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Job Title

Transport Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
LocationsBirmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted30 November 2018

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My client is a leading distribution business based in Tamworth.

They are looking for a Transport Manager to manage the O-Licence and run a transport team of 40-60 drivers.

Client Details

A leading third party logistics provider based in Tamworth.


The Transport Manager will have the following key responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the General Manager with responsibility for site transport management teams.
  • A key part of the contract senior team, working with them to drive the contract forward.
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a best practice transport operation, ensuring that synergies, efficiencies, savings and improvements are identified and acted upon.
  • Ensuring that the national transport activities are managed effectively, that they meet the customer service level criteria at all time whilst operating within agreed financial parameters.
  • Providing close management of all costs and KPIs of the transport operation, identifying variances and taking appropriate corrective action.
  • Adopting a proactive approach to the role, ensuring ongoing excellence in day-to-day operations.
  • Liaising with customer representatives at a high level, ensuring productive relationships with the client, as well as colleagues and external suppliers and contacts.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all operations consistently meet legal requirements in respect of both transport, employment and Health and Safety legislation, constantly striving to improve Health and Safety within the operations.


The Transport Manager will have the following experience:
  • Extensive transport management experience at a high level in a service driven multi-site operation.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage effectively in the context of a national operation and its associated strategic complexities.
  • Highly developed people management skills, able to demonstrate skills in performance management and motivation of staff.
  • A serious team player with the ability to work successfully in a variety of teams and with a variety of individuals.
  • Must be financially aware and have experience of budgetary control procedures.
  • Be able to demonstrate high level employee relations experience in a unionised environment.
  • Must hold an International CPC.

Job Offer

£40,000 - £42,000 + benefits

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