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Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsHertfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted20 April 2018

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Page Personnel Logistics are currently looking to recruit a Transport Manager for our client based in Watford.

Client Details

Our client are a family business which is seen huge growth in recent years which they believe will continue. They are looking to add talent across the mid-management team in order help secure this.


Responsibilities of the Transport Manager will include:
  • Manage the day to day activity within the Transport Hub including liaising with drivers, be responsible for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital.
  • Manage the change process to include clarifying best practice and demonstrating the behaviours that will signify the new way of working.
  • Liaising up and down the chain of command to ensure that there is a clear line of communication so that the message from the board is clear on the shop floor.
  • Responsible for organising and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks and adhering to both company and statutory requirements.
  • Provide leadership, give work instructions and monitor the performance of traffic dispatcher's drivers and operatives, i.e. Review of Depot KPI's- Service, Safety and Profitability.
  • Manage, motivate, train and develop team as required.
  • Deal effectively with under performance, implementing disciplinary procedures as appropriate
  • Vehicle management, including liaison with fleet, safe vehicle operations, wheel security, monitor vehicle gross weights.
  • Contribute toward ongoing cost control, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin and meeting budget targets set.


The successful Transport Manager will be a strong leader who will be able to inspire a team with excellent communication skills. You will be used to working in a fast pace environment and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering excellence and facilitating change within B2B environment. Ideally you will holds a CPC although it is not essential and you will have the chance to take the qualification. Experience within Pharmaceutical or FMCG / Food would be advantageous as would an understanding of Importing and Exporting goods.

Job Offer

You will receive a competitive salary and benefits along with the chance to run your own department.

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