Transport Manager

Kent Permanent £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • An opportunity to join a market leading business
  • CPC Required

About Our Client

Our client is a market leading distribution business.

Job Description

Our client is currently seeking a Transport Manager for their key Kent depot. Reporting in to the Transport Operations Manager, you will oversee the Team Manager and Driver population, whilst striving to achieve the best possible level of service to internal and external customers through engagement and motivational leadership. Further key responsibilities will include:

  • Achievement of the daily/weekly/monthly KPI's through effective guidance and coaching of transport team managers.
  • Monitoring routing reports and working collaboratively with wider teams to reduce damage and manage costs effectively.
  • Ensuring transport team managers are leading required change throughout their teams to ensure initiatives are fully implemented and their teams are engaged throughout the process.
  • Taking an inclusive approach to continuous improvement by reviewing the operation as a whole and making recommendations.
  • Monitoring all investigation activity to understand root cause and make sure that corrective and preventative action, has been implemented and solutions identified or escalated where necessary.
  • Ensuring full departmental compliance through regular monitoring of QHSE, Sustainability and Fleet standards.
  • Supporting the control of department resources and costs within agreed finance targets.
  • Utilising and analysing relevant data from transport and associated systems to identify issues and proactively drive improvements through transport team members.
  • Ensure that the Company Health & Safety Policy and Company Risk Assessments are effectively implemented at site level.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Transport Manager will most likely be Kent based and be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • A track record in overseeing large scale transport operations.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate large teams, with excellent engagement and people management skills.
  • National CPC holder is essential.
  • Experience within a fast paced, multi-drop logistics environment is preferable.
  • Strong commercial awareness with the ability to fully understand budget and financial targets.
  • Evidence of managing and driving change, in situations constantly requiring adaptation.
  • Work collaboratively and influence to build strong, trusting relationships with peers and other business departments.
  • Evidence of creative and innovative thinking.

What's on Offer

A competitive salary of between £50,000 to £55,000 and a benefits package including; pension, private healthcare, free parking and 25 days annual leave will be on offer to the successful candidate.

Dean Rose
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Phone number
+44 20 7269 2403

Job summary

Job function
Transport Management
Transport & Distribution
Contract type
Consultant name
Dean Rose
Consultant phone
+44 20 7269 2403
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