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Regional Transport Manager

A leading UK distributor supplying to both retail and wholesale customers. They have experienced increased volumes over the last 2 years and expectations are that growth will continue through 2021.


The Regional Transport manager - based in Hertfordshire will be responsible for...

  • The leadership of a large team of drivers, administrators and managers managing both a primary and secondary transport network.
  • Ensure that transport labour costs fall within budget and monitor through the implementation of robust control mechanisms.
  • Monitor vehicle running costs and investigate when costs are above expected threshold.
  • Ensure robust mechanisms are in place for effective management of driver payments.
  • The making of arrangements to ensure that drivers comply with hours and tachograph rules and with speed limits.
  • The maintenance of the vehicles, including the inspection of vehicles at the appropriate time and the action taken to remedy defects found.
  • To ensure a system is in place for the reporting and recording of vehicle defects by drivers and thereafter the timely rectification of defects reported.
  • To ensure compilation and the accuracy of all service and maintenance records
  • To ensure that vehicle/s are not overloaded. To show due diligence regular weighing of vehicles/trailers
  • To carry out monthly checks of vehicles/trailers.
  • Ensure all customer deliveries are made in the prescribed manner.
  • Prepare and manage driver rotas to ensure trained cover for absence and appropriate vehicles are available.
  • Ensure all documentation is filled in line with statutory requirements.
  • Management of fuel spend.
  • Monitor and develop Fleet performance, maintenance plans.
  • Facilitate the completion of quarterly fleet audits and ensure issues are addressed through the execution of an action plan.
  • Investigate customer services issues, provide prompt feedback and implement remedial actions to prevent similar issues.
  • Ensure the department meets all H&S requirements and team members are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Take appropriate steps to maintain IIP accreditation, agreeing clear objectives for direct reports and monitoring performance through annual appraisal process as per company guidelines.
  • Take responsibility for all areas of people management for direct reports including coaching and nurturing talent and motivating the team through effective leadership.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to colleagues in areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with management colleagues to drive efficiency's across the operation promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • On occasion assume responsibility for full operation in the General Managers absence.


The Regional Transport manager will have...

  • CPC holder essential.
  • Experience of managing large teams including at various locations.
  • Experience of managing managers as direct reports.
  • Previous experience of managing a team in achievement of business goals
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office with the confidence to learn other systems
  • Suits an individual who is organised, analytical, structural, independent, tenacious and comfortable in communicating with others
  • Intermediate Numeracy and Literacy
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Cultural change and development experience is beneficial

Job Offer

The successful Regional Transport manager will receive...

  • A salary of £50,000-£55,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car/ allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25+8 Days Holiday
Michael Page Logistics
JN -112020-1242380
Job Category
Job Type
Salary and benefits
Car allowance, bonus
£45000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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