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Assistant Transport Manager

Our Client is a market leader in express delivery services in the UK. They boast a modern fleet offering express/economy service for packets and parcels.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ASSISTANT TRANSPORT MANAGER based out of our clients busy BRISTOL facility.

Reporting to the Transport Manager (TM) within your region, youll deliver a high quality, cost effective transportation service which consistently achieves within company SLAs, and balances the needs of colleagues in operations, the commercial teams and the overall network.

Ensuring our vehicles and staff conform to every aspect of legislation and company policies will be second nature, as will ensuring that our client continues to consistently deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective offering for its customers across all products.

Key responsibilities:
Supporting the TM on planning of delivers, collections, forecasts and driver availability are in line with and exceed our customer expectations
Assist with full maintenance of fleet in line with all regulatory requirements, in conjunction with driver regulatory compliance and HS&E requirements
Provide assistance to the TM with analysis of Management Information and performance data to determine resource, identify trends and drive continuous improvement
Ensure effective team management when deputising for the TM by providing clear communication to the Transport team on operational changes and requirements, performance, absence management, conduct, identification of training and development, technical knowhow, coaching and succession planning
Attend meetings with other operational management to share performance related information, identify and remove operational barriers, discuss and agree solutions to any issues and agree a unified approach to best practice
Support the TM when required with forecast management and reporting on P&L for Bolton Transport, including spend against forecast with a view to exceeding targets

Youll be a natural relationship builder and leader, combined with a significant transport management background. Strong communication skills will be essential, along with:

Experience of management of a team to achieve daily and weekly tasks through organisation, delegation and prioritisation
Previous experience working with Isotrak or equivalent telematics and tracking software
Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) National or equivalent
Full driving licence as you may be required to travel (HGV Licence an advantage)
Significant knowledge and experience of all transport and driver regulations
A solution provider in a change culture working collaboratively with other departments
Excellent communication skills

Benefits:
upto £37k basic salary
10% Bonus
Mobile
Laptop
Pension
23 days holiday
Excellent career prospects

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South West, Bristol
Benefits:Up to £37k basic salary; 10% bonus; mobile; laptop; pension; 23 days holiday; excellent career prospects
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:40037/FP16083/A
Consultant:Andy Birchall
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: abirchall@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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