General Manager - Transport

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Logistics & Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car/Allowance, bonus to 33%, 25+8 holidays
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Job ref: 10234_1655901258
Published: 15 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


  • Reporting into the Director, the General Manager - Transport will be responsible for high-profile & fast-paced transport operations across the East Midlands & North East of England (with a predominant focus on East Midlands for the medium term).
  • This role will likely expand to cover additional sites over time.
  • Compliance and Legislation adherence.
  • Significant Change Management.
  • Management of multi-client portfolio across various sectors.
  • P&L responsibility for multiple client contracts.
  • Responsibility for circa 100 drivers, 100+ LGV & HGV vehicles, Transport Team & Planning Team across the three sites.
  • Training of Drivers to deliver a "White-Glove" value-added service to clients as part of their daily tasks.
  • Recruitment, on-boarding and driver retention.
  • You will be front-foot in helping to lead the operation - a big part of this role will be in spotting opportunities to grow revenue for the business.
  • Management of P&L of approx £10m costs, SLA's etc.
  • Proposing & leading "Best in Class" Logistics Transport initiatives for the business.
  • Driver/Talent attraction & retention.
  • Account management of clients - including regular meetings & communication in order to ensure a strong working relationship.


  • General Manager, Head of Logistics or Logistics Manager ideally within fast paced distribution (Day 1 for Day 1 OR Day 1 for Day 2).
  • 3PL / Haulage or Palletwork experience - ESSENTIAL
  • CPC National Certification - ESSENTIAL
  • Multi-Client experience - ESSENTIAL
  • Multi-Site experience - ESSENTIAL
  • Very strong on Compliance and Legislation adherence.
  • Overall management responsibility for at least 100 heads or more.
  • Demonstrable experience of success in your Logistics & Transport career to date.
  • Front-foot leadership style - this role is will be quite hands on.
  • Able to liaise from shop-floor to Board level.
  • Keen to leave a lasting impact and legacy on the wider business.
  • Someone who wants to play an integral part in building/growing a strong operation.
  • Someone who wants to develop their career with a progressive business.
  • Able to commute across the East of England (Leicestershire up to Newcastle upon Tyne).


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