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Head of Transport

West Bromwich, West Midlands
£39,000 to £40,000
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Head of transport Reporting to: Operations Manager Salary - £40,000 Responsible For: Overseeing Transport Planning and Fleet Compliance Due to their continued growth our client looking to recruit an experienced transport manager. Going from strength to strength and with their fleet expanding we they looking for an ambitious Transport Manager. Current Fleet Includes: Artics (4 more coming in 2022) Rigids 26 Tonnes Rigid7.5 Tonne Vans (3 more coming in 2022) Main Purpose of Job: Leads, empowers and develops the Transport team. Safely and effectively manages its people, fleet, budget, IT and other resources in a customer focused and cost efficient manner to meet business requirements and support profitable growth. Identifies risks, issues and opportunities and deploys innovative solutions and techniques in response to them to improve Logistics delivery.Main Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures Health and Safety, Environmental and Operator's Licence compliance, whilst delivering best in class customer service, measured against business KPIs for Safety, Service and Profitability. Provides creative, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic and consistent leadership to develop the Transport team. Understands and leverages the company s operating systems and communication devices, ensuring that all reporting staff are using the systems and devices correctly and in full, to the benefit of the operation. Oversees cost control and KPI performance, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin whilst meeting budget as a minimum. Deploys appropriate controls and procedures to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of customer service and communication. Understands and appreciates customer requirements and quality standards. Engages with internal and external customers to meet and exceed customer expectations. Is the escalation point and authority for commercial vehicle and other vehicle maintenance and transport compliance. Ensures that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near miss reporting and emergency procedures. Understands and meets the company s Operating Licence obligations ensuring that appropriate controls and procedures are rigorously enforced. Oversees vehicle management, including liaison with fleet, safe vehicle operations, wheel security, monitors vehicle gross weights. Plans driver resource strategically, tactically and operationally to utilise fleet to its maximum capacity, fully utilising software and hardware platforms. Ensures timely completion of all administrative processes. Works closely with the warehouse team and other key stakeholders to ensure that all logistics solutions are fully integrated and designed to improve customer service. Consistently promotes and adheres to Company policy, procedure and legislation, including but not limited to, that relating to health and safety Key Skills / Attributes: Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage (Desirable) FORS Accreditation (Desirable) Customer, people and results centric; Works logically and systematically to solve problems, make decisions and think laterally and Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, as well as manage people; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Maintains a positive attitude to continued learning and growthWhat's in it for you? - Good Salary- (with bonus incentives) - Members of the mental health at work commitment - Fun Working Culture- We are a young team with ambitious goals. We have sales staff with varied experience to help and support your growth within the company - Support and Mentoring- You will receive training and guidance from our Senior Management Team Job Type: Full-time Salary: Up to £40,000.00 per year Schedule: 10 hour shift
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  • Job Reference: 705459414-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Pertemps Black Country Perms
    Pertemps Black Country Perms
  • Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands
  • Salary: £39,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent