An opportunity has arisen within the Kitwave/Eden Farm Group for an experienced Transport Manager to join our team in Luton.
Reporting to the group Transport Manager you will be responsible for the entire transport function delivering Frozen Food and Ambient products in the South of England. Our site operates 24/7, six days a week, you will be responsible for up to 40+ drivers.
- Manage, support, and motivate the operations personnel to achieve on time in full delivery performance to customers.
- Ensure that the use of core/agency staff, own fleet/hire vehicles optimised in line with business requirements.
- Formulate and maintain an organisational structure and establishment to meet business needs and ensure the best possible people are recruited and selected through legal and fair process.
- Create a safe and legal environment that is conducive to high performance. Your experience of DVSA legislation and expectations will be exemplary. Therefore, a clear understanding of vehicle maintenance and related schedules is required.
- Good geographical knowledge of the UK
- Direct the activities of staff in relation to transportation including dispatching, routing and tracking transportation vehicles.
- The ability to work flexibly and make decisions quickly.
- Excellent communicator and willingness to work as part of a team.
- A clear understanding of driver hours/WTD. You will ensure compliance at all times.
An Ideal Candidate
- Exposure to the disciplinary process, recruitment and management skill relating to a large fleet and relevant personnel.
- Full CPC - Transport Management (Road haulage).
- Previous multi-drop experience within a large transport/warehousing organisation.
- Experience of routing software; Paragon/Route Monkey or similar
- HGV license beneficial
You will be up to date with the latest Transport legislation ( Drivers Hours, Tachos, VOSA FTA knowledge) and possess superb admin/people skills (Return to work interviews, attendance management, recruitment and the disciplinary process)
Eden Farm Hulleys, owned by Kitwave Group, is one of the market leaders in the wholesale distribution of frozen food, ice cream and chilled products to the cash&carry and independent outlets. With Depots nationwide, the business is focused on customer service by maintaining a high level of service characterised by our guiding principle "deliver on promise".