United Kingdom | change country 

Supply Chain Jobs: A supply chain recruitment resource and the UK's best supply chain career opportunities

Headline Job
Lead Commercial Adviser/Commercial Adviser and Lea...

Featured Jobs
Procurement Strategy and Policy Advisor

Procurement Specialist

Head of European Business Development (logistics)

Featured Recruiters

Transport Manager

Job Title

Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
BenefitsCar or All, 5% Bonus, Pension
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted06 October 2017

Back to Results Email a friend Print  Email DirectApply Now

Our 3PL client is looking for a Transport Manager for one of their operations on the South Coast.

Client Details

Our client is a leading 3PL provider.


The Transport Manager will lead and manage the transport team via the transport supervisors to ensure that all department procedures are maintained and hands on support given where necessary. You will be required to deliver an efficient and cost effective transport solution based at our clients site in Portsmouth and will be responsible for the following
  • Proactively monitor and control costs against budget.
  • To manage the optimum utilisation of the Company vehicles and trailers.
  • To liaise with other sites to ensure cost effective solutions are being discussed, developed and implemented.
  • Coach and develop Transport Supervisors in people management activities.
  • Ensure all legal and statutory requirements are strictly complied with.
  • Maintain department discipline including dress code, time keeping, conduct and performance using the Company disciplinary policy and procedures with the support of HR and escalating issues when necessary.
  • Oversee the effective application of the Company absence policy and procedures.
  • Identify the training and development needs for Transport Supervisors and organise/oversee solutions using own knowledge and company training tools.
  • Ensure all practices and procedures are carried out in line with the Health & Safety policy.
  • Check agency invoices and subcontractor self bills, ensuring legal compliance and efficient utilisation of both.
  • Control of drivers hours, ensuring optimum utilisation within the restrictions of tachograph law/drivers hours restrictions.
  • Management of annual driver assessments, driver training and driver recruitment.
  • Control of Operations staff rotas to ensure optimum resource allocation.
  • Attending and contributing at on and offsite customer meetings and visits.
  • To liaise closely with the warehouse, site, & compliance manager to ensure understanding of each others issues, joint resolution of problems and achieve efficiencies between the departments.
  • Facilitate meetings with drivers representatives to discuss either parties proposals.


The successful Transport Manager will live within a commuting distance of Portsmouth and be able to demonstrate the following experience:
  • Have previously led and developed successful transport teams.
  • Proven experience of vehicle planning/operating experience within the FMCG distribution environment.
  • Operated within a pressurised environment and worked to challenging deadlines.
  • Have overseen a sizeable transport operation and held budget responsibility.
  • A CPC qualification and O licence knowledge is essential.

Job Offer

A competitive basic salary and package is on offer to the successful candidate.

Back to Results Email a friend Print  Email DirectApply Now

Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Tel: N/A
Recruiter Profile
View all jobs
Headline Job
Procurement Strategy and Policy Advisor

Candidate Login

Candidate Registration
Apply for Jobs and / or opt into our Candidate database

Daily Job Alerts
New Jobs direct to your inbox

  Job of the Week  
Procurement Specialist

Latest Jobs
Production Scheduler - FTC
Greater Manchester

Indirect Buyer


Quality Manager
South Yorkshire

Home  |  Search Jobs  |  Find Leading Procurement & Supply Chain Recruiters  |  Blog  |  Client List  |  Contact  |  About Us   |  Jobs
Supply Chain Sitemap  |   Sitemap  |   Privacy Statement  |   Facebook  |   Twitter