Job Description

As the Transport Manager, the role is jointly fulfilled of more than one holder. The primary purpose is to take accountability for the Company's fleet of HGV vehicles within designated business models including General Haulage and Regional Rigids.
The primary objective is to ensure that freight is transported on time and in full (OTIF) throughout the UK.
Ensuring the Company's vehicles are roadworthy and that drivers comply with traffic and drivers' hours rules. At the same time the role is responsible to the wider public, through the traffic UK traffic commissioner, for ensuring that Adam Jones is compliant and maintains its double green DVSA Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

Key Responsibilities:

Effectively manage a team of HGV drivers, organising traffic planning routes to ensure optimum service delivery and profitability (OTIF).
Effectively control costs to ensure maximum profitability and fleet utilisation KPI's including minimised use of Agency staff and planning employed drivers effectively including holiday management.
Ensure plans are aligned to Driver working hours legislation in accordance with UK and EU regulations.
Maintain a proactive philosophy within a flexible teamwork-based environment and ensure that a positive working culture is in place and remains in place by proper and systematic planning.
Complete Driver and Planner performance reviews, set objectives liaising with HR.
Manage expectations of the Company to ensure that drivers are effectively using in-cab technology and obtain electronic PODs and other related paperwork.
Manage planners and act as escalation for arising issues as necessary to ensure deliveries and collections are in accordance with the customer SLA's.
Cooperate with the DVSA as required.
Utilise and develop the use of Company traffic management and Driver telematics systems.
Produce operational reports and manage KPI's and submit to Head of Transport as required.
Action any other elements to fulfil the operational needs of the business.
Identify potential business opportunities and refer to the sales team.
Ensure that drivers are properly trained and competent to operate all relevant vehicles and equipment.
Ensure that all required records are made properly and kept for the required period.
Person Specification:

Must possess full Certificate of Professional Competence qualification (CPC)
Ability to demonstrate excellent experience managing transport management systems and fleet utilisation.
Proven experience in planning and freight transportation and good UK geographical knowledge.
Experience of working with a diverse customer base including influencing and negotiation capabilities
Polite, courteous, respectful and helpful.
Good written, oral communication and analytical skills.
Ability to work flexibility to meet customer demand.
Have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people and customers and drivers.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Prepared to develop own skills and training.
Ability to adapt to rising situations.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.
Desirable - Proven track record of CPD would be advantageous.
Reference ID: TM-AJ2

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: 35,000.00 per year


Monday to Friday

Transportation Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Logistics & Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.