Transport Manager – Rotherham

Full Time Leger Shearings Group in Management
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  • Post Date : 09/02/2022
  • Salary: £50,000.00 / Monthly
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Job Detail

  • Technical Skills Transport Logistics
  • Job Benefits
    • Additional day leave for Birthday
    • Up to 5 days additional leave and up to £1500 allowance towards a leger Shearings Group Holiday
    • Free Travel Insurance
    • Friends and Family Discount
    • Free onsite parking

Job Description

About the role:

Accountable for the management of a streamlined and efficient operation of all transportation within the Leger Shearings Group. You will develop and implement the transport strategy from initial contracting to product delivery.

  • Accountable for the transport logistics strategy for the Leger Shearings Group.
  • Continually review developments in coach design and innovation to ensure Leger Shearings Group remains at the forefront of the coach tourism industry.
  • Undertake competitor analysis to ensure the product offering is competitive and unique in the marketplace.
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationships with suppliers that support and deliver.
  • Manage the utilisation and productivity of the entire coach fleet including sourcing new and existing operators to secure Luxuria and Silver Service vehicles.
  • Identify new opportunities to expand the fleet further by establishing direct relationships with manufacturers as well as new operators.
  • Development and leadership of a team of Coordinators and Assistants ensuring that individuals can achieve their objectives.
  • Deliver and promote positive employee engagement, being visible and accessible to the team ensuring effective communication.
  • Develop and implement processes which foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Create clear standard operating procedures for the department, providing training and reviewing/updating as appropriate.
  • Undertake operational audits to ensure all staff adhere to “best practice”.
  • Accountable for the contracting of all transport elements including but not restricted to coaches, ferries, Eurotunnel, taxis and flights ensuring the rates are most competitive in market.
  • Accountable for the allocation of tours to the appropriate coach operators.
  • Accountable for the final routing of all tours within the UK ensuring an efficient and customer focused operation.
  • Control spending against operational budgets to ensure that all financial targets are met.
  • Timely resolution of any logistical challenges with the feeder network and drivers which may occur.
  • Timely management of on tour quality issues relating to the operation in order to retain the customer.
  • Full ownership of all aspects of quality control across all transport types.
  • Analysis of key performance indicators and feedback to operators as appropriate to improve standards.
  • Oversee the management of the 24-hour duty office and requirement to provide out of hours support for the drivers and customers.
  • In conjunction with the Driver Manager, develop a training programme for operators and driver.
  • Involvement and/or leadership of cross-departmental projects.
  • Lead Member of the Logistics Team for Crisis Management

What you will need:

  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills and effective people management
  • Ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Transport Logistics role within the escorted tours market
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Agile with a flexible approach to ever changing priorities
  • Commercial outlook with strong negotiation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of driver hours regulations and coach types
  • Experience of managing external suppliers to achieve business objectives
  • An excellent communicator with a proven track record of building effective working relationships
  • Ability to challenge, influence & negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Customer centric-minded
  • Analytical and results focussed
  • Highly numerate
  • Ability to write senior-level reports for the Executive

About you:

To be successful in the role you will have a proven track record of leading transport logistics teams to deliver customer excellence whilst ensuring the cost of the operation remains within budget.

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially minded individual and is a senior management position within the business.


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