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Transport Manager

Industrial & Manufacturing
£40,000 Per Annum
Waltham Abbey
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Holly Allegri

Transport Manager 

Based in Waltham Abbey, parking onsite

09:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday

£40,000 PA depending on experience  

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within one of clients for a Transport Manager to manager their team of 15 within their office in Waltham Abbey in order to drive for improvement through effectively planning managing the team.

A huge part of the role is the legislation of Transport and Logistics so you do need to have a strong understanding or this but preferably have a CPC Certificate.


  • Maintaining and developing a positive Health & Safety culture
  • Manage the ongoing update of knowledge of all transport legislation to ensure the site operates within company policy and legal requirements at all times
  • Manage the company’s legal requirements of monitoring tachographs
  • Leads implementation of transport strategies within the business.
  • Contribute to the delivery of EBITDA targets, cash flow and budgets, through a reduction in waste, inefficiency and third party haulage
  • Builds strong relationships that ensure the delivery of cross functional projects
  • Managing a current team of 15 drivers and 2 administrative personnel ensuring effective allocation of duties across 2 sites
  • To effectively route deliveries to fully utilise the fleet to maximum efficiency
  • Organise third-party haulage (where critical)
  • Properly use  tracker systems to maximise fleet efficiency
  • Manages the budget, forecasting and review process to ensure effective measurement of progress against plan and build clear action plans to address variances
  • Regular (weekly/daily) reporting to management on results, agreeing and ensuring remediable action where required
  • Book and monitor regular vehicular inspections and services
  • Carry out scheduled vehicle checks and rectify defects immediately managing driver debrief including cash collected on route
  • Investigate any accidents and liaise with relevant insurers
  • Build a culture of continuous improvement through effective annual appraisals and ongoing coaching and mentoring

Skills and experience required:

  • CPC Certificate
  • Significant transport experience, preferaby in Food sector
  • Knowledgeable in transport legislation
  • Understanding of managing 3rd party couriers
  • Experience of transport planning and routing
  • Experience of managing logistics teams
  • Understanding of KPI’s and management of cost budgets
  • Highly numerate
  • Data analysis - demonstrable Excel ability & systems
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Experience of developing strong internal cross functional relationships

If you think this job sounds like a perfect match then please apply with your up to date CV - we can always go through it in more detail once you have applied!

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