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National Transport Manager

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Date: Feb 28, 2018

Location: Stockton, STT, GB

National Transport Manager

£40k - £45k D.O.E, plus Company Bonus and Car Allowance

Location:  Flexible


Reporting to: SHEQ Director


Overall Job Summary: Provide strategic leadership of the company’s nationwide transport operations, driving a culture of transport excellence to ensure safety, maximise profitability and improve customer service.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the company’s transport operations
  • Work with safety team to ensure that all vehicles operate safely at all times, that all drivers take personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and others; take responsibility for transport related Health and Safety investigations
  • Work with local and regional management to identify and implement strategies to improve transport profitability
  • Identify and implement strategies to maximise vehicle utilisation and minimise the use of sub-contract haulage
  • Through the use of technology, training and coaching, work with local management to identify and address poor or inefficient driving practices
  • Provide advice and support to local Dispatchers/Transport Managers to allow the relationship with sub-contract hauliers to be managed effectively
  • Upskill local Dispatchers/Transport Managers to enable them to efficiently manage routing and planning, helping to maximise profitability and improve customer service levels
  • Identify and deliver improvements across transport operations to ensure that a consistent level of customer service excellence is delivered; act as an escalation point for any transport-related customer service issues
  • Act as a champion for our team of drivers, working with local management to increase levels of driver engagement and improve driver retention
  • Work with local management and recruitment team to strengthen driver recruitment processes
  • Ensure that all drivers are properly and effectively trained in line with relevant legislation and Mobile Mini’s business needs
  • Support the induction and training of new Drivers and Dispatchers.
  • Ensure the company is compliant with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements in regards to the operation of its fleet of HGVs, providing advice, support and training on compliance issues to local management as necessary
  • Ensure that all vehicles are properly maintained; manage the operational and commercial relationship with vehicle repair and maintenance suppliers
  • Ensure that all sub-contract hauliers are properly approved, meet Mobile Mini’s Code of Conduct and that their performance is appropriately monitored
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of transport legislation and regulation and advise the organisation accordingly
  • Audit each location and provide compliance reports
  • Identify the need for additional/replacement vehicles and work with Procurement team to ensure that new vehicles are properly procured
  • Maintain accurate administrative records in line with legislative and other requirements



Competencies and Qualifications

  • Highly motivated self-starter, with the desire to make a difference
  • Able to demonstrate experience in a similar role, with responsibility for a HGV fleet of at least 30 vehicles, and with a proven track record of driving improvements to profitability, safety and customer service
  • Strong leadership skills; able to build relationships and influence colleagues at all levels within the business
  • Detailed knowledge of UK legislative and regulatory requirements relating to the management of heavy goods vehicles; experience of advising and coaching others on these requirements
  • Experience of liaising with statutory bodies, where necessary and working towards or maintaining FORS accreditations
  • Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) holder
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of multi-site operations is essential
  • HIAB experience is desirable, as is experience of working within the construction industry
  • Strong IT and analytical skills
  • Full clean driving licence and available to travel UK wide


The above list is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out additional duties from time to time to meet the needs of the business. This may include travelling to, and supporting branches where necessary.



Why is Mobile Mini a Great Place to Work?


SAFETY FIRST! We make safety personal to everyone. This approach, supported by our ongoing investment in excellent employee training delivers our fantastic safety numbers. We operate a zero tolerance approach to alcohol and drug use and carry out regular random testing to ensure that we protect our employees and customers.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT! We love to see our employees grow and we invest heavily in the development of our teams so that they can achieve their full potential. This investment is supported by our Learning and Development Team and our National Training Centre to help our employees to be the best that they can!


PERKS OF THE JOB! We love to recognise our employees and to reward them for their hard work and results, so all of our team are eligible for either our Company bonus scheme or our commission scheme. Alongside Company pension and holidays which increase with service, we also offer buy and sell holidays, childcare vouchers and free eye tests, plus employee access to Perkbox so that you receive lots of freebies and huge discounts at the cinema, gym, shopping and eating out!

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