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Transport Manager

Transport Manager

Purpose of role: The management of all mainland Europe site transport operations ensuring proactive, cost efficient, safe and service focussed operations and customer services.

Reports to: Head of Logistics

Based: Torija (with travel)

Key responsabilities:
  • Provide day to day operational management and co-ordination of all European store deliveries
  • Lead manage and mentor team members
  • Analyse weekly / daily volumes to ensure most cost-effective transport solution is executed
  • Interpreting, modelling and reviewing operational plans / outputs
  • Ensure haulier compliance (Health and Safety, legal, process and service levels) are actively managed through audit and reporting
  • Identify opportunities to use alternative modes of transport
  • Provide weekly / periodical reporting of KPI’s (e.g. cost, compliance, load fill, empty running, round trip / single trip, kms, PvA etc.)
  • Reconcile and authorise haulier purchase orders ensuring accurate and timely submissions
  • Carrying out periodic and quarterly reviews with hauliers
  • Collating and providing accurate and meaningful data to support business reviews, forecasts and budgets
  • Review processes within all European regions Transport Operations to ensure lean ways of working.
  • Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures taking into account regional variances/regulations etc
  • Develop ‘best in class’ standards to support development of transport operation
  • Develop the most cost effective delivery method to new markets based on service
  • Identify opportunities to improve backhaul / supplier collections ensuring best fit with operational strategy
  • Support Network developments ensuring operational complexities are considered
  • Deliver CI initiatives and projects to manage potential operational change and improvement.
  • Working in unison with other colleagues / departments to optimise network operation

Knowledge, skills experience:
  • Track record and knowledge of Domestic and European transport operations
  • Proficient in transport planning and scheduling systems
  • Experience of change management and continuous improvement methodology
  • National / European recognised transport qualification
  • Good knowledge of current EU transport legislation.
  • Experience of depot / network operations
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements.
  • Advanced IT skills to include MS Word, Excel , Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with TMSs
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Spanish and English language are required, others languages would be an advantage
  • Interpersonal skills - discreet, trustworthy and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally
  • A flexible approach to work and be capable of managing priorities.
  • Retail or other fast paced environments desirable
  • Excellent all-round problem solving & influencing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Commercially focused considering end to end costs
  • European travel required

The ideal individual will have:
  • Strong operational experience within a European road transport environment with a minimum 3 - 5 years in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of EU Transport legislation and operation challenges (e.g. driving bans etc.) essential
  • Ability to work cross functionally, within a team or autonomously
  • Be commercially focused
  • A sound operational understanding of end to end supply chain processes and outcomes of change and the ability to overlay operational solutions (understanding the bigger picture)
  • Have a strong knowledge of the domestic and European market place
  • Track record of delivering results and driving continuous improvement
  • Experience of using a class leading TMS
Fecha fin de publicación interna: 11/08/2023

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