Night Transport Manager

February 28, 2019


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Night Transport Manager

Job ID: TRN-31
Closing Date: 27th January 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Night Transport Manager at our Heston site. The purpose of the role is to manage and coordinate the transport network through the night operation, ensuring the successful movement of UK and International product, in and around the UK to our customers, suppliers and sites. Assisting in making strategic decisions that affect the overall operation, including cost and service.

Main duties and responsibilities

    • Managing and controlling the transport budget and service levels for each contract.
    • Ensuring the sites have processed deliveries and loading accurately.
    • Developing a safety culture within the operation, ensuring the highest standards of safety are met at all times. Ensuring completion of ECO online and accident investigations.
    • Carrying out site security procedures and checks.
    • Completing ad hoc vehicle checks to ensure pre checks are being completed and additional equipment required is serviceable.
    • Responsible for ensuring mandatory training is scheduled and training record cards maintained. Scheduling all training and assessment activity.
    • Ensuring all vehicle and FLT maintenance is scheduled.
    • Ensuring timely action of performance reviews and career development conversation and document appropriately.
    • Regularly reporting to management on results and ensuring follow-up action where required.
    • Addressing areas of improvement by proactively proposing new solutions and procedures making beneficial changes where needed.
    • Accountable for incident and accident control and preparing paperwork for any regulatory bodies.
    • Proactively recruiting the best drivers, keeping labour turnover to a minimum.
    • Liaising with and managing staffing schedules to customer requirements.
    • Reviewing, amending where necessary, delivery routes and schedules.
    • Identifying and proactively booking agency cover where required.
    • Cost Management, approving agency timesheets and ensuring agency spend controls are in place.
    • Direct responsibility for the network transport operation out of hours.
    • Proactive customer communication and recovery planning.
    • Managing all administration, customer quotes, invoicing and operating IT systems and processes for each customer.
    • Accountable for vehicle and driver compliance, reviewing telematics and infringements are actioned in a timely manner.
    • Monitoring stock accuracy and loss.
    • Reducing cost within the operation, especially sub-contracting, whilst maintaining service levels.
    • Accountable for drivers’ hours, holidays and rest days.
  • Person Specification. Must have:
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing)
    • A good level of numeracy
    • Knowledgeable of current transportation and health and safety regulations
    • IT skills (Microsoft Office and Warehousing Systems)
    • An understanding of current health and safety regulations
    • Understanding of basic employment law
    • An innovative, positive and pro-active approach to change
    • Able to motivate a team
    • Ability to perform under pressure
    • Able to use initiative and organise own workload
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships at all levels.
    • Creative approach to problem solving and to thinking ’outside the box’
    • A flexible approach to work and the ability to work with changing demands (including shift patterns)
    • 3+ Years’ experience of Transportation Management
    • CPC Certificate – Desirable
    • Basic understanding of route planning/optimisation

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