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National Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Town/CityStoke on Trent
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted26 July 2018

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My client is a leading 3rd Party Logistics provider based in Stoke.

They are looking for an experienced National Transport Manager to be responsible for several transport operations in the Midlands.

Client Details

Global distribution business.


Role - National Transport Manager

  • Reporting to the General Manager with responsibility for site transport management teams.

  • A key part of the contract senior team, working with them to drive the contract forward.
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a multi-site national transport operation, ensuring that synergies, efficiencies, savings and improvements are identified and acted upon.
  • Ensuring that the national transport activities are managed effectively, that they meet the customer service level criteria at all time whilst operating within agreed financial parameters.
  • Providing close management of all costs and KPI’s of the transport operation, identifying variances and taking appropriate corrective action.
  • Adopting a proactive approach to the role, ensuring ongoing excellence in day-to-day operations.
  • Liaising with customer representatives at a high level, ensuring productive relationships with the client, as well as colleagues and external suppliers and contacts.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all operations consistently meet legal requirements in respect of transport, employment, and Health and Safety legislation, constantly striving to improve Health and Safety within the operations.


The successful candidate will have the following experience:
  • Extensive transport management experience at a high level in a service driven multi-site operation.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage effectively in the context of a national operation and its associated strategic complexities.
  • Highly developed people management skills, able to demonstrate skills in performance management and motivation of staff.
  • A serious team player with the ability to work successfully in a variety of teams and with a variety of individuals.
  • Must have the enthusiasm and commitment necessary to meet the considerable challenge of operating in a country-wide environment, requiring extensive travel.
  • Able to establish and maintain good communications with customer representatives at all levels, colleagues and external contacts.
  • Must be financially aware and have experience of budgetary control procedures.
  • Be able to demonstrate high level employee relations experience in a unionised environment.
  • Must hold an International CPC

Job Offer

£60,000 - £70,000 + benefits

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