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    10 days ago

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Solsbury Solutions are delighted to be working with a national drinks wholesaler to recruit for a Transport Controller in Southampton.
The successful candidate will manage the Transport Operation (Drivers / Mates and Transport planning) on a day to day basis reporting into the Transport Manager, maintaining the highest customer services requirements and H&S standards at lowest delivery costs.
Main duties & responsibilities;
  • Working with the Transport Manager to ensure a compliant, enthusiastic, and engaged team deliver the performance required to reach the depot and company targets whilst delivering 1st class customer service.
  • To regularly review all elements of the department to identify improvements to customer service whilst minimising costs of delivery.
  • If required, undertake Transport planning on a daily basis to ensure that the appropriate fleet is deployed to meet customer service requirements.
  • Assign work to the drivers and mates (if required), maximising both vehicle and manpower utilisation. Follow up on actual driver & mate performance and take corrective action as required.
  • Ensure drivers and mates adhere to best practice and the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), using them to plan and lead working practices.
  • Ensure a suitable Induction & H&S training for all new entrants & refresher training, as required, for all existing staff.
  • To ensure that a comprehensive program of training is identified & implemented to meet all existing H&S requirements.
  • To manage a program that provides realistic & suitable H&S drop risk assessments (DRAs) for all customer’s outlets & make recommendations as to any action required to reduce risks to delivery crews.
  • To ensure that all drivers and mates are fully aware of and comply with all relevant Health & Safety and Fire regulations.
  • To ensure that all vehicles and associated equipment are operated in the appropriate and safe manner and check that all vehicles that have had defects, are actioned in a timely manner.
  • Prepare driver tachographs for monthly analysis and ensure drivers work within all Legal requirements of Drivers Hours & Working time Directives.
  • To debrief all drivers on a daily basis checking that all paperwork has been returned and completed within depot guidelines and to compile errors on a daily basis.
Experience, skills & knowledge required;
  • Previous experience of distribution/transport
  • Experience of load planning desirable
  • Transport Office Experience
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Good IT Skills
  • Experience Of Managing People
  • Knowledge Of EU Drivers Hours Regulations
  • Experience Of Planning Systems (DIPS) would be advantageous.
Qualifications & education required;
  • CPC National (Preferred but not essential)
Salary - depending on experience
For more information, please contact Kevin or Emma at Solsbury Solutions in Eastleigh on 02380 002 315 or email your CV today.    
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