Transport Assistant General Manager

From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on at the moment! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch!

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit for a newly created role of Transport Assistant General Manager (AGM) to manage the Wickes Kitchen and Bathroom transport and outbase operations. The role will require the successful person to lead change and ensure the smooth running of day to day operations, compliance and performance. They will be expected to manage the budget, as set by the Head of Kitchen and Bathroom Distribution, for all Wickes main fleet, radial and outbase operations. The successful candidate must have strong 3PL experience.

Key Responsibilities

    Management of the scheduling and planning of the Kitchen and Bathroom transport operations, ensuring vehicle utilisation is maximised and service levels met. Management of remote out-bases, including Wickes dedicated, TP shared sites and subcontracted partners.Control costs to ensure the budgetary targets are met for the overall operations and take remedial action to prevent and rectify variables. Work closely with warehouse to deliver end to end efficiencies and improved service.Deliver team member performance reviews, development and/or succession planning as appropriate. Manage all disciplinary and grievance issues in line with HR policy. Create ER and H&S strategy to maximise audit results.Ensure compliance to Risk Assessments and Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure Company policies are communicated, applied and embedded. Develop and ensure company policies & procedures, statutory and legal standards and environmental requirements are maintained and continuously improved. Ensure compliance is exceeded on all sites an assist site management to continually review and ensure optimum use of resource. Work with the fleet manager to ensure we have the correct fleet profile for our network and a strong focus on damage reduction.
What We’re Looking For

    3PL experience is essential for this role5/7 years’ experience in a role managing +100 fleet.Change management.National CPC.Knowledge of Paragon and Microlise.Knowledge and experience of transport legislation.Self-driven, results orientated with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality. Credible and comfortable in dealing with Senior Management .Reliable, tolerant and determined. Computer literateAbility to fulfil the customer promise.Generating enthusiasm for our business.Achieving through people.Ability to create a strategy that is realistic as well as visionary.
The closing date for this role is 28th April and interviews will be held on 11th May

What we can offer you?

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.