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Job Title

Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£35,000 to £44,000 per annum
Town/CityBlandford Forum
LocationsDorset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted28 September 2018

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- Transport Manager - Manufacturing & Distribution

- Great Opportunity in a remote location

Client Details

My client is within the logistics distribution and supply chain sector and specialises within Manufacturing and Distribution of their products to rural locations.

The have 9 Vehicles and Manage the daily distribution of their own goods to their customers.


The Transport Manager ; will report to the Regional Manager and will be responsible for all transport activity on site. Based near Blandford Forum, the key responsibilities will include:

  • Check & monitor operational status daily and assume accountability

  • Ensure the Transport team adhere processes and legal compliance

  • Delivery Customer SLA's and OTIF KPI aligned to targets

  • Deploy the right amount of resource in-line with operational needs in line with budget

  • Track volumes v/s expenditure to ensure productivity KPI's are meet

  • Ensure all functions are operating within budgetary plan

  • Provide the necessary leadership and coaching to direct reports and key relationships

  • Ensure the operation is safe and legally compliant at all times

  • Continually review all aspects of the operation, methods and process to keep in line with continuous improvement

  • Have regular input, interface and relationship building with key customers in-line with account management teams


The successful Transport Manager - General Haulage will live within a commuting distance of Blandford Forum and will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Extensive management experience of operating within a transport operation

  • CPC qualification (Essential)

  • Experience in managing employee relations and customer/trading relations

  • Exposure to operating within a commercial environment sufficient to develop effective customer service and commercial understanding

  • Experience of delivering successful cultural change programs

  • People management and line management experience

  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety and Legal compliance

  • Excellent organisational skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent management, written and verbal communication and influencing skills

  • Team working and customer focused attitude

  • Excellent financial acumen and commercial awareness

Job Offer

The successful Transport Manager - will receive a salary of c£30,000 - £44,000

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