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Transport Operations Manager

A leading 3PL distributor, based in Leicester are actively strengthening their Transport division for a new contract win for a key UK based client. This role will work on a dedicated account across a single site in Leicester, reporting into the Regional Transport Manager.

My client are seeking somebody with good commercial acumen with the ability to control a £1M budget whilst looking to proactively grow their footprint. The position offers the right person a great package, a rewarding and enjoyable working environment and fantastic opportunities to progress within the company.


The role of the Transport Operations Manager will be to:

  • Report to the Regional Transport Manager.
  • Hold the O'licence for the site.
  • Responsible for all operational UK Transport from site.
  • Responsible for fleet a team of 25+ drivers.
  • Fully accountable for the day to day running of the transport function.
  • Management of planning, organise and supervise the activities and resources of the Distribution Team across the UK.
  • To be fully accountable to ensure that the sites are legally compliant at all times, this will include servicing & maintenance, driver's hours, tacho downloads both driver and vehicle unit along with all training - drivers CPC, MHE and manual handling.
  • Accountable for achieving agreed KPI's and Business Targets by maintaining and monitoring the effectiveness of deliveries.
  • Manage and work with the teams at the sites to control discipline, attendance and performance levels - service and cost, are in line with Company policy, expectations and transport regulations and legislation.
  • Interaction with internal colleagues in internal sales functions and external agencies/contractors/ fleet operators.
  • Be commutable to Leicester.


The successful candidate for the Transport Operations Manager position will have the following skills and experiences:

  • A Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background.
  • Be CPC National and / or International qualified (Essential)
  • 3+ Years Transport Management experience at ideally Transport Manager level.
  • Have managed in excess of 20 drivers previously.
  • Experienced in managing P&L's - Open & Closed Book.
  • Have a good understanding of legal compliance, drivers hours and WTD's.
  • Experienced within both bulk and multi-drop environments and operations.
  • Have great communication skills both written and verbal.

Job Offer

This role offers:

  • Salary - £33,000 - £36,000.
  • Company Bonus.
  • Pension Contributions.
  • Holiday Allowances.
  • Plus additional company benefits.
Michael Page Logistics
JN -102020-1236796
Job Category
Job Type
£33000 to £36000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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