Transport Manager

England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Up to £28000 per annum
04 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Transport Manager

This company is one of the market leaders in linen rental services to hotels and business throughout Scotland and the North of England. Established more than 100 years ago, this successful company employs over 800 staff. The company currently operates from four plants in Scotland and one in the North East of England.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join their existing Transport Department within their site in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

You will be a positive, enthusiastic, confident professional who is passionate about logistics with a desire to make a lasting impact on their customers and the Company.

General Purpose
The Transport Manager will oversee the day to day operations as well as the distribution and collection of goods associated with the sites, to meet operational, legal and customer requirements. The Transport Manager will be responsible for the Drivers and report directly to the General Manager.

Qualifications required
Valid HGV class 2 License with Driver CPC attained as applicable, National or International CPC. Applicants must be fully computer competent.

Principal Duties
Arrange vehicle and Driver resources to achieve efficient collection and distribution of goods. Continuously liaise with production, service and helpdesk to assist in improving overall plant performance. Plan deliveries and collections as stock level dictate.

- Direct activities relating to dispatch, routing and tracking of transportation vehicles.
- Plan, organise and manage the workload of department to achieve set objectives in a manner consistent with the Company requirements and values.
- Operate distribution within agreed cost structures. Continually strive to reduce operating costs and share best practice within the Company.
- Collaborate with other departments in order to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
- Work with the General Manager & Divisional Fleet Manager to ensure the distribution operation is run in accordance with the Company's Operators License
- Assist with recruitment, induction, employee retention and engagement of Drivers
- Learning and development of current staff through appropriate channels.
- Continually review best practice regarding vehicle and driver safety and efficiencies with a view to reducing costs.
- Monitor Driver's hours to ensure ongoing compliance with the Working Time Directive and specific Drivers Hours' Legislation.
- General HR duties to include payroll, holidays and attendance.
- Ensure that disciplinary issues are investigated and the correct procedures maintained.

Please send CV's.

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