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Transport Manager

Our client is a leading logistics provider.


The role of Transport Manager will be based at our clients site in West Kent. You will be responsible for delivering exceptional levels of customer service whilst ensuring that our clients customers receive the right product, at the right place, at the right time. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure Health and Safety compliance and promotion at all times within the contract
  • Ensure a positive customer experience is delivered on each and every delivery
  • Ensure colleagues are briefed at the start of every shift to communicate planned requirements and provide information on performance, company news and procedures
  • To ensure drivers are legally compliant (including WTD) at all times and address issues of lack of conformance through the appropriate disciplinary channels
  • To proactively motivate colleagues to achieve planned targets and deadlines by providing guidance and encouragement
  • Help control costs to meet both budget and flexed budget
  • Analyse reports against key performance indicators and advise on action to improve results
  • Monitor performance, timekeeping, attendance, overtime and sickness levels of individual colleagues and action as per procedures
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are maintained to ensure success against key performance indicators and take corrective action where required, as per the current procedure
  • Conduct absence reviews, disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings as required and in line with current procedures
  • Implementation and maintenance of best practice value to all aspects of the business with a view to continually improving working practice, profit and efficiency
  • Lead, motivate, train and develop the team and ensure consistent full utilisation of resources is achieved
  • Complete regular performance reviews with direct reports and implement improvement action plans where required


The successful Transport Manager will live within a commuting distance of West Kent and be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Transport management experience ideally gained within a fast paced, retail distribution environment
  • CPC holder - International
  • Excellent team building, leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and the ability to implement change as required
  • Be able to respond to seasonal customer demand and see the customer's business from their perspective
  • An understanding of budgetary implications and their impact on operational KPIs
  • Experience of Transport Management Systems and Microsoft Office applications

Job Offer

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
£40000 to £50000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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