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Transport & Operations Manager

Menzies Distribution Ltd
36000.00 - 36000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Transport & Operations Manager

Menzies Distribution are looking for an experienced Transport & Operations Manager to join our team based in Oldham You ll be responsible for the overall upkeep of a busy depot and will manage and control all aspects of operations allocated to the site, strategising improvements, achieving KPI targets and ensuring the development of staff and general depot efficiencies. You will lead and develop all activities to deliver sustainable and profitable growth for the depot, ensuring optimal cost and service levels are achieved.

The Details:

  • Salary: GBP36k per Annum
  • Shift Pattern: Monday Friday Days (5 On/2 Off)
  • Hours: 45 hours a week, 9-hour shift with 45 minutes unpaid break.
  • Parking Onsite
  • Monthly Pay

Depot Manager Duties:

  • Ensure that the company s values and vision are achieved through the development of an open, interactive and communicative culture.
  • Work closely with other business stakeholders to drive the business strategy.
  • Drive operational efficiencies and business growth plan, do, check, act (PDCA).
  • Ensure all legislative and regulatory requirements are met with particular emphasis on tachograph, driver s hours, maintenance schedules and records. Exercise operational controls in order to protect the company s Operators License and regularly audit systems to ensure compliance
  • Set clear goals and targets for direct reports through the PDR process, recognise good performance and professionally manage poor performance.
  • Provide a safe working environment, seeking opportunities to raise the profile of Health and Safety across the region.
  • Regularly review and define the capability required in the team and generate career progression opportunities for individuals who have the potential to develop.
  • Ensure the performance of the operation exceeds customer expectations in line with recognised contract KPI s.
  • Liaise, support and develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Partly Responsible for compliance including H&S
  • Assist the Ops / Regional Manager in ensuring all operational performance standards are met
  • Line management responsibility for the relevant Human Resources Policies
  • Undertaking reviews as necessary and giving feedback
  • Plan and arrange for the training and development of operational staff
  • Ensure and monitor effective use of driver and vehicle resources
  • Establish and develop working relationships with the customer
  • Compile and analyse operational and financial performance data to identify service efficiencies and improvement around, MPG, Tachos, fuel and damage.
  • Coordinate site housekeeping/maintenance to ensure H&S requirements are upheld

Depot Manager Requirements:

  • Right To Work in the UK
  • To be proactive and work under own initiative to form solutions to potential problems with the ability to make decisions instantaneously
  • Previous experience of managing a budget
  • Strong negotiating and reasoning skills
  • Fully competent in the management of health & safety
  • Strong presentation skills
  • The ability to motivate a team
  • Professional manner
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • CPC holder (Must be International)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Business acumen, with the ability to produce and understand Finance and Management Reporting

Our Benefits:

  • Uniform & PPE provided
  • Healthcare Cashplan for all employees and dependants, including dental, optical, physiotherapy, health screening, 24/7 counselling and more
  • Employee perks: discount on trips, hotels, gyms, days out, restaurants, supermarkets and more
  • Discount on mobile phone contracts with EE;
  • Training opportunities and development plans


Menzies Distribution is committed to creating a fair and inclusive environment where employees feel safe, proud and valued. We encourage ways of working that treat everyone fairly and with respect, and we look to create opportunities to improve the diversity of our workforce across all areas of the business.

We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be, and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate

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