Transport Assistant Manager

Hemel Hempstead


Transport Assistant Manager

As a family-owned business, our client pride themselves on their inclusive environments that drive fun, wellbeing, and high performance across all that they do. They are passionate about making the construction industry the career of choice and will do this by creating the greatest people experience

Purpose: To supply an all-inclusive delivery product to the internal and external customer base in a timely manner to meet customer expectations. Whilst delivering a first class service you will manage the day to day operational movements of the Transport Fleet at depot level. You will be a quick thinker and be able to change priorities at a moment’s notice. Assisting your Transport Manager to effectively deliver key objectives and meet hire demands.

Focus areas of the role of Transport Assistant Manager

The success of the role will be measured against the effective implementation of the following focus areas:

Assist the TM to plan and distribute work, compiling reports for allocation to drivers, scheduling work for the following day to plan all logistical movements from the Hemel Hempstead depot to meet customer demands. This includes our Low loader’s, Hiab’s, and Beavertail fleet.
Effectively manage all movements of Plant machinery alongside the TM, ensuring movement orders are in place prior to delivery of the products that fall within STGO.
Manage the day to day compliance of the department. Daily Defect collation, Tacho Compliance and maintaining MO’s for all drivers. – Updating drivers’ folders for MO’s
Ensure the department meets all administration requirements in order to achieve company P&L reports.
Ensure that outsourced transport is cost effective and that they meet customer and company expectations and standards pricing and deputizing for the TM.
Ensure a high level of service and maintenance is achieved through working closely with the service department and drivers.
Liaise with customers on a daily basis to ensure deliveries and collections of plant are to their expectations taking into consideration access and time restrictions. Benchmarking by CPA or Key account collections criteria.
Ensure that the department administration is completed, checked and filed as required
Ensure we improve vehicle efficiency, alongside the TM, Driver behavior and MPG through routing vehicles to achieve best results whilst maintaining maximum utilization of the fleet
Reporting of RTI’s, RTA’s in timely fashion as set out by Head of Transport.

To be successful in this role you will need the following skills, behaviours, and abilities:

Team Player
Drive, organised and focused individual
Exceptional organisational skills
Meet strict deadlines
Attention to detail

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

For further details and / or to apply for this job, please contact us today quoting Ref: JB-120512

07748 707550

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