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Transport Manager - Leading 3PL

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution
Salary£35,000 per annum
LocationsSouth West, Wiltshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Transport Jobs
Date Posted29 January 2018

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The Transport Manager is responsible for maximising the departmental profitability, controlling costs, invoicing, managing the commercial and operational requirements of the customer base and customer pipeline whilst ensuring the timely submission of financial data.

Client Details

A well-established, household name within the Warehousing and Distribution industry. A company that continually strives for excellence across all areas, exceeding customer expectations with industry-leading knowledge.


The key responsibilities of the Transport Manager are as follows:
  • Ensure efficient cost and effective planning of the operation
  • Continually review and re-engineer the operation to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Work with all stakeholders to include internal stakeholders (Warehouse Management/Site Management) to ensure the nett effect of any decision adds greatest value to the business.
  • Manage the operation ensuring that all Service Level Agreement KPI's are achieved
  • To maintain a well-motivated and enthusiastic team.
  • Ensure all relevant operational procedures are adhered to in order maintain Company quality standards and competitiveness
  • Monitor and review operational performance and takes timely action to address any issues
  • Drives quality throughout the service depot and department challenging others to improve.
  • Manages operation to meet required levels of productivity and ensure DVSA regulatory compliance
  • Control costs ensuring that cost is only attributed where required
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement measures to drive the operational effectiveness of the operations
  • Understands and manages the key risks to the department ensuring escalation where necessary
  • Build and maintain relationships with key customer personnel by ensuring regular and effective contact
  • Work closely with customers to ensure an understanding of their strategic ambitions and play a lead role in supporting them
  • Keep all customers appraised of all the products and benefits that they can offer
  • Optimise revenue opportunities by offering our full range of services to all customers
  • Liaise with Transport Supervisors (direct reports) to challenge existing methodologies and make recommendations as to best working practices and/or cost saving initiatives
  • Create and present KPI's to the customers and within the business. Identify trends and suggest ways of managing performance improvement where necessary


The succesful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Is an experienced Transport/Logistics manager
  • Proven success in operating within budgetary requirements whilst achieving and exceeding customer expectations
  • Commercial awareness
  • National CPC qualification.
  • Is literate and numerate to GCSE or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent standard.
  • Comprehensive knowledge or Transport, Drivers hours, WTD and Employment law.
  • Familiarity with Transport management systems
  • Commands respect from the team through knowledge, experience and positive personal style.
  • Leads the team, taking responsibility and ownership of the service centre.
  • Understands the importance of company values and drives them throughout the service centre
  • Has a clear and supportive management style.
  • Relates well to people. Recognises the importance of and effectively delivers regular communication to all team members.
  • Has a passion for service and a strong customer focus.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and demands working under pressure to critical deadlines and objectives.

Job Offer

The role of Transport Manager is offering a salary of £35,000 + benefits.

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