Job Title: Transport Manager
Salary: £60,000 – £65,000 per annum
Job Reference: HB7442
Are you an experienced Transport Manager looking for a new opportunity to lead and develop a transport function? We have an exciting position available with our client, a leading FMCG company where you will be responsible for ensuring efficient and cost-effective management of personnel and fleet. You will contribute to the successful delivery of customer products while promoting a culture of health and safety, compliance, continuous improvement, and prudent cost management.
* Ensure vehicles are dispatched and routed correctly to meet customer delivery requirements.
* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other sites and departments, fostering clear communication channels.
* Lead the development and training of your team, ensuring they receive appropriate support and development for succession planning.
* Act as the primary representative of the transport function within sites.
* Ensure compliance with budgetary, service, security, stock integrity, health and safety, and other legal requirements, including adherence to food safety standards (BRC).
* Identify and address operational transport issues and potential problems, driving them to resolution.
* Ensure compliance with all transport policies, legislation, and procedures.
* Identify proactive opportunities to improve the plan and DOT performance.
* Create staff rotas to cover holidays and maintain cross-functional knowledge among team members.
* Collaborate with the Strategic Planning Manager on all operational changes.
* Operate transport according to company ‘O license’ requirements.
* Monitor and control cost per pallet between transport and planning to remain within budget
Skills and Experience:
* Extensive transport management experience in a fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated ownership of personal and team performance.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Ability to work under time-sensitive deadlines and prioritize tasks effectively.
* Understanding of a target-driven environment and ability to manage costs, revenues, and profit within the transport context.
* Comprehensive knowledge of Transport and Planning Management Systems.
* National and international CPC qualification.
* Proven track record of running a fully compliant transport operation.
* Strong leadership and communication skills.
* Familiarity with vehicle telematics and understanding of different systems’ pros and cons.
* Experience in working with KPIs to drive process improvements.
* Strong numeracy and IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Transport Management Systems).
* Willingness to challenge established practices and contribute fresh ideas.
If you are a highly motivated Transport Manager with a passion for operational excellence, we invite you to apply for this position.
If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements, please get in touch with Chris Beal at chris.beal@hendbrown or call on 07795484332 for more information.