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Transport Manager (Netherlands)

Purpose of role: The management of site transport operations ensuring proactive, cost efficient, safe and service focused operations

Location: The Netherlands - Roosendaal (with travel)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide day to day operational management and co-ordination of all store deliveries
  • Lead manage and mentor team members
  • Analyse weekly / daily volumes to ensure most cost effective transport solution is executed
  • Interpreting, modelling and reviewing operational plans / outputs
  • Ensure haulier compliance (Health and Safety, legal, process and service levels) are actively managed through audit and reporting.
  • Identify opportunities to use alternative modes of transport
  • Provide weekly / periodical reporting of KPI’s (e.g. cost, compliance, load fill, empty running, round trip / single trip, kms, PvA etc.)
  • Reconcile and authorise haulier purchase orders ensuring accurate and timely submissions
  • Carrying out periodic and quarterly reviews with hauliers
  • Collating and providing accurate and meaningful data to support business reviews, forecasts and budgets
  • Review processes within Transport Operations to ensure lean ways of working
  • Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Develop ‘best in class’ standards to support development of transport operation
  • Identify opportunities to improve backhaul / supplier collections ensuring best fit with operational strategy
  • Support Network developments ensuring operational complexities are taken into account
  • Deliver CI initiatives and projects to manage potential operational change and improvement.
  • Working in unison with other colleagues / departments to optimise network operation
  • Management of c. €10m budget
Knowledge, skills experience:
  • Track record and knowledge of Domestic and European transport operations
  • Proficient in transport planning and scheduling systems
  • Experience of change management and continuous improvement methodology
  • National / European recognised transport qualification
  • Good knowledge of current EU transport legislation
  • Experience of depot / network operations
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements
  • Advanced IT skills to include MS Word, Excel , Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Interpersonal skills - discreet, trustworthy and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally
  • A flexible approach to work and be capable of managing priorities
  • Retail or other fast paced environments desirable
  • Excellent all round problem solving & influencing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Commercially focused considering end to end costs
  • European travel required
The ideal individual will have:
  • Strong operational experience within a European road transport environment with a minimum 3 - 5 years in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of EU Transport legislation and operation challenges (e.g. driving bans etc.) essential
  • Ability to work cross functionally, within a team or autonomously
  • Be commercially focused
  • A sound operational understanding of end to end supply chain processes and outcomes of change and the ability to overlay operational solutions (understanding the bigger picture)
  • Have a strong knowledge of the domestic and European market place
  • Track record of delivering results and driving continuous improvement

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