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Transport Manager

Salary £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Location Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00047747
Published 12 months ago

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Transport Manager has become available within the Northamptonshire area for an ever growing, successful packaging company

As a Transport Manager you will take full responsibility and accountability for all transport activities. This will include the use of own fleet, external couriers through to articulated vehicles. To maximise use of own fleet through effective planning and monitoring drivers performance in conjunction with all driver legislation. To work with the sales teams in finding delivery solutions for each of our customers.

The role responsibilities will include :

  • Increase the use of our own fleet by maximising the cubic capacity of each vehicle and completing as many journeys as the working day will allow.
  • Ensure compliance within the Working Time Directive and tachograph legislation
  • Obtain a CPC & to co-ordinate the training of all drivers to ensure they have an active driver CPC
  • Correlate hours required to volume of work to be completed. This to include the maximising of the driver day and minimising alternative, non-productive activity. To minimise the spend on overtime and agency usage.
  • Use load planning techniques and reviewing load planning tools in the market place to ensure effective planning is taking place. To ensure overtness of planning to enable others to plan in the Transport Manager absence.
  • Control vehicle maintenance and servicing and monitor damage spend per vehicle and driver. To lead all vehicle damage investigations.
  • Build relationships with hauliers both locally and in key strategic geographic locations to achieve cost effective solutions for deliveries beyond our own fleet capabilities.

Essential requirements:

  • Strong geographical knowledge
  • Transport Legal compliance knowledge
  • CPC Qualification
  • Methodical and demonstrable priortisation of tasks and projects
  • Self motivated
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience working in a logistics environment and investigatory processes

To apply for this Transport Manager role please call Ashley Bane on 0115 947 0200 or email him at

Job Role: Transport Manager Location: Northamptonshire Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 Type: Permanent role

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