalation to Regional Transport Managers where requiredAdditional Requirements

There is some specific knowledge and experience we are looking for from suitable candidates;

Class 3 Driving Licence
Relevant market and product knowledge
Relevance experience within the building industry and/or logistics background
Minimum of 1 year experience in an administrative environment with a high throughput
Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Strong regional geographic knowledge
Proactive, flexible and enthusiastic attitude
IT literate
Able to create and maintain successful relationships
Able to handle difficult situations and diffuse conflict
Resource (specifically driver) management
Knowledge of the local area
Management of EHS standards
Transport legislation
Literate and numerate
Data management
Problem solvingAbout Us

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a 'Top Employer' for 5 consecutive years. If you're passionate about working with people, you're able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it's like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Transport Manager.

Are Jewson and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen

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