Transport Manager

GBP28000 - GBP32000 per annum +
04 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Peter Robson
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client requires a Transport Manager to run their fast moving operation just outside of Okehampton, Devon

Client Details

Our client, based just outside of Okehampton, is a growing Stockist/Distributor within Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain


The role of Transport Manager will report into the National Transport Manager and will be responsible for a small fleet operating out of the main depot as well as further cross dock sites across the Southern region. With control over fleet compliance and man management, the responsibilities will include:

  • To work closely with customers in order to understand fully their requirements and expectations.
  • Develop, agree and manage the operation with respect to customer and company objectives via sound KPI
  • Manage, coach and develop the team of drivers and team leaders in the department
  • Efficiently control the operation out of the main depot as well as further sites located throughout the region, with a small element of travel involved
  • Identify opportunities for and initiate Continuous Improvement projects
  • Optimise the utilisation of all assets of all assets across the operation
  • Ensure H&S Management Best Practice is applied, and investigations and corrective actions are applied rigorously
  • Profile

    The ideal Transport Manager candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience in recruiting drivers and transport office staff
  • Hold a Managers CPC (National or International)
  • Have impeccable knowledge of the UK geographically
  • Have a dynamic approach to managing and building the transport department functionalities
  • Job Offer

    The role of Transport Manager offers a starting salary of £28,000-£32,000