Next is one of the UK’s best known retailers on the high-street and most established online. Behind the scenes we are at the cutting edge of Warehousing and Logistics, employing more than 7000 people across our distribution network.
Our success is dependent on the expertise and passion of our teams across the UK. Life as a Transport Manager at Next is full of challenges, it’s fast paced and just like fashion trends, the job is constantly evolving. We look after over 2 million customers; it takes a large, talented and efficient distribution operation to make that happen. As our online success continues to grow more than 15% year on year, a multi-million pound investment plan is in place and our Regional Service Centres play a pivotal role in ensuring that our service level meets the high standards our customers have come to expect from the Next brand over the years.
Position: Transport Manager
Location: Bristol, BS35
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week Sunday - Thursday, 08:00-16:30
Salary:£32,473 - £39,363 dependent on experience plus applicable Sunday shift premium and comprehensive benefits
Benefits: Uniform clothing allowance of £300 per season, Contributory pension scheme, 25% discount on Next merchandise, Up to 70% discount at our staff shops, Eligibility to join our Sharesave Scheme, Subsidised canteen, Free Parking, Free Christmas Party.
About the role:
Working in our rapidly growing Regional Service Centre, managing a significant transport operation, we require a people-focussed Transport Manager to lead the transport team.
The overall aim of the Transport Manager is to ensure the traffic operation runs smoothly, accurately and cost effectively 24 hours, 7 days per week. Ensuring that all legal regulations are met so that the company’s ability to carry out it’s business is not affected, the Transport Manager will have a sound knowledge of Road Transport Regulations and manage all activities to ensure compliance.
You will seek cost savings against budget where appropriate and manage yard activities in order to achieve the required high standards in all areas.
The role requires an effective people manager to drive performance by monitoring KPI’s and leading by example. This includes the direct management of a number of Supervisors and Driver Coaches, who in turn manage large numbers of drivers. You will report directly into the Regional Service Centre Manager and deputise for them as site manager, when required and provide management support to the warehouse team. The Transport Manager will develop positive relationships with other members of the Management team, colleagues and wider business.
You will be an experienced Transport Manager or Site Manager within a distribution or logistics environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a large operation in a fast-paced environment. You will possess excellent people management skills, having proven ability to manage complex employment related issues and challenging situations, in addition to coaching and developing your team.
The successful candidate must possess a sound knowledge of Road Transport Regulations and be a national CPC licence holder, ensuring that ‘O’ Licence requirements are adhered to. You will have strong experience in managing teams of 15+ people and have worked in a similar position within a retail and / or distribution environment and possess a good standard of education (minimum GCSE’s in Maths and English).
You may have experience of the following: Transport Manager, Retail Manager, Distribution Manager, Traffic Operations, CPC, Supply Chain, Fleet Management, Transport Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Logistics etc.
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