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Job Title

Transport Manager

Reference50195663001_580234
RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Town/CityNorthamptonshire
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted10 January 2018

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As the Transport Manager, you will be accountable for all transport operations onsite within a fast paced and customer driven environment. You will ensure the integrity of the customers and their service requirements, whilst managing the commercial aspects of a transport operation which meets legal compliance, profit, service and quality targets ensuring goods reach their destinations safely, on time and in the most cost-effective way whilst maintaining the highest standards of Health & Safety.





As Transport Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Allocating and managing staff resources according to changing needs of the operation with the ability to provide adequate cover at a planning level;
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of driver and vehicle resources.
  • Ensuring customer requirements are administered in a timely, controlled and recorded manner within the transport operation.
  • Complete periodic reviews of the delivery schedule in line with all customers strategic changes.
  • Develop business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions.
  • Analysing data to monitor performance and plan improvements.
  • Ensure all fleet assets are serviced and make sure they have MOT in line with requirements and all paperwork and systems updated in a timely manner.
  • Promote effective and efficient standards of work, in order to comply with UK and EU laws and regulations and Health & Safety legislation.
  • Ensure the transport planning operations are in line with budgeted costs and achieve all contractual KPI’s
  • Create an effective working environment building a diverse, well balanced team.
  • To ensure all sub-contractors and suppliers are authorised and provide the most cost effective operational solution.
  • Create a positive working environment with a culture of continuous improvement and exceeding customer expectations by supporting with CI and new business wins outside prime work location.



The ideal Transport Manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Driver Hours and WTD regulations
  • Good financial experience of running a transport operation
  • Ability to manage and lead people
  • Previous Management experience either in logistics or other similar field
  • CPC qualification
  • Experience of working within the transport industry
  • International CPC
  • Good IT skills
  • Good understanding of Transport Regulations
  • IOSH desirable



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