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Transport Manager - 40 - 45k

  • Job added:   20 June 2018
  • Salary :   £40000 - £45000/annum
  • Location :   WN8, Skelmersdale, Lancashire
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   208063704
  • Company :   CV-Library
Transport Manager Job Specification

A energetic, innovative and dynamic transport manager is required who has a proven track record in managing a highly commercial operation in a fast-paced environment. Experience of effectively running a successful transport function in a high pressure environment. Responsible for the transport and distribution operations and also for providing excellent standards of service, efficiency and performance through outstanding people management skills. Currently looking for a suitable transport manager with an opportunity to join a successful and growing business and to be part of their ongoing and continued success.


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Leading and motivating the entire transport team and responsible for looking after 70+ vehicles which run on a 24 hour basis. On call out of hours and at weekends to deal with any urgent matters.

" Responsible for getting the right products in the right quantities, to the right locations all at the right time.
" In charge of the day to day operations of the transport department.
" Efficiently managing a team of drivers and vehicles.
" Responsible for all of the dispatching, routing, and tracking of delivery vehicles.
" Dispatching goods to national destinations
" Ensuring company compliance of all transport policies, legislation and procedures to do with tachograph etc.
" Managing, monitoring and developing a team of drivers and line managers.
" Involved in strategic development and strategy making.
" Being the first point of contact for all drivers.
" Making sure that all transport fleet vehicles are properly maintained and serviced.
" Arranging for the induction and training off all new staff.
" Regularly liaising with the delivery manager to ensure a smooth running of both departments.
" Developing and nurturing customer relationships.
" Maintaining accurate administrative records.
" Giving drivers a full debrief, including tacho analysis.
" Organising vehicle checks.
" Identifying operational issues, potential problems and opportunities.
" Resolving and managing queries and complaints courteously and efficiently.
" Appraising staff performance and also taking disciplinary measures when required.
" Ensuring all site and customer objectives are achieved.
" Responsible for all H&S investigations.

" 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 Budgets and Financial controls.
" Knowledgeable in all process compliance areas including; Legislative, Productivity, Quality and Service.
" Comprehensive understanding all of areas of the supply chain.
" Full understanding of transport operational systems.
" FMCG background and hold a National CPC.
" Able to multiple relationships at different levels .
" Strong communication and analytical skills.
" Problem solving and prioritising skills.
" Man management skills.

Transport operations
Staff appraisals
Detail conscious
Safety compliance
Strategy and planning
Vehicle maintenance
Route planning
People management

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