Transportation Management is a demanding job, with requirements to be on call out of hours and on weekends in case any urgent matter arises, but it is, however, a rewarding job in a fast paced environment.
If approached dynamically with innovation and enthusiasm, Transportation Management can be greatly fulfilling, providing experience of a high-pressured environment with an array of varied tasks and duties from people management to ensuring the maintenance of vehicles and transport legislation.
What does a Transport Manager job description include?
The Transport Manager is responsible for getting the correct quantities of products to their required location within the given time limit and as a result must effectively organise and manage a team of drivers and vehicles.
As a Transport Manager, you will be responsible for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital. These communication skills are also vital in the development of customer relationships, managing questions and complaints calmly and decisively.
The Transport Manager is responsible for organising and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks and adhering to both company and statutory requirements.
The Transport Manager must also be involved in strategic development and the maintaining of any administrative records, regularly communicating with the delivery manager to ensure smooth operation.
You must also be aware of all transport legislation and procedures to ensure company compliance.
Key skills and qualifications of a Transport Manager:
You may be required to hold relevant qualifications relevant to Transportation Management, including a National CPC.
A Transport Manager requires knowledge and understanding of all areas of the supply chain, budgets and financial controls, legislation and relevant fleet controls.
You must be able to efficiently work within a high volume transport operation.
A Transport Manager requires strong communication and people management skills being able to cultivate strong business relationships on multiple levels.
You must have a sound understanding of basic accountancy and be numeric as this position requires involvement in managing budgets and the calculation weights and measures.
Due to the high level of machinery and the importance of time constraints, a Transport Manager must also be safety conscious with a full knowledge of the transport operations and maintenance and be detail conscious with regards to the vehicles themselves and route planning.
You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
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