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Transportation Logistics Manager

  • £60k-£65k
  • North London

Position: Transportation Logistics Manager

Location: North London,  Monday – Friday

Salary: £60k-£65k

A forward-thinking, family-owned builder merchant in London is seeking a Transportation Manager to join the North London Team.

You’ll be responsible for all transportation from warehouse to delivery for over 800 deliveries per week while driving continuous improvement across systems & processes internally.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a team of 7 direct reports, overseeing admin, transport planners, and an operations manager. Lead a workforce of 33 drivers and 20 forklift drivers/pickers.
  • Supervise a fleet of 30 vehicles, including 21 HIABS. Coordinate with Pickers to ensure timely goods dispatch.
  • Develop and implement plans to optimize transport operations in the short and long term.
  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement and enhance customer service.
  • Manage performance, conduct, sick leave, recruitment, and retention for the entire operation.
  • Regularly review health and safety practices to ensure compliance for branch staff and drivers.
  • Coordinate with the Fleet Manager to ensure thorough vehicle inspections.
  • Meet KPI targets agreed upon with the Head of Transport, focusing on continuous improvement

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience managing fast-paced and complex teams.
  • Extensive experience in managing transport operations.
  • Proven track record of leading change in dynamic operational environments.
  • Skilled in implementing continuous improvement methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all organizational levels, from frontline workers to senior leadership.
  • Effective in managing relationships across departments and with key stakeholders.
  • Proficient in using KPIs to drive and monitor operations.
  • Skilled in delegating effectively and leading teams toward clear, target-driven objectives.
  • Highly resilient and adaptable to change, adept at challenging the status quo to enhance operational efficiency.

*Please note, the role is based in North London 5days/week

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