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Transport Manager

Location: AYLESFORD, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 30,000-30,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 7
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-417514

I have an Excellent opportunity for a Transport Manager to join the management team within a company I am working with based in Aylesford. Working as part of their excellent Customer Experience Team you are responsible for the highest level of service delivery to their valued customers

Managing and controlling with autonomy, the transport function for this company in terms of compliance, distribution, and the team within prescribed KPI’s, budgets and statutory requirements.

The role will involve

-       Produce a monthly management report detailing all essential aspects of the transport functions performance.

-       To manage, audit and review compliance systems to ensure that they are effective.

-       To review any shortcomings such as prohibitions and/or annual test failures.

-       To ensure that relevant changes are notified in accordance with operator licence requirements.

-       To keep up to date on relevant changes in standards and legislation.

-       Manage the distribution of goods for the educational supplies division, ensuring work is completed to the quality levels expected and within prescribed KPI’s and budget levels.

-       Liaise closely with the third party carriers, ensuring that processes are adhered to and costs maintained within agreed parameters.

-       Be the nominated “O” License holder for the division.

-       Manage the distribution of goods outside of the UK (e.g. Channel Islands), ensuring all documentation is in place and regularly reviewing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the carrier used.

-       Source drivers and vehicles from agencies when required.

-       Utilise vehicle tracking and vehicle performance data to ensure cost effectiveness and driver efficiency is always maintained.

-       Actively promote the company distribution service in order to generate additional income from any spare resource.

-       Address any staff related issues around performance and/or attendance and deal with these in accordance with company policies

-       Manage the recruitment process for all vacancies within Transport Team.

-       Continually review and adapt all processes and procedures to ensure that operational efficiency and effectiveness is maintained at all times.

-       Responsible for driver's administration, management, and operations, vehicle management and Health, Safety & Wellbeing.

Essential Criteria:

- Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence in National Road Transport 

- Experience with managing customer expectations and handling difficult situations or complaints, ensuring resolutions are found.

- Able to identify risks and opportunities in both the short- and longer-term ensuring business objectives are being met 

- Ability to drive forward a positive health and safety culture 

- Ability to contribute effectively as a business manager to assist in shaping and developing the organisation for the future. 

- Excellent IT skills understanding the use and functions of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel. 

- Highly organised and pragmatic with the ability to manage and prioritise conflicting work loads including working to deadlines ensuring these are met

- Experience in management of a transport operation desirable

- Experience of Optrak routing software or similar product desirable

- Experience of FTA Vision Tachograph download software or similar desirable

If you are interested please apply with your updated CV

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