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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   19 September 2018
  • Salary:   £30000 - £35000/annum Negotiable
  • Location:   Tiptree, Essex
  • County:   Essex
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   208653898
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport Manager


£30k/£35k Per year

Blue Core Recruitment has an opportunity to join a fast growing Essex based Manufacturing business as a Transport Manager.

The Role

Managing a fleet of up to 12 Commercial Vehicles to include Class 2 LGV with Moffatt, 7.5 Tonne ( all curtain siders ) and van’s for lighter loads. Duties to include all maintenance scheduling of the fleet and to include the group company vehicles of up to 16. To take complete ownership of the maintenance and compliance of all the groups vehicles in their entirety.

Route planning using the current in-House system to ensure the vehicles leave using the determined most cost effective route and to ensure that driver hours are not compromised. A new system is being discussed, route optimisation software. A knowledge within Route Optimisation Software and guidance thereof would be desirable.

Take ownership of the loading of each vehicle based on the planned determined route for that day, loading is carried out the evening prior to the vehicle leaving the next day, in most cases.

Responsible for resolution of day to day operational issues regarding deliveries, drivers & vehicles

Excellent working knowledge of Driving Hours & Working Time Directive rules & regulations and their application in the Transport environment

Utilising strong negotiation skills, Organising and utilising ( outsourcing ) the use of third party transport providers for loads going to places within the UK that are further afield such as Cornwall, Further North, West Wales.

Excellent inter-personal skills and comfortable communicating at all levels (drivers, office and warehouse staff, senior management & customers)

Two direct reports, Transport coordinator and Admin staff

The applicant will need to hold a full Drivers CPC as the business has an Operators License and have worked within a fast paced manufacturing facility within this type of role previously

What we need from you

*Full CPC Holder

*Ideally someone who has come from a busy freight forwarding role previously.

*Be able to work and thrive in a busy environment.

*Approachable, enthusiastic and a "can do" attitude.

*Happy to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.

*Full and comprehensive understanding of the WTD.

*Be able to work as part of a wider team, working closely with both the customer service department and production departments.

This is a role that is to start right away ( notice period withstanding ). Please call David Walters on (Apply online only) or apply directly to this advert here on CV Library

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