TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER – LUTON – EXCELLENT SALARY (depending on experience) + CAR ALLOWANCE
A well established privately owned Recycling Company with an enviable reputation for providing excellent service to commercial customers within both the private and public sectors.With sites in Luton, St Albans and Milton Keynes, the company is poised for further growth and now has this outstanding opportunity for a suitably experienced Transport Operations Manager.
The appointee will be responsible for the day-to-day transport operation, including vehicle maintenance, compliance and driver management.With 3 sites, the operation has approximately 18 vehicles, consisting of a varied range of collection vehicles from vans for multiple pick-ups to artics for bulk collections and over 20 drivers carrying out a variety of collections and transactions.A hands-on approach will be required to ensure high levels of service are achieved and maintained whilst making sure transport costs are in line with budget.Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and licencing, including Transport Operators Licence and Drivers Working Time Regulations is also essential.
It is very important that candidates have an analytical approach plus experience / knowledge of vehicle maintenance and parts costs, and the effect this has on business performance.
Previous experience of managing a transport operation is required together with a forward thinking, self motivated attitude.CPC qualifications and experience with O licencing would also be advantageous.
Candidates should, therefore, possess strong leadership skills along with a track record of success in a fast paced transport operation tasked with delivering improvements successfully within given timescales.Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage, inspire and drive projects will be essential together with proficient IT skills with Microsoft Excel and Word.
This is a rewarding but challenging role with responsibility for prioritising and ensuring focus on both maintenance and schedule whilst continuously striving to identify and drive through improvements in order to uphold the integrity of the business.
Salary Excellent, (depending on experience)
Generous Car Allowance
Holidays 25 days + statutory