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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   8 February 2019
  • Salary:   £38000 - £40000/annum pension
  • Location:   Northamptonshire
  • County:   Northamptonshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209474900
  • Company:   CV-Library
On a permanent Monday to Friday day time contract based in a busy transport office, you will be responsible for ensuring that the transport operation is compliant and efficient. In return you’ll receive a salary of between £38,000 - £40,000, competitive pension scheme and fantastic chances for development. Our client is a multinatinal 3PL with a stable E-commerce contract. Working for a leading player in E-commerce, you’ll be encouraged to take P&L and operational ownership and drive forward improvements, offering savings to the customer.

Who is our client? They have a fast paced, busy transport operation with a large team of drivers, shift managers, planners and administrators. This contract is predominantly E-commerce.

What are they looking for? An experienced, proactive Transport Operations Manager, Senior Transport Shift Manager or current Transport Manager. You must have experience dealing with large transport operations, ideally in a FMCG 3PL environment.

Your duties will include:

* Delivering the daily operating plan according to target cost and SLAs, to a network of stores and RDCs

* Constantly monitoring the transport budget and taking responsibility for budget

* Demonstrating strong commerciality and improving targets to deliver better value for the customer

* Financial planning for peak periods and resource planning

* Challenging current site culture and encouraging others to take ownership of continuous improvement

* Adeptly use TMS, fleet management systems and Excel to analyse driver performance

* Leading by example and coach team members with PDPs, succession plans and regular feedback

* Involving yourself in HR processes such as disciplinaries and grievances

* Performance managing your Shift Managers, Transport Supervisors and Transport Planners through PDPs, upskilling and 1-2-1s

* Challenging current processes on site and new initiatives to deliver significant cost savings

* Willingness to be flexible according to business needs

Requirements for the Transport Manager role:

* CPC national is required

* Previous experience of managing large operations (large team of drivers and over 20 office staff, including managers)

* Proven ability to develop others and drive CI

* Fantastic transport compliance knowledge

* FMCG Transport network experience, ideally with exposure to retail delivery

* Experience working in a 3PL

Benefits for the Transport Manager:

* Salary between £38,000 - £40,000

* Competitive pension scheme

* The chance to benefit from fast progression in a 3PL

* Access to a whole network of sites for different internal job postings

* Opportunities to work in a stable contract

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