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Transport Administrator - Dewsbury

Woodland Group is recruiting a Transport Administrator to join our team at Dewsbury. 

The Transport Administrator will report to the Transport Manager and work closely with the Operations and Warehouse teams to plan, direct and control the activities of the transport fleet including sub-contractors to optimise cost-effectiveness and use of resources. The Transport Planner must provide a high quality service to both internal and external customers.

Shift 8:30-5pm Monday to Friday.

About us:

Woodland Group is more than just a logistics and supply chain company. Independently owned, the Group continuously challenges itself and its teams to be innovative, quick to adapt, provide expert solutions and create opportunities for clients, team members as well as the business. Our culture thrives on a drive for excellence, opportunities to learn and develop, our diversity and relationship building, as well as our desire to bring skills and passion to a quickly changing and fast-paced environment.

What you will be doing:

The Transport Administrator will support the Transport team and general operation by providing an efficient and effective administration service and assisting in general office duties.

  • Understand the administrative requirements of both the Company and the customers in accordance with the commercial service agreement, Company policy and procedure and all relevant legislation;
  • Ensure effective practices and processes are in place to meet these requirements;
  • Input data to assist in the maintenance of accurate, orderly and legally compliant records in areas including but not limited to; vehicle servicing, training and refresher training requirements, vehicle defects, tyre tread, vehicle wash and holiday and absence;
  • Collect and input data to assist in the maintenance of operational reports;
  • Assist with the authorisation and processing procedures for purchase orders, POD’s and invoices;
  • Assist the transport team as requested in general transport duties e.g. liaising with the customer and other clients regarding the operation;
  • Assist the transport team as requested in general driver management e.g. issuing work, dealing with general queries and conducting de-briefs;
  • Develop a clear understanding of the operation and all related legislation;
  • Build and maintain good professional relationships with the transport team, the driver fleet and key customer and supplier contacts;
  • Understand and consistently promote Company policy and procedure;
  • Work on ad-hoc and contract specific projects as required by the Contract Manager; and
  • Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.
  • Work with the transport team to continually improve processes and business performance;
  • Support changes in the role necessary to take the department and business forward; and
  • Work to achieve personal objectives set at appraisal and/or those set monthly or quarterly.
About you:

You'll be experienced in Transport Administration or Planning Class 1 HGV. You will need to live and breathe our core values, customer first approach, sustainability goals and be able to work in a fast-moving environment with a great team of people. Naturally, you will embrace an inclusive working environment and be committed to acting with integrity and honesty in everything you do.

Why you will love working for us:

  • A good salary
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Recognition awards and Incentives
  • Pension
  • Real career opportunities - being part of a Global logistics provider who is expanding globally opens many opportunities
  • Team bonding opportunities
  • To be part of a fast-moving exciting company with a great team of people
  • And much more…

We look forward to you joining our world where WE CARE, WE CONNECT, WE DELIVER.

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