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Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,000 per annum
LocationsCumbria, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted30 August 2018

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Fantastic opportunity for a proven Transport Manager to join a leading business and manage a fast-paced Transport operation.

Client Details

Berendsen is part of Elis, which as one group form a Pan-European textile, hygiene and facility service leader. They deliver value-added textile, hygiene and safety solutions across 28 countries in Europe & Latin America and have more than 45,000 employees delivering these services to customers every single day. They are industry leaders because their customers appreciate their commitment to both quality and service.

Berendsen values the effort that every one of their 45,000 people puts in, day and night, to deliver an exceptional service. Nobody can match their understanding of the importance of innovations or the skills required to deliver them. Their customers know that partnering with Berendsen enables them to benefit from continuous improvements in efficiency and this translates directly into reduced costs and lower environmental impact. Berendsen in the UK has over 9,000 employees working at over 60 sites, making them a major UK employer


Key Responsibilities:

To ensure that the company’s vision, values and policies and procedures are adhered to at
all times
. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Berendsen Health and Safety
Policy, national legislative requirements and the safety and well being of your team.


Ensure vehicle and driver compliance with O licence, site, EU and other legal requirements,
monitoring, analysing the results and ensuring corrective action is implemented to
continuously improve the working environment.
. Ensure risk assessments are undertaken and implemented on customer premises for major
changes/new business when required as advised by the relevant customer account team.
. Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions utilising current systems where
appropriate (i.e. Telematics, Dynamics) to resolve all logistics problems eliminating
inefficient supply and distribution routes, quality of service, customer losses and
continuously improving working practices. (e.g. weight checking, mileage/km fuel
consumption, accuracy and timeliness of deliveries to customers)


. Planning, organising and coordinating resources to meet logistics requirements of the
business, including temporary workers.
. Lead, manage, control and development of personnel (including absence, disciplinary and
grievance, Health and Safety Training, driver assessments) using SMART objectives during
regular review and feedback meetings.


. Develop, propose and agree functional budgets with General Manager, monitoring,
managing and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget,
investigating and resolving any variances.
. Ensure route optimisation savings are achieved and all routes are profitable.
. Prepare commission calculations for the departments drivers and ensure the relevant
systems are maintained with accurate information (e.g. TMS, Dynamics).

. Develop and maintain good working relationships between the logistics, service and
production departments to drive optimal customer service.
. To ensure the drivers deliver the level of customer service that meets the agreed plans for
optimal service levels.

Continuous Improvement:

To review all functional activities, develop, propose and, if agreed, implement improvements
to ensure continuous improvement through increasing effectiveness, efficiency and added
. Contribute to the reduction of impact to the environment e.g. optimal efficiency and
economy on routes with targets per mile/km.



. Good written and verbal skills
. Ability to listen to and influence peer group and department team members to build and
lead effective working teams
. Good attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and interpret the information
effectively to continuously improve the department and/or team
. Ability to organise self and others to ensure tasks are carried out in a timely manner
. IT literate (Microsoft Office)


. Experience of lean (Six Sigma) implementation in lean manufacturing systems
. Financial knowledge covering budget forecasting


. Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or experience in leading and managing a team
within a customer focused environment, with a track record of success.
. Experience of implementing continuous improvement programmes
. CPC holder

Job Offer

Superb opportunity within an international business offering a competitive salary.

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