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Transport Manager

About the role

Suregreen are looking for an experienced Transport Manager to lead, empower and develop our Transport team in Finchingfield, near Braintree in Essex.

Location: Finchingfield, near Braintree

Type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £35,000/year

Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday


Purpose of the role

  • To lead, empower and develop our Transport team
  • To safely and effectively manage the fleet, 3PL providers, budget and other resources in a customer-focused and cost-efficient manner to meet business requirements and support profitable growth
  • To identify risks, issues and opportunities and deploy innovative solutions and techniques in response to improving our delivery service

Main duties of the role

  • Ensuring Health and Safety, Government, Environmental and Operator's Licence compliance, whilst delivering best in class customer service
  • Providing flexible, diplomatic and consistent leadership to our Transport team
  • Overseeing cost control and KPI perofrmance, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and increase margins whilst meeting budget
  • Ensure appropriate mandatory inspection is in place for optimal management of the driver fleet, as well as escalation point and authority for commercial vehicle and other vehicle maintenance and transport compliance

  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of, and work proactively and in accordance with, all current and anticipated legislative requirements and best practice relevant to the transport industry

  • Reporting and managing H&S inducton and training, operating procedures, near miss reporting and emergency procedures for the transport fleet

  • Understand and meet the company’s Operating Licence obligations ensuring that appropriate controls and procedures are rigorously enforced

  • Oversee vehicle management, including liaison with fleet, safe vehicle operations, wheel security, monitors vehicle gross weights

  • Plan driver resource strategically, tactically and operationally to utilise fleet to its maximum capacity, fully utilising software and hardware platforms

  • Ad hoc driving as and when required, making deliveries to our customers

About you

  • Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage is essential
  • Minimum of five years' experience in a similar environment 
  • Customer, people and results centric
  • Logical and systematic worker with the ability to solve problems, make decisions and think laterally and flexibly to manage sustainable change
  • Commercially astute, analytical with a high degree of numeracy
  • IT literate and able to leverage software and hardware platforms
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and team work skills
  • Positive attitude to continued learning and growth
  • Experience operating a Hiab
  • Full UK Class 2 Licence
  • ALLMI Hiab Certification

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