Transport Manager

CPA Recruitment
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
£40k-£50k per annum
Closing date
14 Feb 2021

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Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Transport Manage to lead and develop a strong existing and successful Transport team within the food sector.

Job Role
To deliver annual financial targets through the effective leadership the Transport team by delivering ensuring Health and Safety is adhered too and providing a stellar Customer Service, whilst complying with all relevant legislation. Drive improvement in the transport function through effective planning, routing and management of drivers and fleet.

The ideal candidate will be need to have experience in the key areas below:
• Maintain and develop a positive Health & Safety culture throughout the site
• Manage the continued updates with 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 and ensuring drivers stay compliant with legislation
• Lead implementation of transport strategies within the business
• Revise and enhance the transport strategy as required
• Manage a team of 15 drivers and 2 administrative personnel, ensuring effective allocation of duties across 2 sites
• Route deliveries to fully utilise the fleet to maximum efficiency
• Organise third-party haulage when required
• Properly use tracker systems to maximise fleet efficiency
• Ensure the monitoring and delivery of customer service targets such as (OTIF)
• 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
• Organise and control the effective supervision of all transport key activities within the sites against the targets set
• Carry out scheduled vehicle checks and rectify defects immediately Managing driver debrief including cash collected on route
• Management of driver hours and control of overtime
• Monitor driver infringements and use corrective actions
• Investigate any accidents and liaise with relevant insurers
• Monitor and manage the proper completion of 'paperwork' (delivery notes, POD’s, etc...)
• Manage the completion of haulier audits
• Lead the process for monitoring progress against plans
• Build a culture of continuous improvement through effective annual appraisals and ongoing coaching and mentoring
• Ensure the development of clear succession plans for key roles

Personal Profile
• CPC Certificate
• Significant transport experience in the 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

£40k-£50k per annum

Ref Code: FMW39408

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Contact Us
  • Eclipse House
  • 20 Sandown Road
  • WD24 7AE
  • GB
  • 020 8203 1000
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