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Transport General Manager

Michael Page have exclusively partnered with a leading 3PL business in their search for a Transport General Manager, based at their Peterborough DC.

This company have experienced huge periods of growth over the last 3 years, with no sign of letting up anytime soon. After a big contract win being announced, their operation needs strengthening at a senior level to oversee their day to day operations and the company's strategic plans for the next 24 month.

This role has a clear progression route to an Operations Director level for the right person.


The Transport General Manager will be responsible for:

  • Reporting into the Operations Director (or similar).
  • Managing a team of c.50+ drivers, along with the Transport supervisory, planning and administration teams.
  • Ensuring key performance Indicators (KPIs) are achieved, including service and financial targets.
  • Overseeing the companies continuous improvement and process improvement initiatives / projects.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory and Company safety standards.
  • Managing the transport budget; taking corrective action where costs are greater than either the budget or volumes allow, and develop continuous improvement programmes.
  • Reviewing, maintaining & updating training logs ensuring all staff are available & attend training courses as & when required.
  • Complete thorough driver trip Debriefs and manage poor performing drivers.
  • Managing drivers hours & ensure legal compliance as per the Working Time Directive & Drivers hours
    Using the Gateway system to maintain drivers hours records and Tachographs to include uploads of vehicles & drivers within the required time limits, collate and send charts/envelopes to FTA for analysis.
  • Ensure vehicles are available for scheduled maintenance & MOT, with an appropriate replacement to meet the business demand.
  • Carryout driving licence, ADR certificate, CPC card checks at the appropriate time. Maintain & review driving licence records.
  • Be commutable to Peterborough.


The successful Transport General Manager will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background.
  • Be CPC National / CPC Internationally qualified.
  • Have a minimum of 3+ years Transport Management experience.
  • Have managed in excess of 50+ drivers previously.
  • Have managed budget in excess of £5M.
  • Have worked within a 3PL / Food / FMCG environment previously - advantageous but not essential.
  • Be commercial aware and results driven.

This person will have likely worked within a; Transport Manager, Transport Operations Manager, Logistics Manager, Depot Manager, Site Manager, Transport General Manager, General Manager, Regional Transport Manager or Head of Logistics role previously.

Job Offer

This role offers:

  • £45,000 to £55,000 - Depending on experience.
  • Company Bonus scheme.
  • Company Pension scheme.
  • 25 Days + 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Additional Company benefits.
Michael Page Logistics
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Salary and benefits
£45000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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