Transport & Operations Manager

Transport and Operations Manager


DA8, Erith, Greater London

Salary/Rate: £50,000 – £55,000/annum Company pension, car allowance


Primary Purpose of Role:

To fulfil the role of statutory transport manager and to manage our transport operation distribution depot, delivering a safe, compliant, profitable and customer focussed operation that meets depot profit and loss targets.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Operator License Compliance – To fulfill the statutory responsibilities of the role of nominated transport manager.

Other – management duties

  • Weekly authorisation of Driver pays to payroll ensuring Drivers wages are correct and any timesheet errors are dealt with appropriately.
  • Manage driver compliance and performance issues including absence and disciplinary interviews.
  • Authorise Driver’s Holidays and ensure efficient and appropriate cover is available.
  • Report all accidents and near misses to the central compliance team.
  • Support Driver inductions and Driver onboarding and conduct probationary reviews.
  • Manage Driver resource levels with support from the HR.
  • Develop and deliver a ‘Best in Class’ Customer Service experience.
  • Manage Depot/Transport Operations to agreed budgets and targets.
  • Support the development of your team to meet the future needs of the business.
  • Develop a strong business relationship with customer(s).
  • Establish and drive team objectives in line with business measures.
  • Benchmark internal activities against competitors and develop best-practice ideas.
  • Keep abreast of relevant innovations and developments in the Logistics field.
  • Support business development projects to drive the Company’s continuous profitable growth.
  • Support or Lead new business implementations.
  • Build trust with external bodies as appropriate including Unions, Auditors and DVSA.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experienced Transport Logistics Manager, CPC National and International, with the tenacity, skills and ability to deliver great performance in role.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Health and safety qualification (desirable).
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to command respect at all levels.
  • Ability to work autonomously yet able to collaborate as part of a wider team.
  • Experience of supporting and embedding the people elements associated with transformational change.
  • Excellent organisational and team building skills.
  • Trustworthy and understands the importance of confidentiality.
  • Champion of excellent safety and compliance standards.
  • Good knowledge of people management.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications and vehicle planning programs.
  • Flexibility to travel and/or stay overnight to attend occasional management meetings with customers and colleagues.


How To Apply



To apply, please email your CV to CAREERS@ABBEYLOGISTICSGROUP.COM



Abbey Logistics Group is made up of three industry-leading divisions operating at the highest level in their respective fields. Our business is based on exceptional talent and strong values and our people are the key to our success.

We have a proud record of accomplishment for identifying, attracting and developing the best talent in the logistics sector, which has enabled us to continue moving the business forward, growing with existing customers and attracting new business to the group.

The business is growing rapidly. We are now the UK’s largest bulk food powder and liquids logistics provider and have diversified into other markets as our reputation for excellent customer service, best in class operations and our pro-active can-do spirit has spread.

Joining us is an opportunity to challenge yourself and work in a competitive, exciting and highly rewarding industry.

We have created a positive environment and our people thrive on overcoming challenges and exceeding our customers’ expectations.


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