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Transport Section Leader - Nights c£30k + Benefits

Ref: JD-GH-55Location: South EastDate: 05/09/2019  send to a friend
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Transport Section Leader (Nights)

C£30k + Benefits


Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations, please visit our website at www.strive.co.uk or join us on twitter at twitter.com/strivellp for further vacancies and information.

Our client is a niche 3PL, specialising in the distribution of multi-temp product to Major Retailers. Due to an unprecedented growth, we are delighted to assist them in their search for a Transport Section Leader at their site in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire on a 4on, 4off basis (7pm-7am).

Reporting into the Depot Manager, your primary focus will be to support with the management of drivers along with ensuring safety, service, engagement and legal compliance’s are met.

Main Responsibilities as Transport Section Leader:

  • Ensure safe and efficient running of the transport office
  • Support Transport Admin to ensure the control of inbound and outbound drivers along with sub-contract/agency drivers
  • Ensuring that live de-briefing in line with telematics system
  • Overseeing general administrative duties including pods, returns discrepancies
  • Liaise with Customer Service Team
  • Ensure the control and monitoring of driver and legal compliance.
  • Apply a joined-up approach with planning to ensure the effective management of the Enterprise system.
  • Maintain system and procedure to ensure accurate data entry to produce business metrics
  • Control of returnable; pallets, trays, dollies e
  • Manage and maintain company standards
  • Ensure Transport (Drivers) is compliant with all aspects of health and safety legislation.
  • Maximise operational efficiencies
  • Escalating challenges through the correct channels
  • Ensure legal compliance with EU Legislation and WTD.
  • Adhere to and enforce all Company  policy and processes
  • Managing and monitoring service levels in line with metrics and SLA’s
  • Resource the plan; effectively manage rota, absence, holidays, communicate with drivers
  • Objective setting and driver performance of teams; 1:1’s, disciplinary’s, absence management
  • Control and sign off weekly/monthly payroll
  • Manage the People Agenda; modelling the required behaviours
  • Effective working relationship with Workshop managing VOR in line with service requirements (and overdue service)
  • Effectively manage the shunters and associates tasks
  • Hygiene, health, safety and quality; units, trailers, yard
  • Fuel control
  • Identifying the business requirement for change resulting in recruitment; ability to produce business case/costings.

Ideal Candidate for Transport Section Leader:

  • Experience in a FMCG distribution environment.
  • Experience with Transport Management systems such as Enterprise.
  • Familiar with using fleet telematics such as verilocation, ISOtrack.
  • Understanding of O’Licence requirements
  • Previous experience working within a similar chilled / multi-temp environment
  • Experience with planning systems
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel  - use of Pivot tables)

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