Transport Manager

Quest Employment
St. Albans
From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client a waste management company in St Albans are seeking a Transport Manager to join their team.

Main Purpose of Job:

As a Transport Manager, you will be responsible for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital.

The Transport Manager is responsible for organising and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks and adhering to both company and statutory requirements.

The Transport Manager must also be involved in strategic development and the maintaining of any administrative records, regularly communicating with the Traffic Dispatchers to ensure a smooth operation.

Key Responsibilities:

 • Provide leadership, give work instructions and monitor the performance of traffic dispatcher's drivers and operatives, i.e. Review of Depot KPI's- Service, Safety and Profitability.

• Manage, motivate, train and develop team as required.

• Deal effectively with underperformance, implementing disciplinary procedures as appropriate

• Absence management, e.g. conduct return to work interviews.

• Vehicle management, including liaison with fleet, safe vehicle operations, wheel security, monitor vehicle gross weights.

• Ensure compliance with transport / environmental legislation including any third party insurance claims.

• Contribute toward ongoing cost control, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin and meeting budget targets set.

• Ensure that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near miss reporting and emergency procedures.

Experience / Qualifications

·Valid CPC

·Service or logistics industry experience

·People & health & safety management experience

·Demonstrable experience of successful resource management / cost control

·Proven track record of working to clearly defined service delivery KPI’s

·Transport legislation, e.g. Drivers’ Hours






·Route Planning


30-35k per annum depending on experience

Unfortunately due to the high number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. If you do not hear back from us within 7 days please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however retain your details on file and may contact you should another suitable vacancy arise.