Transport Operations Manager

Reference

JD-FC-09

Job Title

Transport Managers, Transport Management & related

Salary

£50,000 Per Annum

Benefits

+ Excellent Benefits

Town/City

Corby

Contract Type

Permanent

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Transport Operations Manager

C£50k + Excellent Benefits

Northamptonshire

 

Our client is a Global FMCG Distributor and we are delighted to assist them in their search for an experienced Transport professional as they look to recruit a Transport Operations Manager at their site in Corby on a Monday to Friday basis (0600hrs – 1800hrs).

 

Reporting into the Head of Transport, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the busy Transport operation, with a fleet size of 50 Units, 100 Trailers and 70 Drivers. The site operates mainly on a single drop basis, with some multi-drop to select customers.  

 

Key Accountabilities as Transport Operations Manager:

 

Manage the daily operations of the transport department, overseeing the movement of approximately 10,000 pallets per week.Lead a team of drivers and support staff, providing guidance, training, and support as needed.Ensure compliance with drivers' hours and Working Time Directive (WTD) regulations.Deal with the employee relations issues, namely, disciplinary, grievance and absence procedures when necessary, maintaining a safe and productive work environment.Utilise Excel, Falcon, and Tachomaster systems to track and analyse operational data.Monitor and manage key performance indicators (KPIs), taking proactive measures to achieve targets and improve performance.Work collaboratively with other departments to optimise fleet utilisation and meet customer demands.Develop and implement strategies to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and maximise profitability.Maintain a hands-on approach, actively participating in daily operations and providing leadership to the team.Demonstrate strong organisational and time management skills, effectively prioritising tasks and managing resources.

 

The Ideal Person for the Transport Operations Manager role:

CPC holder and O license required.Minimum of 3 years of experience in operations management or similar roles within the transportation industry.Proven track record of successfully managing a large fleet.Strong knowledge of drivers' hours and WTD regulations.Proficiency in Excel, Falcon, and Tachomaster systems.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and develop a diverse team.Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.Flexibility to work additional hours, including weekends, as needed.Knowledge and ability to deal with employee relations issues such as disciplinary, grievance and absence management.

This is a fantastic opportunity – we look forward to your application.

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