Transport Manager

24 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Role Overview

Due to our continued success and business growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and driven Transport Manager to join our successful team working on the Argos Contract at the Argos Distribution Centre in Basildon, Essex.

In this exciting role, you will manage and lead the Transport Team at Basildon to support the Argos Contract on a full time permanent basis.

Key Responsibilties

- Ensuring that the transport performance consistently meets the Argos contract requirements, in line with the agreed service strategy to their network, through optimising transport planning, technology, fleet utilisation and resource management;
- Managing all transport activities including the agreed business partners and contractors of the site to ensure that all budgetary and financial KPIs, legislative, legal and procedural compliance, and contractual commitments are met;
- Assisting in leading and developing a culture of continuous improvement to drive best-in-class activity and operational excellence, in line with performance objectives;
- Building and actively managing the relationship with Argos;
- Ensuring all activities meet the Wincanton standard for Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE), driving contribution to the safety culture
- Managing performance of the team and being responsible for service delivery
- Support the ongoing development of the site Culture through active participation in the 'Your Voice' programme
- Contributing to the wider Wincanton business supporting national initiatives where required.

Experience and Qualifications

You will be a driven, experienced and commercially aware manager with the ability to build and develop relationships and lead by example. You will enjoy working in a pressurised environment and motivating, utilising and developing others to ensure that the contract requirements are met.

Essential skills and experience:

- National and International CPC holder
- Experience of managing a team, including discipline and grievance matters
- Experience of managing in a transport environment and full knowledge of transport legislation
- Numerate, with experience of delivering targets within budgetary constraints
- Knowledge of computerised scheduling packages including Paragon and Isotrak
- Previous work experience in a 3PL or retail environment
- Experience of working in a Unionised environment
- PC literate
- Educated to a minimum of GCSE or equivalent level
- Competencies required for the role:
- Ability to communicate at all levels
- Ability to work on own initiative and meet required deadlines in a pressurised environment
- Attention to detail, driven by continual improvement and high standards
- Resilient
- Team leader who is able to lead by example
- Team builder who is approachable, open, fair and consistent
- Motivates and develops others through controlled delegation
- Flexible approach, able to embrace change and accept responsibility
- Trustworthy

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is "to make our customers business's better, every day."

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That's why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you