Transport Operations Manager

Full-Time|Permanent
Kent
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Title                               Transport Operations Manager

Reports to                           General Manager

Our client is a Fresh Produce importer , distributor and packer with an enviable growth record over the last 5 years. They are looking for a Transport Operations Manager familiar with working in a Fresh Produce environment used to deliveries to UK Wholesale market and all that entails. The team is relatively small but very proficient in what they do.

They are looking for an intelligent and experienced candidate who can pick up their systems quickly and efficiently to help get product out on time and to their required destinations. A confident personality and experienced manager who can lead the team and providing them with knowledge and experience for a successful operation.

This is an exciting opportunity for a career minded individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a fast pace environment.

The Role

  • Reporting to the General Manager.
  • Ensure effective communication throughout the operational leadership team, communicating planned requirements providing information on performance.
  • Ensure that a best in class safety performance is delivered through a behavioural based safety culture.
  • Build and implement an effective employee engagement strategy, resulting in a highly engaged and motivated workforce.
  • To ensure the operation achieves targeted daily and weekly KPIs.
  • To ensure the department provides a quality first class service to each customer.
  • To ensure the department operates within the legal constraints of the operator’s license.
  • Ensure the operation is fully compliant with legislation and company tachograph policy were applicable and the operation complies with the Road Traffic Act;
  • Ensuring financial performance is within budget.
  • Develop a talented team and create robust succession plans for current and future key roles
  • To participate in commercial reviews with the Senior Management Team, Company Finance teams.

The Person

  • Proven experience of working within a fast pace logistics environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to operate at multiple levels and establish effective communication channels in both customer organisations and internal.
  • Robust influencing and negotiation skills – proven to deliver successful change in complex customer operational environments.
  • Experienced in developing and deepening customer relationships, resulting in improved commercial performance and growth delivery.
  • You will be inquisitive, innovative and deliver an exceptional service to the customer. Excellent commercial acumen – understand the dynamics of both open/ closed book operations
  • Able to manage conflict and tough conversations including complex IR issues.
  • The business operates 24/7 therefore it is essential that you are flexible in your approach to work.
  • A CPC holder. (National & International)
  • Own Transport owing to location.

Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company.

Job Features

Job CategoryLogistics, Logistics Manager, Operations, Operations Manager, Transport, Transport Manager
TypeFull-Time
LocationKent
SalaryExcellent!! (DOE)
Job NumberF71

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