Due to continued growth an opportunity has become available within our Distribution Centre (DC) at Swan Valley, Northampton for a Transport Manager.
Reporting to the Operations Manager the successful applicant will be responsible for leading the day to day operation of the despatch and transport functions within the DC ensuring health and safety, service and productivity targets are met through their direct team and 3rd party transport providers.
This is primarily a ‘days’ based position working a shift between the hours of 6am and 10pm Monday to Friday however, flexibility to work occasional weekends is also required.Key Responsibilities
To ensure all legislative and internal Health & Safety requirements are met whilst, developing a set of behaviours within the team that supports the establishment of an on-site ‘Safety 1st Culture’.
To achieve set payroll, transport and overhead budgets as well as productivity levels set for your team, developing new ways to ensure continuous improvement of the operation’s productivity and efficiency.
To ensure all team members and 3rd party providers understand the importance of their role in supporting the retail stores and demonstrate this in the quality of service and KPI delivery to them.
To create and develop a learning and development plan for team members to include recruitment, induction, appraisal and manpower planning activities.
To ensure the retention and engagement of team members by creating an environment where individuals feel part of the bigger business and know their contribution is valued.
To ensure adherence to all internal company policies and procedures such as absenteeism, sickness, security and disciplinary procedures.
To build and maintain effective relationships with other departments, 3rd party providers and individuals in order to positively influence DC performance and wider company profitability.
To ensure self and other team members live the company values and portray a positive brand perception at all times.The Person
The successful applicant must have proven experience of distribution operations and transport planning ideally with a blue chip 3rd party logistics provider and hold a CPC qualification.
With a good geographical knowledge of the UK and understanding of driver hours regulations they will cost effectively plan and despatch routes to deliver a quality ‘on time’ service to our retail stores.
They must have good communication skills, be organised, able to manage a demanding and sometimes fluid workload whilst importantly demonstrating the ability to lead a team and manage 3rd party providers. How to Apply
If you feel you have the right qualities for this role, please apply with a CV stating clearly the job that you are applying for in the subject box to email@example.com
for the attention of Tracey Stapleton.