Interim Transport Manager



My client is a market leader in their field.  They manufacture quality products for use in all foodstuffs, agriculture, aquaculture, and industrial applications.

They also produce bio-fuels and renewable energy and provides services for farming and the food industry.  The company has a UK annual turnover approaching £280 million and employs around 1,000 people at 23 sites across the country.

They are looking for an interim Transport Manager for a 6 month period.

As an Interim Transport Manager your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To manage the transport operations for the Exeter site including associated outreach drivers as directed to achieve and deliver KPI’s.
  • To analyse the supply chain with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • To manage the collections of Raw Materials and dispatch of finished goods and assist other transport areas within the business as required.
  • Liaise and communicate with customers, ensuring that any queries are dealt with efficiently and effectively.
  • To plan an efficient operation of the vehicle fleet, ensuring that vehicle utilisation is maximised and service levels are maintained.
  • To be compliant with company procedures and statutory obligations for vehicle operations, health & safety and other legislation.
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, management and development of drivers, transport office and garage personnel.
  • To ensure that the driving team operates in the correct manner, ensuring individuals are SAFED trained and comply with the transport Fleet board standards.
  • Maintain driver records and drivers hours in line with EU Road Haulage legislation.
  • Ensure the Exeter garage is compliant with all H&S and legislative maintenance requirements in conjunction with the garage supervisor.
  • Ensure the company standards with regards to vehicle and trailer cleanliness are met at all times.
  • Conduct compliance audits on allocated sites to the standards required by the GLM and GHSM.
  • Provide assistance and support to the audited sites to ensure compliance as directed by the GLM and GHSM.

What we are looking for in a candidate to fulfil this role: -                   

  • CPC holder with an excellent knowledge of the latest Transport Legislation
  • Strong H&S awareness with an IOSH qualification.
  • Previous managerial experience within a fast-paced Transport Function (including FMCG).
  • Experience of working within a multi-site organisation.
  • An approachable and effective People Manager.
  • Fully converse in all Microsoft solutions to a professional standard.
  • A team player who is also able to work on own initiative.
  • Highly focused on cost and budgetary controls.
  • Innovative approach, forward thinking, able to generate new opportunities for improvement.
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and willingness to travel as and when required. 

If this is you and you are looking for your next challenge then please contact us now on 01626 241 333 we look forward to hearing from you.

Duration: 6 months

Salary: From £32000 to £32000 per Annum (pro rata) 

Harbron Recruit Ltd is a family run construction industry recruitment agency based in the South West of England.

Harbron Recruit originally stemmed from a construction company that boasts 25 years of successfully working with the majority of major contractors across the South West.

Recognising the demand for quality construction personnel with the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out jobs quickly and safely gave birth to Harbron Recruit as a major supplier of construction trades to companies requiring temporary, permanent and contract workers on a range of assignments.

Now, as a well-established Recruitment Agency having traded successfully for 10 years within the specialist sector of construction it has enabled us to create long standing client relationships built on a foundation of trust, honesty and integrity.

Based in Devon we provide quality staff to our clients both locally and nationally.

Call 01626 241 333 now.

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