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Transport Manager

  • Ref: ASCEG130121
  • Burnley
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £45,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks


  • 2019 Institute of Occupational Safety and Health / First Aid Practitioner and Operator CPC RHA Refresher – Specialist Training
  • 2018 2018 Counterbalance FLT refresher – Marston’s Plc
  • 2017 HGV Category C&E
  • 2015 2015 Accident investigation Training – Marston’s Plc
  • 2008 Manual Handling – Pristine Condition Ltd
  • 2004 National Operator CPC – Specialist Training
  • 1999 HND Business and Finance – Accrington and Rossendale College
  • 1995 8 GCSE’s achieved including Maths and English – Darwen Vale High School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word / Excel, and a range of Other In-House Systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Mailing Company

Position – Transport Manager for Northern England Regional Fleet

Dates – January 2020 – Present

  • Manages a Team of four Supervisors and two Transport Clerks – underneath the Supervisors there are circa 110 Staff
  • Was brought in to assist in the Restructure / Performance Management of the Team – this included Performance Managing several staff (the Culture of the business has not changed since its inception)
  • Operationally changed how the Transport Team operated- moved the Team from operating on a fixed plan to a more dynamic way of working with hours (this has seen the volume of miles being driven decrease and maximised delivery efficiency)
  • Took the move to reduce the number of days the Business actioned Collections – this previously was done every day and was inefficient (this has seen the volume on collections increase per load and has decreased the number of miles / hours being driven significantly)
  • The changes in the workforce implemented have seen a more productive and engaged workforce allowing the business to introduce new practices and take advantage of the efficiencies displaying a substantial budget saving
  • Has taken an operational view on gathering all statistical information across; number of drops, amount of collections and volume of good collected per day
  • Oversees the daily handover of mail, packets, and parcels of up to 30 vehicles into the 11 inbound mail centres handing over more than 2.8m items per day six days per week
  • Collections from Mailing houses are tracked for Customers seven days a week and are coordinated throughout the day for handover to Brokers who deliver the final mile
  • Collections range from 120-150 per day across bulk fleet and currently reduced van volumes at 220 Customers per day – once returned to the depot the items are scanned, sorted, and then redistributed throughout the network to the 4 hubs and Brokers by the night truckers
  • As the largest growing delivery management company in the UK, 2020 has seen volumes increase significantly over the first lockdown of 2020 with volumes trebling during December in comparison to 2019 – has been an integral part of this


Previous Employer – Brewery

Position – Distribution Centre Manager & Assistant to the Regional Logistics Manager

Dates – 2015 – December 2019

  • Acted as an assistant to The Regional Logistics Manager North, oversee a combined budget of £9.6m with direct responsibility of the Blackburn Logistics operation
  • The role encompassed delivering to an average 1850 Customers per week directly responsible for the Blackburn warehouse / transport operating budgets of £6.3m and stock holding of £2.8m
  • Worked to a 24hr JIT operating model with 75 retail / trunking vehicles, 150 Drivers/Draymen and Warehouse Personnel
  • Annually there was 580,000 barrels delivered across 6 sites with Blackburn recovering £7.3m 21.7% of total group recoveries
  • From the warehouse there were 476,000 barrels picked across 4 sites managing 844 stocked lines at a value of £2.8m


Key Achievements:

  • Most efficient retail site and Region 6.8% cost per barrel cheaper than nearest comparative site 2019
  • Successful integration of numerous contract Customers equating to 38% of Blackburn’s Customer base
  • Enhanced safe working practices across all operations with regular improvements made in accordance with the HSE and British Beer and Pubs Association


Previous Employer – Brewery

Position – Transport Operations Manager

Dates – 2000 – 2015

  • During 15 years, worked way up from being a Temporary Stock Controller to Distribution Manager, through promoting a keen interest in broadening skills / knowledge and maintaining a positive “can do” attitude
  • Reported directly to Distribution Manager
  • Worked across 2 operating sites
  • The business operated a 24hr operating model
  • Oversaw 30 vehicles and 75 Drivers/Draymen and Warehouse Personnel
  • Annually worked to deliver 210,000 barrels


Key Achievements:

  • Design and specification of new fleet
  • National reroute to improve efficiency
  • Implementation of MIS system