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European Transport Operations Manager

Role: European Transport Operations Manager
Purpose of role: The management of all European linehaul activity ensuring all targets are met in relation to safety and environment, service, cost, efficiency and people.
Reports to: Head of Transport
Based: UK -Islip (with travel)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide day to day operational management and co-ordination of European linehaul movements.
  • Lead manage and mentor team members
  • Timely execution of all plans using TMS
  • 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 to drive efficiency and a positive impact on the environment
  • 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 European Transport Control Tower to ensure lean ways of working.
  • Develop ‘best in class’ standards to support the European Transport Control Tower philosophy ensuring a pragmatic approach to transport operations
  • Identify opportunities to improve backhaul / supplier collections ensuring best fit with operational strategy.
  • Support development of network strategy 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. €13m budget, to include the budget creation, periodic reviews and accountability.
  • Have drive, resilience and determination to deliver results in a fast moving environment

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
  • CPC National and International qualification essential
  • Good knowledge of current EU transport legislation.
  • Experience of large multi-site / 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 budgets and 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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