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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   5 October 2018
  • Salary:   £40000 - £45000/annum Car Allowance + Benefits
  • Location:   Skelmersdale, Lancashire
  • County:   Lancashire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   208755623
  • Company:   CV-Library
Do you want to elevate your career within Transport?
Are you passionate about Logistics & Distribution?
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading logistics company that is looking to hire an energetic, innovative and dynamic transport manager who has a proven track record in managing a highly commercial operation in a fast-paced environment.
You MUST have experience of effectively running a successful transport division and be used to operating in a high pressured environment as you will be responsible for the transport and distribution operations along with providing excellent standards of service, efficiency and performance demonstrated through outstanding people management skills.
Transport Manager Responsibilities
To lead and motivate the entire transport team and responsible for looking after 80+ 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.
Transport Manager Competencies
 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.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
• Transport operations
• Staff appraisals
• Detail conscious
• Safety compliance
• Strategy and planning
• Vehicle maintenance
• Route planning
• People management
Competitive Salary & Package

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