Transportation Management

Transportation Management is a demanding job, with requirements to be on call out of hours and on weekends in case any urgent matter arises, but it is, however, a rewarding job in a fast paced environment.

If approached dynamically with innovation and enthusiasm, Transportation Management can be greatly fulfilling, providing experience of a high-pressured environment with an array of varied tasks and duties from people management to ensuring the maintenance of vehicles and transport legislation.

What does a Transport Manager job description include?

  • The Transport Manager is responsible for getting the correct quantities of products to their required location within the given time limit and as a result must effectively organise and manage a team of drivers and vehicles.
  • As a Transport Manager, you will be responsible for personnel, monitoring their progress and being their first point of contact should a problem arise making communication skills vital. These communication skills are also vital in the development of customer relationships, managing questions and complaints calmly and decisively.
  • The Transport Manager is responsible for organising and overseeing all health and safety checks and routine vehicle checks and adhering to both company and statutory requirements.
  • The Transport Manager must also be involved in strategic development and the maintaining of any administrative records, regularly communicating with the delivery manager to ensure smooth operation.
  • You must also be aware of all transport legislation and procedures to ensure company compliance.

Key skills and qualifications of a Transport Manager:

  • You may be required to hold relevant qualifications relevant to Transportation Management, including a National CPC.
  • A Transport Manager requires knowledge and understanding of all areas of the supply chain, budgets and financial controls, legislation and relevant fleet controls.
  • You must be able to efficiently work within a high volume transport operation.
  • A Transport Manager requires strong communication and people management skills being able to cultivate strong business relationships on multiple levels.
  • You must have a sound understanding of basic accountancy and be numeric as this position requires involvement in managing budgets and the calculation weights and measures.
  • Due to the high level of machinery and the importance of time constraints, a Transport Manager must also be safety conscious with a full knowledge of the transport operations and maintenance and be detail conscious with regards to the vehicles themselves and route planning.
  • You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

How to find more Transport Management jobs within the Shipping and Logistics Industry:

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