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Transport Supervisor (Remote Site)

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Reporting to the Transport Manager and working closely with the Transport Team.


General purpose of the position

Under the guidance and direction of the Contract Manager and whilst based at a remote customer site, the Transport Supervisor will work successfully as part of the transport team, actively involved in the day-today operation to ensure an effective and efficient transport function which fulfils the requirements of the customer.


Essential duties and responsibilities
  • Understand and fully utilise Woodland Logistics operating systems to the benefit of the operation;
  • Ensure the successful management and communication of work allocation at the remote site;
  • Assist the central transport team with contract-wide operational matters as requirement by management and deal appropriately with ad-hoc transport requests or issues received;
  • Work with management and the transport team to ensure that any service delivery concerns or failures are identified and addressed as most appropriate;
  • Understand customer operational requirements and ensure that the correct procedures are in place at the remote site in order to meet these, exceeding expectations wherever possible.
  • Work with management to ensure the remote site needs are consistently met by the central transport management team;
  • Engage with the customers as appropriate and as required by management to ensure maximum operational satisfaction and performance;
  • Ensure consistently effective communication with management and the transport team in all matters, in order to promote a successful operation;
  • Ensure correct XDA use by reporting drivers, including status reporting and signature capture reporting;
  • Ensure the successful management of driver daily work flow and the daily driver debrief process;
  • Ensure correct maintenance of operational reports as required by management;
  • Ensure that all transport documentation is managed and stored in an accurate, orderly and legally compliant manner;
  • Assist in the successful control of vehicle maintenance and service requirements, ensuring a consistently road-worthy fleet;
  • Investigate employee conduct and performance issues as required by management;
  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers and work to ensure continued cost effectiveness, the control of expenditure and excellent supplier service so far as applicable within your remit of responsibility;
  • Promote an open-door policy. Seek to understand and address day-to-day operational concerns within the driver fleet and transport team wherever possible in order to encourage a satisfied and operationally-sound workforce;
  • Ensure that driver and transport team training records are accurately maintained and that all compulsory training is highlighted to management for review and action as required;
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of all legislation that is relevant to the transport industry and work in accordance with this;
  • Understand the Operating License obligations and work with management to ensure that these are met;
  • Highlight any concerns in this regard to management without delay;
  • Understand and consistently promote Company policy and procedure including that relating to health and safety; and
  • Work on ad-hoc and contract specific projects as required by management.
  • Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.
Continuous improvement
  • Work with the operations 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.
Key performance indicators
  • Achieving agreed individual objectives; and
  • Understanding and adhering to all Woodland policies and procedures relevant to the role.

If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch with the HR department - / 01245 619870. No agencies please.

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