Transport Operations Manager
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!
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive benefits
Location: South Elmsall
Permanent, 40 hours per week
Tuesday - Thursday 14:00-22:30, Friday & Saturday 16:00-00:30
About the role:
Reporting to the Central Transport Manager, you will oversee the operation on your shift as the manager in charge.
The overall aim of the Transport Operations Manager is to oversee the fast-paced and time critical transport operation and ensure the traffic operation runs smoothly, accurately and cost effectively 24 hours, 7 days per week. Ensuring that all legal regulations are met so that the company’s ability to carry out its business is not affected. The Transport Operations Manager will have a sound knowledge of Road Transport Regulations and manage all activiities to ensure compliance. As the ‘go-to’ person in transport, you will be responsible for working with internal warehouse customers to ensure on-time departures and load efficiency of the fleet and respond to demand fluctuations without compromising customer satisfaction.
The role requires an effective people manager to drive performance by monitoring KPI’s and leading by example. You will be directly responsible for leading the day/night operation consisting of a large team of Transport Supervisors and around 200 Drivers and be equipped to deal with potentially complex people management issues. The Transport Operations Manager will develop positive relationships with other members of the Management team, colleagues and wider business in order to drive excellence whilst ensuring a safe and productive working environment for all.
You will seek cost savings against budget where appropriate and manage yard activities in order to achieve the required high standards in all areas, driving a culture of postive change and continuous improvement.
You will be an experienced Transport Manager or Site Manager within a distribution or logistics environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a large operation in a fast-paced environment. You will possess excellent people management skills, having proven ability to manage complex employment related issues and challenging situations, in addition to coaching and developing your team.
The successful candidate must possess a sound knowledge of Road Transport Regulations and be a national CPC licence holder, ensuring that ‘O’ Licence requirements are adhered to. You will have strong experience in managing teams of 15+ people and have worked in a similar position within a retail and/or distribution environment and possess a good standard of education (minimum GCSE’s in Maths and English)
- Bonus Scheme
- Pension Scheme
- ShareSave Scheme
- Life Assurance
- 25% Staff Discount