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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   21 May 2020
  • Salary:   £35000 - £40000/annum
  • Location:   Preston
  • County:   Lancashire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212059365
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport Manager – Preston - £35-£40k

Clemence Rogers are recruiting for a Transport Manager for a well-established Transport company based in Preston. The Transport Manager will report to the UK Operations Manager.

Key Responsibilities of a Transport Manager:

Managing a team of drivers in their day to day roles, organising rotas to ensure all routes are covered in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Be first point of contact for any problems that might arise
Develop customer relationships, dealing with queries and complaints calmly and decisively
Be aware of all transport legislation and procedures to ensure Company compliance
Undertake regular driving licence checks as a legal requirement and in line with internal processes.
Allocate and record resources and movements on the transport planning system
Investigating and interviewing post incident and / or accident reports
Possess knowledge and understanding of budgets and financial controls, legislation and relevant fleet controls
Implement transport strategies
All aspects of the health, safety and welfare of drivers incl.
Ensure cost effective planning maximising commercial return
Support the Driver Trainer and Compliance / Health and Safety Manager
To undertake appropriate training and personal development activities across the Company as required
Ideal Candidate for the Transport Manager Role:

Strong leadership skills / previous experience managing a large transport team
Must have expert communication skills
Knowledge Route planning and scheduling
A ‘Hands On’ attitude with previous experience of managing a transport operation.
Must be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
Be able to work as part of a team.
Experience of coaching individuals to improve performance.

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