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Transport Manager



Salary Guide: Circa £30K

Hours of working: 8am - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday 8am - 12:30am Friday

Our client is a very well-established packaging manufacturer based in the North West who specialise in paper and corrugated packaging solutions, they are looking to recruit a Transport Manager to run their busy despatch department. Previous experience of logistics is preferable, but our client would consider a candidate who feels they are ready to take the next step in their career. The main purpose of the role is to manage the company's vehicles/drivers and expedite deliveries in the most cost/time effective manner.


  • Reporting directly to the group's Production Director
  • Responsible for most aspects of running the department from recruitment, Drivers hours and tachographs, servicing, MOT's, repairs, planning, routing, keeping customers advised of deliveries, securing outgoing work on a daily basis.
  • Overseeing the transportation of the company's goods
  • Liaising with Factory Managers regarding timescales of finished goods
  • Arrange despatch routes when utilising company vehicles
  • Making sure that products are despatched on time and arrive in good condition
  • Follow quality, health and safety and other procedures currently in place
  • Conduct an accurate monthly stocktake
  • Book transport with outside contractors
  • Book in deliveries as required with customers
  • Implement best practices and drive continuous improvement activities
  • Deal with any transport complaints/issues
  • Ordering pallets/raw materials as required
  • Control of booking vehicle checks
  • Consulting with FLT contractor for servicing and repairs
  • FLT counterbalance licence is preferable
  • Additional peripheral duties to be outlined in interview


  • Management/planning/leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify, and address problems and meet tight deadlines
  • Good computer knowledge

Transport Manager

North West England
no work experience required
High school
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 1 Dec 2021

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