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Transport Manager

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  • Posted:18th March, 2024
  • Sector:Moving Services
  • Location:Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17334
  • Salary:Competitive

Our Somerset based client is seeking a proactive and solution-focused individual to assume the role of Transport Manager. This role requires a hands-on approach to daily transport planning, aimed at boosting operational efficiency and profitability through the optimisation of the vehicle fleet and staff coordination. The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in liaising with various departments, including transport, workshops, sales, and management, to ensure high vehicle standards, adherence to maintenance schedules, and regulatory compliance are maintained.

Transport Manager Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and implement solutions to operational challenges, thereby enhancing the company's efficiency and profitability.
  • Manage daily fleet operations, including transport planning, to guarantee optimal performance and profitability.
  • Work collaboratively with the transport team, workshops, sales, and management to maintain vehicle standards, maintenance, staffing needs, and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure that vehicles meet the company's standards and liaise with contractors for required services and repairs.
  • Strictly adhere to driving regulations, working time directives, and all relevant company policies and legislative requirements.
  • Oversee depot operations, focusing on their effectiveness, efficiency, and cleanliness.


Transport Manager Requirements:

  • A solid educational foundation.
  • Qualifications in transport operations (CPC National/International or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in managing transport or supply chain operations.
  • Knowledge of the removals and storage industry would be advantageous.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage competing demands.
  • In-depth understanding of transport regulations.
  • The ability to perform well under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • IT proficiency, particularly in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • A committed, reliable, and adaptable team player.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Possession of a full UK Driving Licence is essential.

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