Function: Operations and Logistics
Location: Lutterworth (Gilmorton Road)
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Transport Manager to join our Lutterworth based Truline Logistics team. You will be responsible for managing the transport operation from this site with support from the on-site management team to ensure the smooth running of the transport function in line with legal requirements and Company policies and procedures.
This will entail managing and organising the day to day direct activities of the transport function at the location, relating to trunking to various hubs, despatching local routes, routing and tracking vehicles in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner ensuring customers receive optimum quality service. Striving for continuous improvement in service levels will be a key requirement.
In addition, the role will include ensuring all vehicles are maintained in line with legal requirements, drivers are managed to work within driver’s hours and working time regulations, using the company recognised processes 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 prioritise 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 is the EVO Group of Companies’ transport business, managing deliveries on behalf of Banner and VOW. With a workforce of over 450 and delivering a million parcels a month, Truline employs its own drivers and operates almost 350 of its own vehicles – from articulated lorries to vans – meeting all low emission standards
Our 450+ strong team provides a specialist B2B parcel carrier offering managed supply chain solutions for UK businesses, utilising our own fleet, plus our extensive network and relationships with key third party couriers.
Our fleet delivers over a million parcels per month, averaging over 45,000 a day, with greater than 98% key performance indicator achievement against contracted lead times. Our role includes providing a complete carrier solution for the EVO Group of Companies, the UK and Ireland’s largest multi-channel business supplies and services distributor.
Other EVO trading companies include VOW, the UK and Ireland’s largest business products and facilities supplies wholesaler, with a network of over 2,000 resellers and Banner, a major workplace supplies and service provider to the private.
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.