Whether a business is supplying stock to corporate customers or as part of a home delivery service, the Transport Manager is responsible for ensuring orders get delivered safely, efficiently and on time.
Of course, the role will vary from company to company, but in most cases, this will involve developing best practice procedures, implementing guidelines and continually monitoring and analysing key performance indicators to ensure customer satisfaction.
Tasks may include investigating incidents, providing briefings and reporting to stakeholders on a regular basis. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all activities adhere to legal requirements and company policies.
In addition, as a Transport Manager, you will be in charge of a team, so it’s likely the job will encompass scheduling staff, motivating the team and providing relevant training and coaching. Interviewing potential new team members and carrying out regular performance reviews may also be part of your job remit.
If you’re applying for a role as a Transport Manager, excellent communication skills are a must and you should be capable of leading a team in a sometimes stressful and always busy working environment.
A strong understanding of the systems and software used in the day-to-day job can also be also beneficial.
Finally, a customer-focussed attitude is essential and you should always be looking for ways to improve efficiencies and drive performance to a higher level.
Here at Cast UK, our recruitment consultants are committed to making the best match for each vacancy. Our experience within the realm of procurement, supply chain and logistics is second-to-none and every member of our team has worked in the industry themselves.
We work with clients and candidates in locations across the country to match the best talent to every role and we will work with you to find a role that suits your qualifications and long-term objectives.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Transport Manager for your business or find you a job as a Transport Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
A town located in Wiltshire, around halfway between Bristol and Reading, Swindon is a busy place with lots of opportunity for those seeking Transport Manager vacancies.
The town's early history goes back to a Saxon settlement that was called Suindune in the Domesday Book. For hundreds of years, it mainly subsisted as a market town, with the trade of cattle, corn and other agricultural produce, as well as horse sales.
During the 19th century, the area was known for its railway works, which built and repaired locomotives for the Great Western Railway - a train company that connected the south-west and Wales to London's Paddington Station.
Today, Swindon's economy is mainly based in the retail and service sector and there are a number of large shopping centres in the region.
The town is also home to several big businesses. For instance, Honda and BMW/Mini both have manufacturing sites in the area, while W H Smith's distribution centre and headquarters are also situated in Swindon.
Other companies based in Swindon or with major facilities in the vicinity include Motorola, Dolby, Intel, Nationwide Building Society, Arval and the National Trust.
What's more, Swindon is home to a book depository for Oxford's Bodleian library. The facility has 153 miles of shelving and enough space to house an estimated eight million tomes.
As one of the country's leading recruitment consultancies for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, Cast UK is ideally placed to help you find your next Transport Manager position.
Our team of industry experts endeavour to find the best talent for every vacancy and we will work with you to provide the advice and assistance you need to secure the right job for your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Swindon or source a new job in Swindon then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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