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Transport Manager – Kent (England)

Our client, a provider of international imports and exports to and from the UK, are currently seeking a Transport Manager to join their team in Kent.

As the Transport Manager, you will be managing the Full Truck Load (FTL) Fleet Department (consisting of +100 trucks of 3rd party traction hauliers) and the Groupage department, ensuring that the DVI operational processes, procedures and company policies are adhered to.
Other responsibilities of the Transport Manager: 

Continuously assess staff performance and provide coaching and guidance to ensure maximum efficiency and high level of service, consistent with customer expectation, throughout the UK and Europe
Provide ad hoc pricing based on Fleet costings or using Groupage tariffs for smaller shipments.
Management and monitoring of Fleet performance, providing weekly reports to Planners and Senior Management
Supervision and control of all aspects of the daily operation for both departments, ensuring that collection and deliveries are carried out as per customers instructions.
Promote company values and code of conduct when engaging with all relevant stakeholders.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and ensure that confidentiality is applied where appropriate.
Holiday and Sickness Cover to be provided for the Transport Desks, when required.
General administration
Any other tasks, as and when required.


The successful Transport Manager will have a minimum of 3 years’ International Transport Management / Senior Planner experience of 3rd party traction operations on full loads and also part load movements throughout the UK and EU.

You will also have a minimum of 8 years’ International Planning experience with particular focus on own fleet / 3rd party traction operations.

Requirements for the Transport Manager: 

Proven experience in a people facing role.
IT literate in Microsoft Office packages
Experience of leading a team &/or working towards a Level 3 Management or equivalent qualification
Able to understand the complexities of planning +100 vehicles throughout Europe.
Proven verbal, written, mathematical and communication skills.
Able to communicate in another European language is desirable, but not essential.
Willing to undertake training that may be required for the role.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary.

Contact us today.
01376 503567
If this Transport Manager is something you would like to know more about or you know of anyone that fits the bill, either forward this advert to them, send us their details or get in contact with us and we will do the rest. You can recommend as many people as you like via our website and earn a referral fee per candidate we place*. This is an unlimited offer.
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