Assistant Transport Manager
Monday to Friday - days-based role
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your existing knowledge and experience of managing transport operations in a role where you’ll have the autonomy to manage but with support from the wider business and team? Do you want to join a progressive business who are multiple award winners and place real value on the people they employ?
This role will be responsible for the day to day management of an existing transport operation, working closely with the Transport Manager to:
Ensure the service, image and performance of the transport operation is in line with business expectations
Maximise the profitability of the operation by controlling costs and managing operational requirements whilst ensuring the timely submission of financial data
Ensuring the operation is fully compliant with all legislative, company and customer requirements
Managing the day to day transport operation, altering the daily plan in line with changing demands
Ensuring all customer KPIs and operational deadlines are met and exceeded where possible
Manage accident and incident reporting and investigation
Manage and supply Driver CP training
Recruit, train, motivate and mentor the transport team
This is a fast-moving distribution operation that can be challenging! This role will suit you if you’re passionate about developing your career in the logistics sector and want to join a business where you will receive support and development. In return, you will be prepared to use your existing knowledge and to work hard to achieve results in a committed team environment.
You will have previous experience of managing a busy transport or distribution operation and will have supervised or managed people previously - people management and development should be something you enjoy. You may already have gained your CPC for Transport Managers but, if not, the company will support you in obtaining this.
You’ll be a natural problem-solver and creative thinker, able to work with the existing team to deliver excellent results across the distribution operation. You will also need:
Strong general IT knowledge and capabilities (MS Excel, Word etc). Ideally previous experience of TMS systems.
Excellent team working abilities, able to instill confidence and drive in others
Good knowledge of Health & Safety in transport operations
Great multi-tasking abilities
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with management, drivers and suppliers
Flexibility - the ability to adapt and cope with the unexpected
On offer is the opportunity to join this ambitious, progressive business in a challenging, rewarding role with opportunities to develop further and progress your career.
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