Job Title: Transport Manager
Job type: Full time permanent
Working days/hours: Monday-Friday with weekend availability / 40 hours
Salary/Rate of pay: Depending on experience
Neve Fleetwood is a passionate fish and seafood supplier who have been delivering local, quality fish and seafood since 1984. We have grown into a very reputable supplier delivering to chefs in the North West of England and in surrounding regions.
Ethical Sourcing, animal welfare, sustainability, provenance and traceability are all paramount to everything we stand for. We work closely with NGOs such as MSC maintain the highest standards within our industry. Not only that we BRC accredited and are managed by passionate people with many years of experience in the seafood industry.
Neve Fleetwood also forms part of Direct Seafood’s within the Bidfresh Group, a principal British supplier of fresh meat, fish and produce to the catering industry; a national supplier with strong local heritage. The spectrum of our client base reaches from care homes to Michelin star restaurants, and our vision to be every chef’s first choice for fresh ingredients.
If you are enthusiastic and actively seek to understand the specific needs of our different customers, look to regularly exceed their expectations and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then this is an exciting time for you to join a dynamic team within a leading food services business.
What we can offer you
It is really important to us to make sure we are focused in making things happen in the right areas for our employees. We have a diverse team and we are proud at being receptive to everyone’s different needs and priorities. With this in mind we offer a great range of employee benefits that focus on wellbeing and financial needs:
-Health care cash plan which gives you money back on everyday medical costs such as Prescriptions, Opticians, dentists, 24/7 access to a digital GP and more!
-Access to free confidential support and counselling
-Discount to a number of high street brands
-Employee saving scheme
-Pension scheme which offers 3% employer contribution and 5% employee with the option for you to increase your contributions
-28 days holiday (Including Bank holidays)
About the Role
The Transport Manager is accountable for the operations of the transport department in accordance with budgetary constraints, legal compliance of ensuring that department works within the legal frame of transport legislation, Health and Safety, Food Safety and Environment legislation; whilst achieving the best possible level of service to internal and external customers. You should execute direction and coordination of all transportation matters within the department ensuring that budgets are managed, schedules & routes are organised, provide leadership and motivation to team which in turn facilitates achievement of KPI targets. To ensure that excellence in customer service is achieved at all times. As a Transport Manager you need to make sure that vehicles are safe and meet legal requirements, and making sure that drivers are aware of their duties in line relation to our company policies and ensure they are aware of legislation requirements.
- Previous management experience within a fast moving transport environment.
- Previous experience with planning, distribution software
- Proven ability to lead and motivate transport teams, with excellent people management and employee relation skills
- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Have thorough working knowledge of transport, Food Safety, Health and Safety and Environmental legislation.
- Be able to work with agreed budgets on cost and headcount.
- Be a professional manager with inspirational, motivation and management skills.
- Be proactive and visualise the bigger picture.
- Be a team player within the peer and able to offer ideas and solutions to improve service to our Customers
- Experience in being named on an Operator’s Licence
- Transport Manger CPC
Please email your CV with a covering letter to Catherine Le, Business Unit Director: CLe@nevefleetwood.co.uk