Transport Operations Manager - Pontefract

Location Pontefract
Discipline: Logistics & Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance + 15% Bonus + Benefits
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Job ref: 10221_1636030198
Published: 23 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Reporting into the Senior General Manager, this role would suit a Transport Operations Manager, Transport Manager or Head of Transport with experience of managing fast-paced and dynamic operations.

This is a very high-profile and key appointment for the operation so they are seeking a high-performing senior Logistics leader.


  • Management of transport operations for the site - totalling a fleet size of circa 200+ vehicles (Artics + other vehicles).
  • A challenging & highly interesting role in a high-profile operation.
  • Direct Management responsibility of a senior management team of 6 people.
  • Indirect Management responsibility for an overall team of over 150 people (including drivers).
  • Management of a budget of £35 million P&L.
  • Managing a detailed client relationship - including Commercials, Transport Projects & CI initiatives.
  • Engagement, Coaching and Mentoring of your team.
  • Compliance and Leglislation adherence.
  • Tactically managing the Transport function on a daily basis (alongside your management team) whilst also strategically looking at the future of the operation within the next 1-3 years.


  • Transport Operations Manager, Transport Manager or Head of Transport ideally with experience within the 3PL, FMCG or Mult-Temperature sectors.
  • CPC International certification at minimum - ESSENTIAL
  • Closed Book Transport Management experience - DESIRABLE
  • P&L experience of at least £25 million - DESIRABLE
  • Overall management responsibility for at least 150 heads or more within a Transport environment.
  • Front-foot & hands-on leadership style.
  • Able to think strategically & long-term as well as managing the Day to Day.
  • Able to liaise from shop-floor to Board level.
  • Keen to leave a lasting impact and legacy on the wider business.
  • Able to commute to the Pontefract area on a daily basis.

If this role is of interest, please apply (ideally with a Word format CV).


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