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  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Branch Management & Supervisory
  • Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 06:00-14:00 and every other Saturday. You may be required to work different hours occasionally.
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 19-Feb-2021
  • Job reference: 30363

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Job Description


Transport Manager 

Location - Kingswinford

£Competitive + Benefits (which includes a bonus, a contributory pension, sharesave scheme, group wide colleague discounts across the Travis Perkins Group (including Wickes and Toolstation) and a number of online discounts at leading retailers from airport parking to theme parks to eating out and cinemas).  


We have some exciting opportunities at our new Kingswinford branch. This is a really fantastic opportunity to join a newly established branch with a new team and really make a difference to our customers, delivering first in class service every time. All whilst being a part of our Travis Perkins family.


At Travis Perkins we pride ourselves on being a great place to work that's why we have been voted one of the UK’s Top Employers every year since 2010, we look after our people and empower them to look after our business and our loyal customer base.  


How important is this role to the business

Joining our friendly and hard working family as an experienced Transport Manager, the successful candidate would lead a team of HGV Drivers, all responsible for ensuring stock is moved efficiently and safely both within the branch and out delivering to customers.  You’ll make sure we deliver our products on time, in full, every time to local customers that expect the best from one of the largest suppliers of building materials. It means keeping a close eye on costs, resources and efficiency. In short, making sure everything runs like clockwork.


But it’s not just a case of planning deliveries. You’ll need to coach your team and make sure they provide a first‐class, professional service. The biggest priority is safety, so you’ll also check that Drivers comply with the law and that vehicles are inspected.


What will I be doing?

No one day is the same as the next in TP branch life, but here are a few pointers:

  • The Kingswinford branch opening hours are Monday to Friday between the hours of 06:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 07:00 – 12:00.  Colleagues work across 2 shifts, generally these are 06:00 - 14:00 and 12:00 - 20:00.  Your role will usually cover the earlier shift Monday - Friday and every other Saturday.  You may be required to work different hours occasionally.

  • Responsible for the Compliance and efficient management of the branch transport operation and the improvement of driver standards

  • Ensure all transport related risk assessments, training records, driver licenses and other Health and Safety documentation is checked periodically. Follow up action as necessary.

  • Responsible for ensuring full compliance for vehicles and drivers, the reporting and management of accidents

  • Meeting agreed Transport/Fleet targets - utilisation and capacity targets

  • Planning / routing deliveries

  • You’ll be a true leader, capable of developing and motivating your direct reports

  • You’ll need to coach your team and make sure they provide a first‐class, professional service

  • Safety is at the forefront of everything we do, your aim will be to ensure that our standards never slip, by adhering to all stay safe policies and procedures.  Including checking that Drivers comply with the law and that vehicles are inspected in line with company and governing body procedures

  • Be responsible for the success of a vital area of our business

  • Working with the whole branch team to ensure great customer service is achieved.

  • Playing a key part in stock management including goods in and out, and stock take.



What experience do you need?

To succeed, you’ll need to be the kind of colleague who:

  • Has a proven experience of managing a small to medium Transport fleet

  • Creates high‐performing, engaged and motivated teams  

  • Has good organisational skills

  • Advantageous to have an understanding of CPC driver modules  

  • Along with having the ability to provide great customer service and have experience in a similar role, we can teach you the rest.  



Does this sound like you?

We hope you can say ‘Yes’ to all of the characteristics below - they are in the DNA of all our fantastic Transport Managers.  Are you:

  • Someone that is highly adaptable, resilient and tenacious with high levels of energy and drive.

  • Someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Someone that has a friendly and outgoing personality who is happy to communicate face to face with the branch team and build strong relationships


Being a Transport Manager in TP gives you a fantastic opportunity to excel and to continue to develop your career, if you choose.  In this role you will be encouraged to enroll onto a TP development scheme - which are available to colleagues and managers at all levels of our business. How will you know you are doing a great job and developing your career?  Simple. We will support you with a development plan that embraces our values. 

 

You may not know much about Travis Perkins, but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised, despite our size, we have the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition of a forward thinking Company.  We offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across our 20+ leading businesses.  We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues. 


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