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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   18 February 2021
  • Salary:   £40000/annum £5000 bonus PA
  • Location:   Essex
  • County:   Essex
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213207350
  • Company:   CV-Library
Hours of work 8am till 5pm

Development and implementation of business plans that improve service and reduce cost whilst ensuring regulatory compliance

Responsible for delivery of EBITDA and Cash through effective business leadership

Maintaining and developing a positive Health & Safety culture

Manage the ongoing update of knowledge of all transport legislation to ensure the site operates within company policy and legal requirements at all times

Manage the company’s legal requirements of monitoring tachographs

Ensuring drivers stay compliant with legislation

Monitor and manage driver adherence to critical safety processes

Leads implementation of transport strategies within the business.

Revises, protects and enhances transport strategy as new information becomes available

Contribute to the delivery of EBITDA targets, cash flow and budgets, through a reduction in waste, inefficiency and third party haulage

Builds strong relationships that ensure the delivery of cross functional projects

Any other duties deemed appropriate for this role from time to time

Cost Control, Planning, routing, 3rd party courier management and administration

Managing a current team of 15 drivers and 2 administrative personnel ensuring effective allocation of duties across 2 sites

To effectively route deliveries to fully utilise the fleet to maximum efficiency

Organise third-party haulage (where critical)

Properly use tracker systems to maximise fleet efficiency

Ensure the monitoring and delivery of customer service targets such as (OTIF)

Ensure that the transport department operates within the stated company quality assurance procedures

Manages the budget, forecasting and review process to ensure effective measurement of progress against plan and build clear action plans to address variances

Regular (weekly/daily) reporting to management on results, agreeing and ensuring remediable action where required

Management of the transport department activities and tasks

Effective management of the transport team to deliver the daily/weekly tasks that ensure the effective and efficient distribution operation

Organise and control the effective supervision of all transport key activities within the sites against the targets set.

Book and monitor regular vehicular inspections and services

Carry out scheduled vehicle checks and rectify defects immediately Managing driver debrief including cash collected on route

Management of driver hours and control of overtime

Monitor driver infringements and use corrective actions, where necessary

Ensure drivers maintain regular vehicle checks and report defects immediately

Investigate any accidents and liaise with relevant insurers

Manage the booking in to customer sites

Monitor and manage the proper completion of 'paperwork' (delivery notes, POD’s, etc...)

Manage the completion of haulier audits

Organise tail lift inspections

Acts at all times as a positive force for change, plan effectively and sees through changes thoroughly and expediently.

Lead the process for monitoring progress against plans. Ensures activities deliver expected benefits, learning and feedback.

Learns from previous experience before undertaking similar tasks. Incorporates learning into the planning process and seeks to improve performance as a result

Build a culture of continuous improvement through effective annual appraisals and ongoing coaching and mentoring

Ensure the development of clear succession plans for key roles

Essential role related knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience at selection


* CPC Certificate

* Significant transport experience in the food sector

* Knowledgeable in transport legislation

* Understanding of managing 3rd party couriers

* Experience of transport planning and routing

* Experience of managing logistics teams

* Understanding of KPI’s and management of cost budgets

* Highly numerate

* Data analysis - demonstrable Excel ability & systems

* Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)

* Experience of developing strong internal cross functional relationships


* HGV licence

* Appropriate Health and Safety qualification – IOSH, COSHH

* FMCG background

* Experience of using SAP / ERP systems

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