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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   5 February 2021
  • Location:   Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213136748
  • Company:   CV-Library
Whistl has gone from strength to strength by recognising that every business wants to be more efficient, deliver a high quality of service and delight their customers.

We're looking for a Transport Manager that supports our visions and values, provides leadership, direction and provides the technical 'go to' specialisms to support our valued employees.

Reporting to the Regional Head of Network, North, you'll deliver a high quality, cost effective transportation service which consistently achieves within company SLAs, and balances the needs of colleagues in operations, the commercial teams and the overall network.

Ensuring our vehicles and staff conform to every aspect of legislation and company policies will be second nature, as will ensuring that Whistl continues to consistently deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective offering for its customers across all products.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Planning of delivers, collections, forecasts and driver availability to exceed our customer expectations.
Full maintenance of fleet in line with all regulatory requirements.
Analysis of Management Information and performance data.
Ensure effective team management by providing clear communication to your team.
Chair and attend meetings with other operational management.
Forecast management and reporting on P&L for Bolton Transport.Keywords: Transport Manager | Management | Logistics | Distribution | Transport | Planning | Driver | Leadership | IT Literate | MS Office | CPC | Communication | Data Analysis

Essential Skills

You'll be a natural relationship builder and leader, combined with a significant transport management background. Strong communication skills will be essential, as will:

Experience of management of a team to achieve daily and weekly tasks through organisation, delegation and prioritisation
Previous experience working with Isotrak or equivalent telematics and tracking software
Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) National or equivalent Full driving licence as you may be required to travel (HGV Licence an advantage)
Significant knowledge and experience of all transport and driver regulations
A solution provider in a change culture working collaboratively with other departments to make change happen effectively
Excellent communication skills to influence internal and external stakeholders through clear, concise business cases, disseminate information appropriately, adaptation of your communication style in line with audience and situation and communicate effectively with urgency and direction
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload to meet conflicting, frequently demanding, deadlines
Able to interpret financial and performance data in order to draw conclusions, identify opportunities for improvement and recommend solutions
Proficient in the use of MS Office including intermediate MS PowerPoint, and Excel skills for data analysis and presentation in order to influence business cases e.g. pivot tables, graphs etc.About Company

Whistl is the second largest postal provider in the UK with an exciting range of mail, parcels, fulfilment and Doordrop media products and services, both in the UK and internationally. Each year we collect, sort, send and transport up to 4 billion items of mail and parcels for businesses, as well as handling, planning and managing millions of Doordrop items

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