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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   20 July 2018
  • Salary :   £35000/annum
  • Location :   Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
  • Job Type :   Temporary
  • Reference :   208290290
  • Company :   CV-Library
Transport Manager / Logistics Team Leader

The post holder is responsible for the planning and organising all
matters relating to the transportation of goods safely, on time, to a
high standard to customers’ premises and in the most cost-effective
way. As a result they must effectively organise and manage a team of
drivers and vehicles. The Logistics Team Leader will be responsible
for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point
of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital.
These communication skills are also vital in the development of
customer relationships, managing questions and complaints calmly and
decisively. They look at schedules and prepare their team members to
handle any eventuality. The post holder is responsible for organising
and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks
and adhering to both company and statutory requirements. The Logistics
Team Leader must also be involved in strategic development and the
maintaining of any administrative records, regularly communicating
with the production department to ensure smooth operation. They must
also be aware of all transport legislation and procedures to ensure
company compliance.

Transport Manager / Logistics Team Leader

Temporary – 3 Months (Could become perm)


Key Requirements


* Getting the correct quantities of products to their required
location within the given time limits and as a result must
effectively organise and manage a team and vehicles.

* Working with suppliers and customers, planning routes and
scheduling delivery times.

* Participate in the strategic development and the maintenance of
any administrative records.

* Ensure that all transport operations are carried out in line with
UK and EU laws, regulations and legislations.

* Ensure compliance with all drivers’ hours and Road Transport
Directive legislation.

* Ensure that all team members drive company vehicles safely,
legally and efficiently.

* Arranging vehicle maintenance and organising vehicle replacements
where required.

* Managing the requests for consumables.

* Conduct appraisals for all their team members.

* Holding regular team meetings with their team.


* Experience in all aspects of managing a fleet of LGVs

* Thorough knowledge of drivers’ hours legislations, Tachograph
procedures and other legal obligations

* Demonstrable route planning and map reading ability

* Good geographical knowledge

* Knowledge of load restraint procedures

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