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7135 - Transport Manager

Our client is an Independent Foodservice Wholesaler supplying multi temperature products to foodservice clients throughout the central belt of the UK.  They are proud of their heritage and their business wide focus on providing excellent customer service.

They are currently seeking a Transport Manager for their depot located in Oxfordshire.   The position is permanent.
They are currently seeking a Transport Manager for their depot located in Oxfordshire.   The position is permanent.
Reporting into the Operations Director and as a key member of the depot management team, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the transport operation which comprises of around 25 Drivers and a fleet of 23 multi-temperature vehicles of variable sizes e.g.

Class 2, 7.5t and 3.5t.
You will be responsible for the day to day the running of the Transport office, control the routes by allocating vehicles and drivers, ensure all routes are loaded and leave on time and monitor and maintain the delivery requirements of our Clients various customers throughout each delivery day.

You will ensure that all Drivers are debriefed on return from daily activity to ascertain if any difficulties were encountered and you will proactively manage any customer service issues raised as part of the debriefing process.
You will have overall responsibility for ensuring all employees act in compliance with our Clients procedures, Department of Transport and Working Time Regulations.

You will promote Health and Safety best practice ensuring regular checks are carried out.

You will be expected to effectively manage resourcing levels through efficient control of absence/holidays and agree targets and standards which support the achievement of the Company’s objectives.
Finally, you will be expected to manage the demands of the operation dealing with problems that may arise in a professional, effective manner whilst ensuring employee communication is regularly monitored. 
You will also provide advice and support to working colleagues in an approachable manner along with ensuring employees are aware and adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
As in any successful management position, the development and motivation of the team around you is essential, as is the on-going strengthening of customer relationships.

Knowledge and Skills:
To succeed, you should have transport supervisory / management experience within a fast moving wholesaling or time sensitive environment, ideally gained within the foodservice sector.
Demonstrating good leadership, communication and motivational skills, you will plan and organize all transport activities, manage all transport staff and forge good working relationships with customers.
You should have in-depth transport supervisory / management experience, coupled with a sound grasp of current practice and transport legislation.
A CPC is not essential but a willingness and commitment to study and gain a CPC is required.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential as you must be able to deal with customer queries.
You should be self-motivated, someone who can inspire others with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities.
You will combine ambition with a flexible outlook and have the ability to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities.
You should possess strong pc skills.
You will be a motivated self-starter with strong team building principles.
You will be flexible and committed to providing excellence in all aspects, with a keen eye for detail.

You should be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach when planning and able to react to day to day challenges.
Ideally you will be someone who has aspirations for career progression.
Finally, you should have the necessary inter-personal skills to effectively work as part of a depot management team.
Basic salary will be around £33,000 - 35,000 per annum depending upon experience.  
Please do not apply for this position unless you are an experienced Transport Manager.
Whilst we would like to respond to all our on-line applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes of applications we receive.
If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks from submitting your application, please assume on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £33k - 35k per year + benefits
  • Location: Oxfordshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: The RPC Group of Companies
  • Contact: Anita Searle
  • Tel: 023 8022 4654
  • Fax: 023 8022 0808
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 7135/2016/TR5726
  • Posted: 2016-07-31 08:15:53 -

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