Transport Manager

Location: Bracknell

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance

My client has an excellent opportunity for a Transport Manager to join their team. They are looking for candidates with the technical knowledge and those who enjoy building strong relationships with their team.



Ensure full legal compliance in all activities undertaken.

Analyse and review vehicle routing to ensure maximum utilisation in conjunction with the Head of Transport, set and monitor KPI’s around paying jobs, bins collected, percentage utilisation, vehicle accident rate, lead times, service delivery, sustainability.

Monitor vehicle accident rates across the area of responsibility and ensure a consistent approach when dealing with individuals when performance in this area falls below acceptable standards.

Drive efficiency through leadership and proactive communication within the team.

Regularly challenge the norm in order to strive for success

Ensure all accidents or incidents are fully investigated and passed on for further action as required.

Implement and deliver training and succession plans for the immediate team

Strive for a fleet of multi modal trained drivers.

Liaise with workshop manager to ensure all vehicle checks are complete and defect reporting is being carried out

Encourage a culture of safety and reporting of near misses

Download, report, monitor and act on all tacho or legislative infringements.

Deliver TBT’s to the team obtaining signatures for understanding

Liaise with lead driver regarding training post-accident and the onboarding of new drivers.

Complete regular reviews with the whole team identifying needs and actioning as required.

Liaise with customers in respect of issue or complaint striving to resolve at the earliest opportunity.

Ensure that detailed and accurate information is provided to the driver team including any specific customer demands and any potential hazards.

Accompanying sales colleagues on site visits where deliveries or collections require particular attention from a transport professional.

Take a positive lead in embracing training opportunities, new technologies and work practices, and ensuring the team have the aptitude and positive attitude to embrace in the same way.

Continually identify and diagnose where changes are required to increase effectiveness, efficiencies and standards in general.


Person Specification:

Full driving license with Class 2 entitlement.

ADR Certificate.

Transport Manager CPC.

At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role ideally within the waste or construction sector.

Excellent delegation skills.

Excellent local geographical knowledge.

Strong people management skills with the ability to motivate and act upon any issues in a timely manner.

Ability to take initiative and anticipate needs

Strong leadership, development and coaching skills.

A talented and concise communicator in writing and in person.

Strong IT skills and a knowledge of Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and Teams).

Professional and effective relationship-building skills.

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the role but with particular attention to H&S and any other regulatory compliance.

Ability to work well within a diverse business and use your own initiative.