Transport Operator

Lenham Storage

Maidstone, Kent - Show Location

Excellent Salary

Full-Time / Permanent

Save Job Apply Now

Job Information

Transport Operator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Transport Operator to help develop our growing business. The role will be both demanding and rewarding for a career driven applicant who seeks satisfaction and fulfilment from a growing and successful company.

You will be responsible for the daily planning of Company and/or third party resources and effectively manage vehicle utilisation, ensuring drivers are given clear and precise instructions and are working within a safe environment and follow driver hours regulations in addition to other transport duties.

As a Transport Operator, you will be required to work well as part of a team, as well as being self-motivated to ensure that results are achieved whilst ensuring that the quality of your work and attention to detail is achieved at all times.

You will have a sound geographical knowledge and a basic understanding of driver's hour’s regulations / Tachograph Law. You will also have a good understanding of vehicle planning within a transport environment or similar. You will need excellent planning and organisational skills and be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work.

Excellent salary – Full time permanent position.

Person specification:
• Experienced in all aspects of goods vehicle operations
• Knowledge of tachograph procedures and other legal obligations is expected
• An understanding of compliance within the transport industry.
• Demonstrable route planning and a geographical knowledge of the country
• A working knowledge of load restraint procedures is an advantage
• Essential literacy and numeracy skills
• A commitment to delivering the best possible customer service
• Required to liaise with colleagues and be prepared to cover for absence
• Work with supervision but be prepared to use own initiative
• Be readily adaptable to changes in working procedures and practices
• Must be prepared to work flexibly as part of a team
• Experience in a Logistics Planning role within an FMCG company.
• 3PL experience
• Ability to work under pressure
• Strong communication skills to develop key relationships.
• Strong IT skills.
• Experience in an operational role in a logistics or haulage business
• Experience as a Transport Planner, routing Multi-drop vehicles
• Knowledge of Weights and Volume capacities of Cargo and HGV
• Experience with working to strict KPI's
• Ability to remain calm and upbeat under pressure.
• Confidence to be assertive with drivers when required.
• Organised and good attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for the day-to-day running of your transport function
• Support the business with all transport activity, resolving any issues promptly.
• Management and updating of the transport schedules and transport diary
• Securing outside sub-contractors and agency drivers when resources are at capacity
• Liaise and communicate with other depots nationally to ensure logistical and transport requirements are being met for all contracts, and that all opportunities are being realised and maximised
• Responsible for communicating requirements to depot staff and producing clear and accurate workloads in a timely manner along with the day-to-day management of drivers
• Driver de-brief.
• Operational administration as required.
• Using industry specific computer systems
• Working with other office staff, including other transport planners and customer service clerks.
• The ability to working under pressure within a busy transport office
• Allocating and planning routes for 10-20 Multi-drop vehicles including 7.5 tonne, 18Ton & Articulated.
• Create daily routes for drivers. Monitor forward workload and balance collections with staff and vehicle availability
• Plan routes according to cost requirements and best possible service to clients, also taking into consideration the expectations and deadlines set by clients.
• Communicate efficiently and effectively with Customers, Drivers, Suppliers and co workers
• Ensure all relevant paperwork is completed in a timely fashion
• Work in accordance with company operational procedures and statutory requirements including Health and Safety and WTD
• Keep in touch with drivers throughout your shift, dealing with problems and re-allocating jobs.
• Maintain a good relationship with all drivers.
• Daily support and first point of contact for the drivers with site issues and general concerns.

16 days ago



Apply Now
This position is being advertised by a direct employer.

  • Email Me This Job
  • Print Details
  • Share