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  • Transport Manager

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 07:30-17:00 plus every other Saturday 08:00-12:00, 44.5 hours per week.
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 22-Feb-2021
  • Job reference: 30385

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Job Description

Joining our friendly and hard working family as an experienced Transport Manager, the successful candidate would lead a small team of HGV Drivers, all responsible for ensuring stock is moved efficiently and safely within the branch.  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:
  • Responsible for the compliance and efficient management of the branch transport operation and the improvement of driver standards
  • 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:
  • Proven experience of managing a small transport fleet
  • Creates high‐performing, engaged and motivated teams  
  • 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’ll also receive £Competitive pay + Benefits (which includes an annual colleague bonus, contributory pension, private healthcare, life assurance, sharesave scheme, group wide colleague discounts across the Travis Perkins Group (including Wickes and Toolstation).  Plus we have a number of online discounts at leading retailers from airport parking to theme parks to eating out and cinemas.  Our working hours also offer a great work life balance - most of our customers choose to enjoy their weekends and bank holidays which means you can too!
 
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 pride ourselves on being a great place to work that's why, as part of Travis Perkins plc we have been voted one of the UK’s Top Employers every year since 2010.  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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