Role details

Transport Operations Manager

Market Drayton   •   £30,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Opportunity to join a large 3PL
  • Progression and development within role

About Our Client

Market leading 3PL

Job Description

  • Manage the Depot Transport staff to deliver efficient Traffic plans to enable delivery of products to customers within agreed service levels.
  • Reduce non contract maintenance and damage spends through the use of vehicle passports, daily confirmation of spend, in conjunction with other depots.
  • Ensure all Fleet is utilised to the maximum capacity.
  • Carry out frequent audits and manage the workload of staff.
  • Motivate and develop the team through the use of personal development plans.
  • Ensure all staff are fully trained and have the correct equipment.
  • Ensure that the Transport team comply with all relevant statutes and regulations.
  • Communicate with 3rd Party hauliers in regard to monitor and control of all reported defects.
  • Check and approve maintenance related invoices.
  • Ensure annual MOTs and weekly services on all fleet equipment are carried out on time.
  • Monitor Audit and Control suppliers.
  • Attend Monthly Customer review meetings in the absence of the Transport Manager.
  • Accountable for all tasks that the Transport Manager delegates to the team
  • Responsible for communication throughout department ensuring that team briefings include KPIs for staff accountability.
  • Propose, agree and implement service improvements with customers in conjunction with other areas of the business
  • Generate and implement ideas with regards to staff and operational changes, which will help drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure a secure and safe environment for staff, both in your department and across the wider business.
  • Be responsible for the Transport Budget, to include various KPI's and costs.
  • Support the company in regard to reducing its carbon footprint, for example reducing road miles.
  • Good commercial knowledge of transport operations including experience of operating in a closed book - shared user environment
  • 24/7 operational accountability.
  • Ability to deputise for the Transport Manager.

The Successful Applicant

  • Previous supervisory experience within a FMCG environment
  • Planning and organising skills with a high level of numeracy.
  • Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence and steer.
  • Leadership and motivational qualities and proven experience of building a team.
  • An effective communicator at all levels, good verbal and written skills.
  • Personal motivation and confidence resulting in a positive impact.
  • Genuine team player, a firm and confident manager who is skilled at setting clear objectives and motivating their team.
  • Highly tolerant of change - able to work within an evolving organisation.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive changes in the business.
  • Able to thrive in a highly competitive and demanding environment.
  • Commercially focused, consumer orientated and customer service driven.
  • Problem solving in a pressurised environment
  • National and International CPC qualification - desirable.

What's on Offer

A salary between £30,000 and £35,000 + Benefits

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