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Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsSomerset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted19 April 2017

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Opportunity for a Transport Manager to join a fast growing yet established pharmaceutical and specialist product distributor in Somerset

Client Details

Based near Wincanton, Somerset, our client is a fast growing stockist/distributor of specialist pharmaceutical product within Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain and has a series of outbases across the UK


The Transport Manager is vital in holding together the operation between Head Office, Outbase Drivers and most importantly, the customers. Reporting into the Distribution Manager, the role will hold the following responsibilities:
  • Managing a team of 80+ drivers and a transport office team in a multi-drop environment, working closely with the peer group to ensure seamless delivery in a time-critical operation
  • Maintaining a high level of driver engagement and proactivity through 1-2-1s, ensuring that they will be seen as more than a ‘Delivery Driver’ through excellent service
  • Implementing an excellent level of Driver performance through MPG targets, WTDs and management of infringements
  • Efficiency planning around vehicle routes and appropriate amendments where needed
  • Ensuring that Customer Service is at the highest rate


The successful Transport Manager candidate will need to hold a Managers CPC and have the following attributes:
  • Track record of Transport Management within a multi-drop or pharmaceutical environment preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Transport legislation
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Experience in a projects and continuous improvement environment
  • A background in Coaching/Training mixed with a strong sense of people management

Job Offer

The role offers a basic salary of £30,000-£38,000

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