Job Details


Transport Manager

Ref: CP5428 Salary: £45000 - 51000 Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Ashford

Transport Manager

Are you an experienced transport manager looking for a new challenge?

Our client is  one of the UK's premier companies, and are offering a rare and exciting opportunity to lead their transport team.

As their current transport manager plans to retire in the first quarter of 2024, we are on the lookout for a dynamic and skilled individual to seamlessly step into this crucial role.

Why Choose Our Client?

  • Established Excellence: As one of the largest and most established premium companies in the UK, our client has a rich history of delivering quality products.
  • Family Values: Join a well-established family-run business where your expertise will be valued, and your contributions will make a significant impact.
  • Comprehensive Fleet: Manage a diverse fleet, including 4 artics, 16 rigid HGVs with mounted fork trucks, and 3 delivery vans, ensuring the smooth operation of deliveries and collections across the UK mainland.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years in a varied transport management role.
  • Transport Manager CPC.
  • Proven ability to manage a dynamic team, including office staff and drivers.
  • Track record of operational improvements.
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages and IT.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Transport function and related activities.
  • Manage deliveries and collections, meeting weekly targets of 500-600 drops during busy periods.
  • Oversee a team of 4 in the office and a full-time staff of customer-facing drivers.
  • Maintain compliance with legal obligations and voluntary schemes, such as FORS.
  • Develop and manage the FORS scheme, including policies and risk assessments.

Key Tasks:

  • Continuous personal development to meet external obligations.
  • Develop and manage drivers to ensure safety and professionalism.
  • Ensure the roadworthiness of the delivery fleet and other company vehicles.
  • Collaborate with other managers to meet business needs.
  • Uphold company ISO 9001 procedures and quality standards.


  • Full driving license and own vehicle.
  • Office-based role at head office in a rural location


  • Competitive Salary: £45,000.00-£51,000.00 per year.
  • Company pension, life insurance, and free parking.
  • Monday to Friday

Seize this opportunity to be part of a thriving company committed to excellence! Apply now to join the team  and drive success in the transport department.


Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Claire Pitchford

Tel: 01303 220844


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