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Transport Manager

Job Title: Transport Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Contact Name: Chris Gradwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Transport Manager
North West - (Lancashire)
£35,000 - £40,000 + Benefits

Role Profile
Based in the North West, Lancashire, our client is a major 3PL company working on behalf of one of the UK's largest FMCG retailers. We are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Team Leader to take shift responsibility for the team of drivers. Reporting to Transport Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day leadership of a team of drivers and agency workers on shift, planning resources to ensure activities are achieved, rota's for the next set period are fully prepared including agency bookings, overtime and holidays to agreed levels if required.

  • Working with the transport management team to ensure the control and monitoring of driver and legal compliance.
  • Ensure the effective planning and utilisation of a fleet of circa 70 vehicles.
  • Maintain systems and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • To ensure Transport (Drivers) is compliant with all aspects of health and safety legislation (working closely with the compliance officer)
  • Overlook the planning to maximise vehicle utilisation
  • Manage the drivers to ensure all customer requirements and Legal requirements are achieved
  • Monitor the shipment screen
  • Control costs
  • Control goods out area/loading and all are recorded
  • Ensure legal compliance for VOSA, WTD and Tachograph legislation& Operators Licence
  • Make sure all deliveries are booked in
  • Fleet servicing and maintenance
  • Authorise outside carrier invoices
  • Produce KPI`S to companies requirements
  • Control drivers and transport office holidays
  • Management responsibility for all drivers
  • To plan transport budget for the finance department
  • Strict compliance with off-hiring and de-hiring of vehicles
  • Direct report of 6 FLM's and circa 100 staff
  • Ensure the effective and timely de-briefing of all drivers.
  • Working collaboratively to identify interventions that can drive improvements through the operation
  • Ensure the effective planning and utilisation of a fleet of circa 70 vehicles.

Skills & Experience
You will be an experienced Transport Manager, possessing a CPC. You must have vast experience with the management of strict policy processes and excellent man-management skills. You must have experience with financial reporting and strict legal compliance.
Client Information
My client is a National leading Delivery Service company who strongly believe in looking after its staff, evidenced in that it invests heavily in staff training and that the majority of the management team have been promoted internally from more junior positions. When my client recruits they want individuals who want to progress within the business.
This vacancy is currently live and if you would like to be considered, please apply now and your CV is forwarded directly to me at Cast UK.

£35,000 - £40,000 + benefits
About Cast UK
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