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  • Job added:   1 August 2019
  • Salary:   £50000/annum
  • Location:   Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
  • County:   Hertfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210526218
  • Company:   CV-Library
Staffing Match are proud to be working in partnership with a leading retail distribution company based in Harlow - Essex

We are currently recruiting for:

Transport Manager
Interim role until January 2020 with the possibility of a permanent contract
Salary negotiable circa £50,000pa

We are currently looking to recruit a Transport Manager for our client's busy retail distribution centre based in Harlow - Essex.

This role is being recruited for on an interim basis until January 2020 however there is a possibility of the role being offered on a permanent basis.

The Transport Manager will be responsible for leading a large transport department ensuring all daily and weekly department targets are met.

About the job:

As a Transport Manager, you will be responsible for all transport personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise so excellent communication skills are vital.
You will be responsible for organising and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks, adhering to both company and statutory requirements.
You will also be involved in strategic development and the maintaining of any administrative records.
Provide leadership, give instructions and monitor the performance of all drivers.
Manage, motivate, train and develop team as required.
Deal effectively with under performance, implementing further support & training / disciplinary procedures as appropriate
Day-to-day you'll be responsible for adherence to all compliance and legal requirements
Effectively execute the daily plan for all deliveries and collections, with a keen eye on the resource available at site
Discuss non-conformance with the team whilst introducing corrective measures
Providing leadership and guidance for the Transport Supervisors and Transport Clerks to enable them to meet objectives, encouraging open communication between them to address delivery issues effectively and in a timely manner.
Absence management e.g. conduct return to work interviews.
Ensure compliance with transport / environmental legislation including any third party insurance claims.
Contribute toward ongoing cost control, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin and meeting budget targets set.
Ensure that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near miss reporting and emergency procedures.
Complete all administrative tasks associated with role, including work sheets, tachograph records, payroll records and holiday rotas.

Skills Required:

A proven background within transport management with experience of corrective coaching
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
Experience of supervising and developing a team in a complex transport environment
Relevant CPC
Service or logistics industry experience
People and health & safety management experience
Demonstrable experience of successful resource management / cost control
Proven track record of working to clearly defined service delivery KPI's
Excellent transport legislation knowledgeHours of work are Monday to Friday however as the operation is 24/7 some flexibility will be needed.

Salary negotiable circa £50kpa

For further information on this exciting role please apply today to be considered for an immediate interview!

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