Function: Operations and Logistics
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Transport Manager to join our Lutterworth based Logistics team, being responsible for supporting the transport management team in the smooth running of the transport function in line with legal requirements and Company policies and procedures.
This will entail organising and controlling the day to day direct activities of the transport function related to trunking, despatching, routing and tracking vehicles in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner ensuring customers receive optimum quality service.
In addition, the role will include ensuring all vehicles are maintained in line with legal requirements, drivers are managed to work within the drivers hours and working time regulations, using the company recognised process’s to manage full compliance.
Other duties will include making sure health and safety obligations are met, providing a legal and safe working environment for all employees that consistently exceed quality standards required.
As a Transport Manager, you will also be responsible for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital. These communication skills are also vital in the development of customer relationships, managing questions and complaints calmly and decisively. There will also be responsibility for coaching, development and succession planning of the transport team.
You must be prepared to maintain the standards expected by the company. A good overall knowledge of the running of the hub is essential, as is the ability to prioritize tasks, make decisions and remain calm under pressure.
The successful candidate will have a strong business knowledge within a logistics environment, be experienced in organising vehicle maintenance schedules and have a good understanding of transport and network planning, gained in a multi-drop environment. A national or international CPC is essential and a Transport Operator Awareness is desirable along with other Transport qualifications such as NVQ, CPC and Class 1 licence.
We are looking for a candidate with a flexible attitude to working hours and willing to work additional hours where necessary. Additionally, the candidate must be physically fit as all tasks will require a degree of walking, standing, lifting or stretching. Some heavy lifting may be involved. Good communication skills and basic numeracy and literacy are essential as are high levels of common sense, integrity and honesty.
You will take home a competitive salary and benefits package.
Truline provides Managed Supply Chain Solutions for UK businesses. By utilising our end-to-end service, we allow businesses to fundamentally redefine the way they work and focus on their core competencies while we manage their supply chain.
EVO Group is a £660m group, formed from the merger of Vasanta and office2officeplc (o2o). The largest multi-channel distributor of business supplies and services in the industry with unparalleled reach and experience in the UK, EVO Group provides sourcing, storage and fulfilment services to over 20,000 resellers, corporate organisations and direct customers through VOW, VOW Retail, Banner and Truline.
We offer a competitive range of benefits including pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, paid charity support day, holiday purchasing, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance.
As part of EVO Group your hard work can be rewarded through the EVO Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes.
Diversity and Anti-Discrimination
It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making The EVO Group of companies an inclusive workplace.
We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion.