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Assistant Transport Manager

Full Time

Whistl

Assistant Transport Manager Bolton

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Whistl has gone from strength to strength by recognising that every business wants to be more efficient, deliver a high-quality service, and delight their customers.

We’re looking for an Assistant Transport Manager that supports our visions and values, provides leadership and direction, and provides the technical ‘go-to’ specialisms to support our valued employees at our Bolton depot.

Reporting to the Transport Manager (TM) within your region, you’ll deliver a high-quality, cost-effective transportation service which consistently achieves within company SLAs, and balances the needs of colleagues in operations, the commercial teams, and the overall network.

Ensuring our vehicles and staff conform to every aspect of legislation and company policies will be second nature, as will ensuring that Whistl continues to consistently deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective offering for its customers across all products.

Key responsibilities of the Assistant Transport Manager: 

  • Supporting the TM on planning of deliveries, collections, forecasts, and driver availability are in line with and exceed our customer expectations
  • Assisting with full maintenance of fleet in line with all regulatory requirements, in conjunction with driver regulatory compliance and HS&E requirements
  • Providing assistance to the TM with analysis of management information and performance data to determine resource, identify trends, and drive continuous improvement
  • Ensure effective team management when deputising for the TM by providing clear communication to the transport team on operational changes and requirements, performance, absence management, conduct, identification of training and development, technical knowhow, coaching, and succession planning
  • Attend meetings with other operational management to share performance related information, identify and remove operational barriers, discuss and agree solutions to any issues and agree a unified approach to best practice
  • Support the TM when required with forecast management and reporting on P&L for Bolton Transport, including spend against forecast with a view to exceeding targets

This Assistant Transport Manager role would suit candidates with skills or experience in the following areas: transport support, transport, operations, commercial, transport supervisor, administration, driver, escalated issues, Tachos, driver records, transport office, logistics, MS Office skills, Excel, and Isotrak.

Benefits

  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement starting at 31 days (including public holidays)
  • Access to our prestige Benefits and Rewards Portal
  • Long Service Rewards: both financial and leave based
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to a well-established Employee Assistance Programme

And other excellent benefits you’d expect from a market leader.

Info

The shift pattern will be any 5 days from 7. Start and finish times will be based around 11:00am to 20:00pm but will need to be flexible as required for the needs of the business.

Essential Skills

You’ll be a natural relationship builder and leader, combined with a significant transport management background. Strong communication skills will be essential to this Assistant Transport Manager role, along with:

  • Experience of management of a team to achieve daily and weekly tasks through organisation, delegation, and prioritisation
  • Previous experience working with Isotrak or equivalent telematics and tracking software
  • Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) National or equivalent
  • Full driving licence as you may be required to travel (HGV Licence an advantage)
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all transport and driver regulations
  • A solution-provider in a change culture working collaboratively with other departments

About Company

Whistl are a delivery management company providing efficient, high-quality, and competitively priced services across Business Mail, Parcels, Fulfilment and Doordrop Media both in the UK and internationally. Distributing more than 4 billion items annually, we are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK.

Whistl is a Disability Confident employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all in all of our employment policies and practices.

Due to the nature of our business, this role may be subject to a basic DBS check.

Essential Requirements

You’ll be a natural relationship builder and leader, combined with a significant transport management background. Strong communication skills will be essential to this Assistant Transport Manager role, along with:

  • Experience of management of a team to achieve daily and weekly tasks through organisation, delegation, and prioritisation
  • Previous experience working with Isotrak or equivalent telematics and tracking software
  • Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) National or equivalent
  • Full driving licence as you may be required to travel (HGV Licence an advantage)
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all transport and driver regulations
  • A solution-provider in a change culture working collaboratively with other departments

COVID-19 Assistant Transport Manager Bolton

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