Senior Transport Controller

Freight Personnel
£26k - £30k pa
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
A FANTASTIC opportunity has arisen to work for one of UK's largest Transport and Distribution companies.

The SENIOR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER role working on this large companies sub-contract division, based in RUGBY offers fantastic and rapid career prospects for the right individual, with the right attitude to work, learn and develop.

Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
Contract Type: Full Time (Permanent)
Shift Pattern: Days, Monday - Friday

My client is look to expand the team by recruiting a Senior Traffic controller based in Rugby. who will be responsible for managing a team of 7 transport planners and 12 operations support staff.

The successful individual will manage this team along with another two senior traffic controllers. The role is actually the level of a Transport Supervisor and would suit individuals who have previous experience at this level or are ready for the step up in responsibility.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include:

- Operations - Collate Daily plans from internal company sites for subcontraction.
- Operations - Plan utilising the companies systems and communicate plans to sites & suppliers.
- Operations - liase with haulage subcontractors daily to ensure service requirements are met.
- Operations - ensure timely & accurate issue reporting in line with individual contract/contractual requirements.
- Operations - Ensure all CSD Planning duties are completed each day.
- Operations - Ensure CSD planners source appropriate solutions based on service performance and profitability.
- Operations - Effective management of Planning and Operational Support team. Working closely with Regional Controllers to ensure indiviual reviews, PDPs and all HR requirements are completed for all team members.

- Customer Service - ensure effective communications at all times with all stakeholders
- Team Working - work in collaboration with colleagues at all levels within our client to achieve results.
- Process Improvement - monitor and recommend improvements for CSD customers.
- Operations - Ensure CSD team are fully trained on all customer requirements and processes.
- Operations - Effective management of operational issues & utilising problem solving skills. The ability to make sound decisions quickly and escalate to Regional Controllers where appropriate. - Operations - Be flexible regarding shift patterns in the event of absence and provding on-call support with operational matters. - Interpret and analyse at a high level financial data and understand financial terminology (EBIT, revenue, cost, margin etc)
- Projects - support role out of new processes and systems such as CFX.
- Support Regional Controllers and PCM team with procurement of new hauliers.
- Projects - As required, support Regional Controllers with the migration of our clients accounts to CSD.
- Motivate team members to perform to the highest standards
- Ensure compliance with all HR requirements - PDP's, RTW's, sickness reporting, disciplinaries, etc.
- Monitor and improve the team's performance through regular feedback and management tools
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

- Good understanding of UK & Ireland divisional structure
- Working knowledge of CFX and all Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
- Understanding of transport commercials, Open and Closed Book
- Understanding of current UK haulage market and practrices
- Previous experience in a transport operational environment
- Good working geographical knowledge of UK & Irish road networks
- Good knowledge of geography of our clients UK sites and haulier operating regions
- Educated to High school/College minimum
- CPC an advantage
- Knowledge of Transport Management systems and Telematics

What will you get in return?
As a part of a growing Company you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE