Transport Operation Manager

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
Yorkshire
County :
West Yorkshire
Town :
PONTEFRACT
Category :
Logistics
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time

Company description

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Directory and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

Job description

About the role:You will: Ensure our significant traffic operation runs smoothly, accurately and cost effectively 24 hours, 7 days per week. Be a competent all round distribution professional with strengths in transport planning and operational management. Be directly responsible for leading the day/night operation consisting of a team of managers, supervisors and drivers and all activities related with people management. Ensure all legal regulations are met to ensure that it does not affect the companys ability to carry out its business. Seek cost savings against budget, experience would be advantageous Manage yard activities in order to achieve the required high standards in all areas. Take responsibility for all Health Safety related activity and help to drive a culture of continous improvement.

Profile

About you:You will: Have strong people management skills, leading by example, engaging with colleagues at all levels, and have experience in managing a team. Gained experience within a similar position within a retail and/or distribution environment at managerial level. Demonstrate proven ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels including handling difficult situations, and be an experienced coaching manager. Possess a good knowledge of Road Transport Regulations, hold a national CPC and ensure that O Licence requirements are adhered to and have a full UK driving licence.
Bonus Scheme,Pension Scheme,ShareSave Scheme,Life Assurance,Childcare Vouchers,Staff Discount,On-site Nursery