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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   12 February 2021
  • Salary:   £35000 - £45000/annum Pension, company car
  • Location:   CM9, Heybridge, Essex
  • County:   Essex
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213176763
  • Company:   CV-Library
We are recruiting a highly motivated individual with drive and enthusiasm to run all aspects of our transport infrastructure across 3 depots; Maldon, Yorkshire & Oxford.

This is a fast-paced environment where you will need experience of a next day delivery business model and proven ability to make decisions quickly and understand cost implications.

Managing a staff of 25, including drivers, operating a mid-sized fleet of vehicles made up of a majority of 3.5tonne vans and some 7.5tonne MGV’s, you will report directly to the Operations Director and work closely alongside the warehouse managers.

Responsibilities include:

* Planning, developing and optimising of routes, adapting to customer requirements where required.

* Prioritise and co-ordinate workloads.

* Working with external carriers where applicable.

* Troubleshooting operation issues.

* Ensuring levels of support service are in place.

* Payroll processing for drivers, namely managing overtime and signing off timesheets.

* Management of the Company Car Scheme, 20+ vehicles.

* Manage, audit and review compliance systems to ensure that they are effective.

* Review any shortcomings such as prohibitions and/or annual test failures.

* Ensure that drivers are properly trained and competent to operate all relevant vehicles and equipment.

* Keep up to date on relevant changes in standards and legislation.

* Ensure that drivers hold the appropriate entitlement for the vehicle they are driving.

* Ensure drivers comply with the drivers’ hours and working time regulations.

* Ensure that a system of vehicle maintenance is in place and carried out and that all vehicles are kept in a roadworthy condition.

* Record, investigate and act against all Transport related infringements.

You must have:

* Proven experience in a next day delivery business model

* Ability to develop current business model and improve administration running alongside it

* Customer focused

* Ability to manage budget and understand costs when making decisions

* Experience of running and managing an operator’s licence with a National CPC

* A good understanding of transport regulation currently in place

* Good computer literacy

* Excellent communication skills

* Stability in previous role


Salary - £35,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience

Company pension

Company car

Training and CPD budget

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