Transport Operations Manager

GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + Company Car, Bonus
15 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Matthew Simpson
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Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Transport Operations Manager - Leading UK 3PL - Peterborough

Client Details

A leading UK based 3PL provider are actively looking to introduce a senior figure to their Transport Operations. This company have experienced huge growth across 2017, winning some key contracts and looking to take their operation to the next level.


In the position of Transport Operations Manager based in Peterborough, your role will require:

  • Ensure the effective operation of the Transport function, driving continuous improvements & further develop integrated transport solutions to deliver a premium & cost effective service.
  • Responsible for producing, agreeing & managing the Transport budget, accounting for any variances
  • Detailed knowledge of transport planning and operations in a radial and direct delivery environment including inter depot trunk movements.
  • In depth knowledge of the application and benefits delivery of transport system
  • Good commercial knowledge of transport operations including experience of operating in a closed book - shared user environment
  • National network experience and able to see the big picture and network view
  • Key influencer at all levels, pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • 24/7 operational accountability via a management and first line management team
  • Experience of leading and developing a management team
  • Accountability for driver management
  • Management of subcontract relationships to support successful business delivery
  • Budget, Cost and KPI management experience
  • Demonstrable change management abilities, ability to work within an evolving organisation and challenge good change in a business
  • Responsible for communication cascades throughout the transport operation
  • Propose, agree & implement service standard agreements for products with customers
  • Support the company in its carbon footprint
  • Client interface with all major customers including implementation meetings and customer reviews
  • Provide effective leadership & direction to the Transport Department, working to tight deadlines
  • Highly tolerant of change and able to drive change within an evolving business organisation
  • Consumer orientated and customer service driven


The successful candidate for the Transport Operations Manager role will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background
  • Be CPC National and / or International qualified
  • Have a minimum of 5 years Transport management experience
  • Experience across 3PL / FMCG / Food environments would be advantageous
  • Have managed in excess of 120 drivers previously
  • Have managed a budget of £2M previously
  • Have a proven track record of developing large scale teams
  • Be results driven and commercially minded
  • Be commutable to North Peterborough

Job Offer

This position offers:

  • Salary - £55,000 to £60,000
  • Company car or Car allowance
  • 20% Company bonus
  • 27 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family Health care package
  • 4 x DIS Cover
  • Additional company benefits