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Transport Manager – Food Manufacturing

  • Job added:   6 September 2018
  • Salary:   £40000 - £50000/annum + great benefits
  • Location:   Leicestershire
  • County:   Leicestershire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   208450483
  • Company:   CV-Library
Transport Manager – Food Manufacturing

Salary: £40-50,000 + great benefits

Location: Leicester

Our Client is a branded food manufacturing business with a reputation for delivering outstanding quality of products to retail, food service and hospitality.

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations and Engineering, the Transport Manager’s role is to lead and manage the transport team to deliver excellent standards of service and availability for customers, whilst delivering all site productivity, cost, safety and performance targets. Plus partnering with their Third Party Logistics suppliers to support customer service to a broad range of Clients

The role:

Create a strong customer service culture to ensure all food products are delivered on time and in full (to agreed Service Levels) across the total business. Includes pro-active contact with Food Service customers

Drive a culture of continuous improvement to identify improvements in work processes and manage the implementation of them to drive improvements

Continually monitor performance against KPI’s identifying areas for improvement and driving initiatives

Lead a team of individuals with varying responsibilities to work cohesively towards an end goal

Manage and develop external relationships with key 3PL suppliers to include contract management, service and cost negotiation, invoice management

Manage and develop external relationships with maintenance providers to include contract management, service and cost negotiation, invoice management

Manage interface between warehouse operations, commercial and 3 PL

Proactively determine resource plans (Weekly, monthly, annually)

Ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and company standards for both HGV & Delivery vans eg MOT, Tacho, tax, emissions, fleet inspections

Manage / review Telematics scores as a key KPI, across all vehicles

fit & Loss management (budget control, overhead management

Regular 1-2-1’s, with all direct reports. (Drivers to include: CI, telematics, infringements, corrective actions)

Review performance on a regular basis progress against personal & company objectives

Manage skills development and training plans for self & team (incl CPC requirements)

Share knowledge, adopt & share best practice

Adhere to all Company policy and procedures within the workplace

Maintain accurate records for all drivers eg Drivers Licence, CPC Cards, Digital Tachograph Checks

The person:

Ideally degree educated

Transport Management experience gained within an organisation demonstrating best practice

Must have worked in an FMCG or Food manufacturing organisation

Must have National CPC to hold the site Operators licence

Experience of delivering to Foodservice & Retail customers, as well as exposure to end user accounts.

Ability to manage, control and influence cost of doing business with customers.

Previous experience and management of 3 PL suppliers including contract management and service and cost negotiation, invoice management

Previous experience of managing Supply Tenders eg CHEP

Network of customer / industry contacts

Competent IT/system skills

People leadership and direct people management

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively at all levels.

Able to flex style to suit different situations & behaviours

A brilliant relationship builder (both internally & externally) as this is important in maintain high level of service and quality.

Good planning and organisational skills.

Able to work in a fast paced and challenging environment, can deliver under pressure and meet deadlines

Numerical skills to be able to work with figures and budgets.

Good judgement and analytical ability.

Team player

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