Transport Operations Manager

£32945.00 per annum
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Transport Manager Our client a well established leader in the logistics market is recruiting for a Transport Operations Manager on a permanent basis. The role holder will be responsible for but not limited to the following: -Manage the Depot Transport staff to deliver efficient Traffic plans to enable delivery of products to customers within agreed service levels. - Reduce non contract maintenance and damage spends through the use of vehicle passports, daily confirmation of spend, in conjunction with other depots. - Ensure all Fleet is utilised to the maximum capacity. - Carry out frequent audits and manage the workload of staff. - Motivate and develop the team through the use of personal development plans. - Ensure all staff are fully trained and have the correct equipment. - Ensure that the Transport team comply with all relevant statutes and regulations. - Communicate with 3rd Party hauliers in regard to monitor and control of all reported defects. - Check and approve maintenance related invoices. - Ensure annual MOTs and weekly services on all fleet equipment are carried out on time. - Monitor Audit and Control suppliers. - Attend Monthly Customer review meetings in the absence of the Transport Manager. - Accountable for all tasks that the Transport Manager delegates to the team - Responsible for communication throughout department ensuring that team briefings include KPIs for staff accountability. - Propose, agree and implement service improvements with customers in conjunction with other areas of the business - Generate and implement ideas with regards to staff and operational changes, which will help drive continuous improvement. - Ensure a secure and safe environment for staff, both in your department and across the wider business. - Be responsible for the Transport Budget, to include various KPI's and costs. - Support the company in regard to reducing its carbon footprint, for example reducing road miles. - Good commercial knowledge of transport operations including experience of operating in a closed book - shared user environment - 24/7 operational accountability. - Ability to deputise for the Transport Manager. Competence Requirements: - Previous supervisory experience within a FMCG environment - Planning and organising skills with a high level of numeracy. - Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to influence and steer. - Leadership and motivational qualities and proven experience of building a team. - An effective communicator at all levels, good verbal and written skills. - Personal motivation and confidence resulting in a positive impact. - Genuine team player, a firm and confident manager who is skilled at setting clear objectives and motivating their team. - Highly tolerant of change - able to work within an evolving organisation. - Ability to challenge the status quo and drive changes in the business. - Able to thrive in a highly competitive and demanding environment. - Commercially focused, consumer orientated and customer service driven. - Problem solving in a pressurised environment - National and International CPC qualification - desirable. Shifts: 09:00-17:00 Mon to Fri What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at This job was originally posted as