Transport Manager

32000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Transport Manager who can take accountability for our clients fleet of HGV vehicles within designated business models including General Haulage and Regional Rigids, ensuring that freight is transported on time and in full around the UK


Companies vehicles are roadworthy

Traffic and drivers hour rules

Company being compliant and maintains its double DVSA operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

Key Responsibilities:

Effectively manage a team of HGV drivers, organising traffic planning routes to ensure optimum service delivery and profitability (OTIF).
Effectively control costs to ensure maximum profitability and fleet utilisation KPI's including minimised use of Agency staff and planning employed drivers effectively including holiday management.
Ensure plans are aligned to Driver working hours legislation in accordance with UK and EU regulations.
Maintain a proactive philosophy within a flexible teamwork-based environment and ensure that a positive working culture is in place and remains in place by proper and systematic planning.
Complete Driver and Planner performance reviews, set objectives liaising with HR.
Manage expectations of the Company to ensure that drivers are effectively using in-cab technology and obtain electronic PODs and other related paperwork.
Manage planners and act as escalation for arising issues as necessary to ensure deliveries and collections are in accordance with the customer SLA's.
Cooperate with the DVSA as required.
Utilise and develop the use of Company traffic management and Driver telematics systems.
Produce operational reports and manage KPI's and submit to Head of Transport as required.
Action any other elements to fulfil the operational needs of the business.
Identify potential business opportunities and refer to the sales team.
Ensure that drivers are properly trained and competent to operate all relevant vehicles and equipment.
Ensure that all required records are made properly and kept for the required period.

Person Specification:

Must possess full Certificate of Professional Competence qualification (CPC)
Ability to demonstrate excellent experience managing transport management systems and fleet utilisation.
Proven experience in planning and freight transportation and good UK geographical knowledge.
Experience of working with a diverse customer base including influencing and negotiation capabilities
Polite, courteous, respectful and helpful.
Good written, oral communication and analytical skills.
Ability to work flexibility to meet customer demand.
Have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people and customers and drivers.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Prepared to develop own skills and training.
Ability to adapt to rising situations.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

Desirable - Proven track record of CPD would be advantageous.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: GBP35,000.00 per year


Monday to Friday
some weekends as and when needed

2 years Transport Manager experience needed