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Transport Assistant - Dartford

Source 4
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client is looking for someone with good organisational skills who can coordinate a team of drivers, scheduling, pickups and deliveries. You will be working within a fun, friendly, busy team environment. There is an opportunity to increase salary increment through potential overtime.
The company has pleasant office space to work in, however there will be a mixture of home based and office based working. They have the added benefit of onsite parking.
To coordinate a team of drivers
To schedule the branch territory delivery, collection and movement of vehicles to meet client needs
To confirm delivery arrangements with the client in a proactive timely manner ensuring the closure of the intervention door
To effectively allocate jobs to drivers, ensuring that full information is given, and all paperwork is completed and checked for the delivery and collection of vehicles
To control costs through effective geographical planning and utilisation of return trips, monitoring the location of the Drivers and vehicles on route against arrival times
To be proactive and identify potential problems and resolve in a real time manner
To ensure effective two-way communication and liaise with departments to be aware of issues affecting the logistics of vehicle movement
To take full ownership to manage/and or oversee Executive Driver performance which includes; attendance, attrition and all HR issues
To confirm delivery arrangements with the client in a proactive timely manner ensuring the closure of the intervention door
To identify concerns regarding road worthiness of vehicles and to report any issues into Fleet to ensure effective fleet utilisation and claims management.
To allocate vehicles in line with business needs.
To print and collate driver packs ensuring all paperwork required is included
Experience Required:
Previous experience of working within a busy transport environment
Aptitude for logistical planning
A good geographical understanding
Ability to communicate and forge effective relationships at all levels both internally and externally
Excellent administration and customer service skills
Logical thinking and clear communication
Intermediate computer skills
Excellent influencing and communication skills with the ability to develop strong business relationships with all key stakeholders
Effective resource management skills
Ability to work and remain calm under pressure
Decisive multitasker who can problem solve
Confident and assertive leader, able to manage and resolve conflict
Ability to work unsupervised using own initiative
Please note:
As you can appreciate we are currently overwhelmed with applications of individuals looking for both short term and permanent work and we can therefore only contact those applications that have relevant skills for positions that we currently have available. Should you not hear from us within a week, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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