Transport Manager

Castle Donington Permanent £40,000 - £45,000
  • Leading 3PL / FMCG Provider
  • Owned Fleet & Sub-Contractor Management

About Our Client

Michael Page Logistics have partnered with a long standing client of ours in the Castle Donington area, who successfully operate throughout the UK within a 3PL / FMCG capacity.

Job Description

The Transport Manager will be responsible for:

  • Reporting into the Site General Manager.
  • Managing a team of c.40+ drivers, along with a management structure including Transport Supervisors & Planners.
  • This role will also oversee the carrier & sub-contractor management aspects of the Transport operation.
  • Ensuring key performance Indicators (KPIs) are achieved, including service and financial targets.
  • Overseeing the companies continuous improvement and process improvement initiatives / projects.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory and Company safety standards.
  • Managing the transport budget; taking corrective action where costs are greater than either the budget or volumes allow, and develop continuous improvement programmes.
  • Reviewing, maintaining & updating training logs ensuring all staff are available & attend training courses as & when required.
  • Complete thorough driver trip Debriefs and manage poor performing drivers.
  • Managing drivers hours & ensure legal compliance as per the Working Time Directive & Drivers hours
    Using the Gateway system to maintain drivers hours records and Tachographs to include uploads of vehicles & drivers within the required time limits, collate and send charts/envelopes to FTA for analysis.
  • Ensure vehicles are available for scheduled maintenance & MOT, with an appropriate replacement to meet the business demand.
  • Be commutable to the Castle Donington area.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for the Transport Manager position will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background.
  • Be CPC National / CPC Internationally qualified - Desirable, not Essential.
  • Have a minimum of 3+ years Transport Management experience - Essential.
  • Have worked within a fast paced sector previously - 3PL / FMCG / Food / General Haulage - Advantageous.
  • Have managed in excess of 40+ drivers previously - Essential.
  • Be service driven and commercial aware.

This person will have likely worked within a; Transport Shift Manager, Transport Manager, Transport Operations Manager, Logistics Manager, Depot Manager, Site Manager or Transport General Manager role previously.

What's on Offer

This role offers:

  • £40,000 to £45,000 - DOE.
  • Company Bonus scheme.
  • Company Pension scheme.
  • 25 Days + 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Additional Company benefits.
Matthew Simpson
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Phone number
+44 115 934 8683

Job summary

Transport Management
Transport & Distribution
Castle Donington
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Consultant name
Matthew Simpson
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8683
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