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Regional Transport & Production Manager

Michael Page Logistics have partnered with a leading FMCG distributor in their search for a senior manager operating within their Transport & Supply Chain function across the Ipswich (Bury St. Edmunds), Cambridgeshire and South West (Bristol) locations.

This business are a market leader within their sector with year on year growth expected to continue across 2020. The ideal candidate for this position will be located near Northampton, have operated at a multi-site, regional or national level within Transportation. They will also ideally have experience working with Manufacturing businesses or even having worked within a Manufacturing / Production role for a brief period in their career.


The Regional Transport & Production Manager will:

  • Report to the Supply Chain Director (or similar)
  • Manage key sites across the East Anglia (Bury St. Edmunds), Cambridgeshire and South West (Bristol) regions.
  • Oversee 5-10 direct reports all of Depot Manager, Operations Manager and Transport Manager level.
  • Manage both the Transport and Production operations.
  • Ensure the legal running of a Logistics fleet ranging between 120 - 200 vehicles.
  • Plan and implement the overall business wide Supply Chain vision and strategy.
  • Be a driving force across Sales, Customer Service and Operational teams, driving S&OP.
  • Oversee best practices, KPI's, business change and process & continuous improvement strategies.
  • Chair and participate in key meetings (e.g. daily operations meetings, monthly supply chain reviews, capability reviews, monthly and management business reviews).
  • Be the regional O'licence holder, ensuring effective legal compliance as minimum.
  • Facilitate coordination with the regional manufacturing and distributions operations for optimal capacity planning by using supply point capability review.
  • Ensuring that Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (SMART) principles are applied and objectives identified are included in PDRs and cascaded to all levels of the team.
  • Located near Northampton.


The successful candidate for the Regional Transport & Production Manager will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain, including Production / Manufacturing background.
  • Be Degree educated - Advantageous.
  • Be CPC National and / or International qualified - Essential.
  • Have worked across a Logistics and Production environment previously - Essential.
  • Have managed over 150+ vehicles previously.
  • Have experience of working at a multi-site, regional or national level previously.
  • Have managed a budget in excess of £10M.
  • A knowledge of CI and business change techniques.
  • Be results driven and commercially aware.
  • Be prepared for travel between the East Anglia (Bury St. Edmunds), Cambridgeshire and South West (Bristol) regions.

Job Offer

This role offers:

  • Salary - £70,000 to £75,000
  • Company Car / Car Allowance (£7,500)
  • 10% Company Bonus.
  • Holiday package.
  • Competitive Pension scheme.
  • Private Health care.
  • Plus additional company benefits.
Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
Salary and benefits
Company Car, 10% Bonus
£70000 to £75000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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