Transport Manager - Home Delivery

Location Basford, Stoke-on-Trent
Discipline: Logistics & Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Discounts
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Job ref: 10233_1655903312
Published: 15 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


  • Reporting into the Head of Logistics, the Transport Operations Manager - Home Delivery will be responsible for a high-profile & fast-paced Home Delivery, Multi-Drop transport operation in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
  • Responsibility for circa 50 drivers, a fleet of 40 vehicles.
  • This role is a highly complex transport management position - you will be "deep-diving" into operational performance, compliance and driver training standards in order to ensure a premium quality of service to your clients.
  • This is an extremely customer-focused role as the business prides itself on its customer service and responsiveness. You will need to be able to understand client needs and respond to them pro-actively, positively and extremely quickly.
  • This is a hands-on role - where you will be expected to brief & liaise with drivers on a daily basis.
  • Driver engagement is a key part of this role.
  • Planning of routes.
  • 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.
  • Management of P&L of approx £2m costs, SLA's etc.
  • Compliance and Legislation adherence.
  • Fleet Management.
  • Indirect responsibility for Warehouse operations - although this position is more of a transport-oriented position.
  • This person will be encouraged to bring ideas to the table and the business have the ability & willingness to invest in these ideas provided a sound business case can be made.


  • Transport Operations Manager, Transport Manager or Head of Transport ideally within fast paced distribution (Day 1 for Day 1 OR Day 1 for Day 2).
  • Home Delivery transport management experience - HIGHLY BENEFICIAL.
  • CPC National qualified - ESSENTIAL.
  • Multi-Drop experience - BENEFICIAL.
  • A hands-on Transport Manager who is strong on the detail, able to lead and influence your people and have your "finger on the pulse" in a challenging but exciting role.
  • White-glove customer focused mentality is essential.
  • Overall management responsibility for at least 30 heads or more.
  • Able to deliver a high quality "white glove service".
  • Front-foot & hands-on leadership style - this role is very much a hands-on & full-on transport management role.
  • Able to liaise from shop-floor to Board level.
  • Keen to leave a lasting impact on the wider business.
  • Someone who wants to play an integral part in building/growing a strong operation.
  • Motivated by a challenging role.
  • The ability and desire to be in a highly noticeable position within the infrastructure of the business - where you will have the opportunity to make a real impact and leave a legacy.
  • Able to commute to Stoke-on-Trent on a daily basis.


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