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Window Systems Division
Telford TF3
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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


Telford TF3


JOB TITLE: Assistant Transport Manager


HOURS: 06:00 – 14:30, Monday - Friday

REPORTS TO: Transport Manager

Job Purpose:

The Assistant Transport Manager is responsible for all aspects of their allocated team/department or shift. To ensure their direct reports are given clear, concise direction to achieve their targets/objectives, and to ensure that their team/shift are focussed on achieving the highest possible standards in safety, compliance, accuracy, productivity, and morale.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supervise the day-to-day operation of the transport function.
  • Ensure all deliveries are made on time and in full.
  • Deputise for the Transport Manager in their absence.
  • Oversee and plan training for new starters including agency.
  • Adherence to all organizational policies, management systems and standard operational procedures, including legal responsibilities in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality.
  • Work positively to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity.
  • Represent the organisation in a positive way as to avoid the damage of corporate image or bringing the company into disrepute.
  • Promote and display the Epwin Core Values.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety guidelines and Operators legislation are adhered to within their area of control.
  • Ensure that all required H&S audits/checks are completed to the required standard/timescales.
  • Ensure that all SOP’s/agreed processes are followed by themselves and their teams to achieve the highest levels of accuracy/productivity.
  • Ensure that all aspects of absence management and performance management are carried out to the specified company guidelines and instructions. (inc Disciplinary investigations and/or hearing where required)
  • Encourage a positive and engaged workforce culture within your team/department.
  • Ensure that a CI/Quality culture is adopted within your team/area, and improvement ideas are encouraged and implemented.
  • Operate with the highest levels of integrity, support, and cooperation with your team, peers, and other internal and external contacts.
  • Create succession planning and development within your team structure, so that your direct reports and their teams have clear career direction

Key Experiences and Skills Required:

  • ESSENTIAL – Transport Manager CPC required.
  • Team leader/supervisory experience beneficial.
  • Experience in a complex, customer driven environment.
  • Transport planning experience beneficial.
  • Excellent communicator – with the ability to manage and communicate with all levels.
  • Excellent problem solving and investigation skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate in a challenging, transport environment.
  • Clear demonstration of where they have made improvements in their current/previous role.

Performance Measures

  • Attendance including absence and lateness.
  • External and internal audit scores
  • Housekeeping audits.
  • Errors and mistakes performance metrics.
  • Productivity performance metrics.
  • Key performance indicators for the site, team and individually.

Personal Attributes:

  • Leadership – strong, consistent, clear, inspire others, integrity, ability to drive through change
  • Empowering Others – Delegation of trust, correct controls, feedback, communicate accountability and responsibility
  • Action orientated – Able to deal with problems in appropriate time frames
  • Driven by results – Decisive, confident addressing problems and opportunities, challenging activities to improve performance, demonstrate willingness to challenge accepted methods and standards
  • Effective communication – Clear concise written and spoken, ability at all levels, customer, supplier and internal
  • Strategic agility – recognition of a changing need and speed of response, rapid reaction to challenges
  • High Standards – demonstrating a motivation to improve standards and thereby making a real difference, challenging inadequate solutions
  • Integrity and trust – demonstrating a sense of commitment to openness, honesty, loyalty and high standards in undertaking the role
  • People management – demonstrating commitment to working and engaging constructively with internal and external stakeholders

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