Transport Manager

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    John Wilson

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    6 months ago

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    30/11/2018 15:35:24

Transport Manager

Shipping Sector

Liverpool, City Centre

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Highly Competitive Salary

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Ensure department achieves recognised levels of productivity in relation to operational functions and meets customer satisfaction.
  • Guarantee Transport Orders are completed by the team within a timely manner.
  • Review productivity on the team and align with appropriate headcount and team structure.
  • Ensure operations are run within KPI parameters and develop/maintain relevant KPI reporting tools.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of internal systems and services as well as legislation & maritime regulations.
  • Perform appraisals/review meetings with Team Leader and ensure there team member(s) are engaged within the business with relevant training and development, objectives and career development plans in place.
  • Ensure all appraisals/review meetings take place for all Transport department via Team Leader.
  • Develop inter-departmental communication and work with the Senior Management team.
  • Develop close links with Head Office, Overseas Agencies, Suppliers and Customers.
  • Attend regular off site meetings with suppliers for service review and provide relevant updates.
  • Produce Ad-Hoc reporting and carry out investigations for Senior Management.
  • Regular review of processes and procedures and implementation of improvement strategies.
  • Develop team members to meet agreed objectives and support them with their career aspirations. This would form part of an ongoing talent management and succession strategy.
  • Effectively communicate change and other business updates to the organisation.
  • Ensure all policies within the employee handbook are followed and employees are managed effectively to foster a conducive and healthy work environment.
  • Handle issues/problem solving at a Management level dependant on risk/value of costs involved.
  • Identify, lead and manage strategic projects to support the growth and development of the business.
  • Ensure Transport Planners are maximising multi-transport modes and routing the services with the best match backs for Import and Export (where possible).
  • Know and understand the financial budget and optimise contract trucks, AM/PM loads, match backs etc. are completed to maximise the profit for the business.
  • Forecast future transport capacity needs in accordance with the business strategy needs.
  • Maintain Tariffs, Service Agreements and Contracts for all vendors.
  • Ensure good communication is in place when reporting failures/late runners to the relevant departments within a timely manner.
  • Manage the performance of the Transport Administrators and planners to ensure they are working in line with their day to day functions.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of internal/external systems (including logistic platforms) and services, as well as legislation & maritime regulations.
  • Any other tasks deemed relevant to the job and grade as required by the business.

Key Skills & Attributes:-

  • Extensive Shipping and Transport experience (Essential)
  • Management & Leadership Skills - People Development Experience (Essential)
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills - Telephone, email etiquette and face to face
  • Excellent organisational skills at both a strategic & operational level
  • Capability to work under pressure
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Create and sustain team morale - build enthusiasm
  • Self-motivated & organised
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Graduate level in Shipping/Freight/Business Management (Essential)
  • Thorough knowledge of shipping process, procedures, rules & regulations
  • Ability to delegate and empower employees, whilst balancing the need to support and coach when assistance is required
  • Computer literate and capable of producing reports and analysis of data

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