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Transport Operations Manager

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Transport Operations Manager

Reference2673330001_746341
RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Town/CityNorthamptonshire
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted18 September 2017

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A global Logistics Giant is recruiting a Transport Operations Manager to join their management team in one of their largest UK sites based in the Northampton area.



The Transport Operations Manager is in place to manage the day-to-day Operations and legal compliance of a busy Transport department, whilst supporting the Transport Manager to identify and develop new business growth opportunities from existing Tier 1 clients, by maximising the client and commercial relationship, and growing the client portfolio whilst ensuring operational excellence.



Key Responsibilities
  • Reporting to and working closely with the (depot) Transport Manager to maintain the standard operating model and deputizing in the absence of the Transport Manager.
  • Responsibility for Transport Shift Managers and Fleet Manager
  • Lead the transport operations to ensure the department performance consistently meets the client requirements, in line with the agreed service strategy to their network, through optimizing transport planning, technology, fleet utilization and resource management.
  • Motivate and develop the transport team to ensure engagement, the flow of information provided to them, that they are managed effectively to their operational KPI’s and enabled to achieve their personal goals.
  • Drive a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement by utilising the most appropriate methodology on a consistent basis.
  • Achieve a best in class HSE performance within the operation and that a culture of safety is embedded in everything that we do.
  • Operate in accordance with budgetary requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with Warehouse Team, other internal departments and service providers in partnership with customer



Experience and Qualifications
  • Experience in leading retail transport and haulage operations
  • Excellent commercial acumen and understanding of ‘open/ closed book’ contracts and develops a profit centre approach that is focused on bottom line performance.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to have tough conversations and manage potential conflict whilst maintaining effective communication.
  • Successful in building effective stakeholder relationships with the ability to influence management teams’ thinking to deliver high performance through a culture of accountability and ownership.
  • Knowledge and experience of using information technology and relevant systems to drive performance.
  • Experienced in developing a high performing team
  • Personal resilience, tenacity and motivated by achievement
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • Innovative with an enthusiasm to drive positive growth the development of new and existing initiatives, processes and procedures.

My client is one of the world’s largest logistics businesses, currently going through significant growth in the market place.

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