Transport Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR4094
  • Date Posted: 22 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £38,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Transport Manager - Ready to drive change? Or to take the next step in an exciting career in Logistics? If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving operational excellence in logistics, we want to hear from you!

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, commercially minded Transport Manager to join their team on a permanent basis in their office based in Woolpit, Suffolk.

This company set high standards for themselves and expect the same from their employees. They are one of Suffolk’s leading road hauliers established in 1932, they are a family-owned business that is employee and customer focused and believe in “Going the extra mile….” They deliver palletised and trolley-based freight both locally and nationally and they pride themselves on delivering exceptional quality, innovation, and efficiency in every aspect of their operations.

Fantastic company benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary: On offer is a salary up to £45, 000 per annum.
  • Holiday: 20 days per year.
  • Pension: company pension scheme available.
  • Employee extras such as: Opportunities for professional growth and development, collaborative and inclusive work environment, Profit Share Scheme, Performance Bonus, Attendance Bonus (additional days holiday) Cycle to Work Scheme, Company events.

About the role:

You will be responsible for overseeing and optimising our Transport operation, comprising of 60 vehicles, 70+ drivers and 8 staff. Maximising revenue to lead our Woolpit fleet in delivering exceptional results. You will be responsible for managing costs, developing the operations team, and ensuring the LGV workforce is fully trained and equipped to meet customer needs.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the daily scheduling and dispatching of a fleet of HGVs.
  • Support a team of HGV drivers in line with company values and culture.
  • Develop and grow the customer base to increase weekly vehicle revenue.
  • Monitor and track profitability of operations against financial targets.
  • Promote company services and represent the brand as an ambassador.
  • Ensure vehicle revenue and customer service levels are maintained at high standards.
  • Maintain safety, health, and compliance standards, including Driver hours, Working Time Directive (WTD) regulations.

About you:

Previous experience as a traffic operator with good knowledge of the general haulage market. You will need a minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role. Proven track record in commercial operations, preferably in a supply chain or logistics environment.  Knowledge of pallet networks and/or general distribution. Hold a transport management CPC.

You need to be a flexible and agile individual with a strong personality who can motivate and develop a team. You'll be a role model, leading by example and always willing to go the extra mile. Along with excellent organisational skills, you'll be able to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively. Proficiency in MS Office and TMS is also essential.

Join them in shaping the future of their logistics operations and contributing to our continued success. To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

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