Transport Manager

  • Location:

    Skelmersdale, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Wilson

  • Contact email:

    john.wilson@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/506294

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-27

  • Startdate:

    27/11/2018 14:11:44

Transport Manager

£28,000 - £32,000

Skelmersdale

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 17:30

Key Responsibilities:-

  • To ensure optimal routing and execution within the transport department.
  • Ensuring company compliance of all transport policies and legislation.
  • Review and recommend any course of action required as a result of any changes in legislation.
  • Organising driver vehicle checks.
  • Management of costs related to transport operations.
  • You will need to be a strong people manager who can ensure effective teamwork within the transport department. It is also important that you have a customer centric approach with the ability to balance service vs. cost.
  • To ensure supervision, development and training of all staff within the department utilising a formalised regular review process.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with colleagues in other areas of the business.
  • To build upon relationships with customers.
  • Problem resolution.
  • In addition to the day to day management of the transport department, you will proactively support senior Directors with future strategy and development opportunities.

Required Skills:-

  • CPC holder (desirable)
  • Previous experience within a management position within a fast paced transport operation
  • General Haulage & pallet network experience (desirable)
  • Able to operate effectively in a high volume service driven transport operation.
  • Possessing a good understanding of all relevant legal compliance and fleet controls.
  • Experience of Planning and Routing systems.
  • Ability to analyse data.
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications ( word,excel,PowerPoint)
  • Decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • Some previous experience in dealing with a vehicle maintenance unit in achieving high standards of service levels.
  • Previous experience of dealing with customer requirements.
  • Project involvement and introducing change.
  • Shift working experience.
  • Good understanding of stock receiving/control in general haulage.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement process.
  • Time management abilities (both self and others)
  • Experience of close liaison with a VMU to ensure high standards of service.
  • Management of third party freight providers.
  • Experience in staff training/development.

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