Transport Manager

£26000 - £30000 per annum
30 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Transport Manager Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum Location: Southampton - Commutable from Dorset, Wiltshire and Berkshire. If required, undertake Transport planning on a daily basis to ensure that the appropriate fleet is deployed to meet customer service requirements. Assign work to the drivers and mates (if required), maximising both vehicle and manpower utilisation. Follow up on actual driver & mate performance and take corrective action as required. Ensure drivers and mates adhere to best practice and the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), using them to plan and lead working practices. To regularly review delivery routes to identify improvements to customer service whilst minimising costs of delivery. To complete processing of pick lists, despatch notes and load sheets in accordance with depot procedures To carry out suitable Induction & H&S training for all new entrants & refresher training, as required, for all existing staff . To ensure that a comprehensive program of training is identified & implemented to meet all existing H&S requirements. To manage a program that provides realistic & suitable H&S drop risk assessments (DRAs) for all customer's outlets & make recommendations as to any action required to reduce risks to delivery crews. To ensure that all drivers and mates are fully aware of and comply with all relevant Health & Safety and Fire regulations. To ensure that all vehicles and associated equipment are operated in the appropriate and safe manner and check that all vehicles that have had defects, are actioned in a timely manner. Raise Purchase Orders (POs) for repairs, as required and is appropriate. Prepare driver tachographs for monthly analysis and ensure drivers work within all Legal requirements of Drivers Hours & Working time Directives. Ensure that all transport statistics are produced in a timely fashion for internal and external consumption. To debrief all drivers on a daily basis checking that all paperwork has been returned and completed with in depot guide lines and to compile errors on a daily basis. To communicate to all crews on a regular basis and act as the first point of contact for all drivers and mates, ensuring a speedy response and resolution to any issues, referring to the Depot Manager where appropriate. To monitor and take appropriate action with regard to high levels of sickness/absence. To carry out investigations and/or disciplinary hearings as and when required. Monitior, maintain and manage Smartdrive information. JOB REQUIREMENTS Previous experience of distribution/transport Experience of load planning desirable Minimum GCSEs grade C inc Maths & English or equivalent qualification/experience Transport Office Experience Customer Service Skills Good IT Skills Experience Of Managing People Knowledge Of EU Drivers Hours Regulations CPCNational (Preferred but not essential) Experience Of Planning Systems would be advantageous Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds. This job was originally posted as