Head of Transport
£70,000 -£90,000 OTE £110K
Quality benefits expected with such a senior role
A well-established distribution company with an excellent reputation.
Firstly, you will be responsible for successful management of all logistics operations to ensure the business consistently receive a high level Transport service at all times.
You will be a fundamental part of how this brands Transport operations run, inserting ideas and structural plans.
Secondly, you will see the operations space as a lab where you design, test and improve new approaches. You will be innovative and creative in your contribution and have an underlying desire to restore new solutions for yourself and your team.
Leadership of the operational performance of the whole distribution operation. This includes supporting Hubs, Depots and Warehouses around the country
Ensuring that high standards are attained for all activities within the Transport division, providing vision, leadership, guidance and motivation to the site managers.
This strategic role is to create, develop and roll out a sustainable road map for the company, driving cost improvement initiatives and improving operational efficiency. You will look to eliminate empty running and drive optimum loading and usage.
Development of staff through communication and coaching to drive and engage a motivated, competent and multi-skilled transport and logistics team.
Ensuring housekeeping standards are to a high level, including the overall operations appearance.
Achieving financial objectives and budgetary control through the use of clear and comprehensive reporting tools, regularly presenting results to senior management.
Working with both internal and external stakeholders to develop new sales opportunities and Customers, assisting with the preparation of tenders.
With commercial acumen, you will recognise when investment needs to be made to support profitable business growth and ensure that the necessary resources are in place to enable the delivery of targets.
A creative mind with start-up and/or fast-growth experience.
A team enthusiast with strong communication, inspirational and leadership abilities.
Highly entrepreneurial & self-motivated, with a hands-on approach.
Great analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrate excellent time management and planning aptitude.
Senior level experience of a warehouse distribution business with exceptional people skills and proven leadership success.
Resilience, demonstrating confidence in your own ability along with a positive and proactive approach.
Robust team leadership skills, willing to take the lead and make difficult decisions, able to build and manage successful teams.
Evaluating and solving problems, able to provide strong logic and objectively interpret data to establish the key facts.
With previous experience of running a national transport network for a large organisation.
Thriving under pressure you will be capable of managing multiple priorities and working to critical deadlines and objectives.