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Job Title

Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted11 August 2017

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My client is a leading distribution business based in Wolverhampton. They are looking for a Transport Manager to be responsible for the operation based in the West Midlands.

Client Details

My client is a leading distribution business based in Wolverhampton. They are looking for a Transport Manager to be responsible for the operation based in the West Midlands.


The Transport Manager will be for delivering service through managing a efficient and cost effective transport operations team. The will be responsible for ensuring the business operate at maximum efficiency and that all service level agreements are met.

Other responsibilities include:

  • To manage the effective execution of all planned schedules for the site within agreed service levels.
  • To ensure national and local KPI’s are achieved and corrective action is taken in a timely manner where required
  • To manage all transport activities within agreed budgets effectively managing costs
  • To ensure the legal responsibilities relating to the Operating Licence are adhered to and appropriate action is taken to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • To hold responsibility for Health and Safety for the site, managing any issues through to correction.
  • To manage the transport team on a daily basis ensuring absence, performance and other ER issues are managed professionally by the transport management team, taking responsibility for cases of a serious nature and/or appeals.
  • To develop the transport team to high level of competency, identifying development and succession opportunities for team members.
  • To effectively manage supplier relationships in line with business standards
  • To manage contractor negotiations ensuring they remain cost effective
  • To actively seek opportunities for increasing external revenue


The successful candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of transport operations and management
  • Extensive knowledge of transport management systems i.e. Order management and execution packages
  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety – IOSH qualification required
  • Transport CPC Holder and up to date knowledge of driver’s hours and working time regulations
  • Budget Management
  • Green Belt Six Sigma (Desirable)
  • Experienced People Manager

Job Offer

£45,000 + benefits

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