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Transport Manager


Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client for a Transport Manager.

Location: Swindon

Salary: £34-42K + £5 car allowance

Hours: 45 hours per week Monday to Friday (Days) 7am – 5pm, flexibility required to work different hours when required.


To be directly responsible for control of transport staff, vehicles and drivers whilst executing sustainable haulage activity to deliver optimum operational performance and high levels of safety and customer satisfaction.

Responsible for managing / routing LGVs from Swindon (7), Cardiff (3), Sharpness (3), Chard (2), Plymouth (2)

Key Responsibilities:


Plan, organise and manage the work of self and any support staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with policies and the legal requirements
Ensuring that vehicles, equipment and operations do not have an unduly adverse impact on the environment in which they operate
Use the company’s systems effectively and strive to maintain accurate data and records
Produce and submit a timely monthly report outlining transport performance and KPIs
Conduct investigations in cooperation with HR and SHE coordinators to determine causes of incidents and to improve safety procedures
Raise records of customer feedback in line with procedures and follow up as appropriate.

Overseeing and promoting excellent standards of customer service
Ensure that optimal levels of vehicle and container utilisation are achieved
Manage activities related to dispatching, routing and tracking vehicles
Overseeing and promoting cost / fuel efficient vehicle routing
Monitoring the location, use and condition of containers (bins, skips and stillages)
Ensure the company complies with the requirements of ADR, waste and other Regulations
Transport Staff & Drivers

Recruit and strive to retain the best available drivers whilst following the company’s recruitment procedures
Oversee the management of the drivers and their induction and ongoing training,
Ensure compliance with driver licence checks, driver hours rule and working time rules
In line with objectives, arrange employee training sessions on subjects as H&S, driver CPC
Promote safe working activities by conducting safety audits, attending safety meetings
Actively encourage feedback from the staff / drivers and support creativity and new ideas
Hold weekly briefings with drivers and staff

Manage the use of fuel and other transport related costs in line with company systems and procedures
Ensure vehicles, trailers and equipment are maintained and repaired in line with good practice and O-licence requirement
Analyse expenditure, haulage recovery and other financial information in order to develop plans, policies and budgets for reducing costs
Work with fleet engineer(s) to ensure cost effective servicing and repairs
Ensure all maintenance of transport records required to demonstrate compliance with legal requirements
Experience, attributes & skills sought:

Previous transport management experience is essential
Previously managed a team of transport staff and vehicles across one or more sites
Hold a standard national or international CPC (certification of professional competence)
Proven track record of ensuring cost effective purchasing and monitoring of spend
Ability to communicate at all levels
Adhere to Health Safety and Environmental policies
NEBOSH certificate or other relevant safety training
Valid LGV Class C or C+E licence would be considered beneficial
Special Requirements:

Strong geographic knowledge of operating area

Flexible to travel widely and work extended hours as necessary to perform the role

Closing date is 12 th May 2021

To Apply please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on or email your CV to guy.allen (url removed). By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please visit our website.

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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