Transport Team Manager

Southampton Permanent
  • Leading 3PL provider.
  • Competitive salary & benefits on offer.

About Our Client

Our client is a market leading 3PL provider based in Southampton.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the successful Transport Team Manager will include:

  • Proactively motivating the team to achieve planned targets and deadlines by providing guidance and encouragement;
  • To ensure the operation achieves targeted daily and weekly KPIs, through effective use of the planning / scheduling information available;
  • To ensure the department operates within the legal constraints of the sites operators license;
  • Ensure the operation complies with the Road Traffic Act;
  • Ensure the Site complies with health and safety legislation;
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of the Operations Team;
  • Build customer confidence through demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the operation;
  • Responsible for the continued development of the Operations Team including performance plans and reviews;
  • Ensure a proactive approach to Health & Safety ensuring that all staff comply and that current standards of Health & Safety are exceeded.
  • To grow and develop Southampton site culture always;
  • To play a key role in the continual improvement of process/ methods of the sites operating procedures;
  • Liaise closely with other departments, third parties and Sites, building a detailed understanding of the Operation and systems function;
  • Manage and conduct investigations, disciplinary and grievance hearings as required;
  • Manage the absence levels within the Operations team;
  • To undertake such additional duties as may be reasonably required for the effective role within the site;
  • Maintain plan to Monitor Any damage found on Vehicles, also the Daily /weekly Hygiene programme of vehicle is maintained.
  • Daily checks are managed through Microlise system and maintained as per legal requirements and Company standards.
  • Ensure All exceptions are checked and monitored Via the CRM system to ensure transparency.
  • Reporting to the CDC Manager.
  • Organize driver and vehicle rotes to ensure achievement of planned targets and deadlines.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Transport Team Manager will have the following attributes:

  • Experience of working within an Operations environment. Covering Transport and warehouse.
  • Knowledge of computerised scheduling and driver management (FTA) an advantage.
  • Understanding of transport driver targets;
  • Experience of working within a unionised environment would be advantageous;
  • Experience of supervising / managing a team;
  • Ability to work shifts inclusive of weekends, as the depot operates Tuesday to Saturday operation therefore it is essential that the successful candidate has a flexible approach to work;
  • Ability to use MS Word and Excel effectively
  • Ability to Use Microlise System effectively
  • Excellent communication skills combined with logical problem-solving skills
  • Proven Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven Ability to Grow within a role and develop themselves.
  • Live within commutable distance of Southampton.

What's on Offer

A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful Transport Team Manager.

Eliot Jeffries
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+44 207 269 2102

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Eliot Jeffries
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+44 207 269 2102
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