Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: Up to £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Jason Smith

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Transport Manager

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Transport Manager to join a leading packing and logistics provider to be based at their site in Leicester.

The successful candidate will take direct responsibility for Quarter/Half/Full Pallet Courier and Freight movements for UK and international (both export and import) requests from various clients and in-house departments.

In the role you will source best possible options based upon urgency and cost restrictions whilst providing supply client/departments with quotes giving options based upon delivery times and costs.

It is important in the role that you are aware of additional charges such as fluctuating fuel surcharges, season surcharges, emergency surcharges and any additional EU export/import documentation fees. Ensure that these are included in the quote submitted to client/department. You will track and trace urgent/sensitive deliveries and always ensure that best possible margin is always achieved.

You will ensure any additional unforeseen charges such as incorrect address/redelivery costs and out of area surcharges are billed to client and challenge any incorrect charges from courier provider.

Managing the export and import freight requests you will source best possible options based upon urgency and cost restrictions from both existing and new suppliers, whilst being aware of marketplace pricing and potential issues.

Where required on import shipments, you will liaise with clients' suppliers to ensure ex-factory dates are correct and the convey this to agents to ensure cargo is loaded on time to meet required vessel/flight. As well as ensuring correct costs are supplied based upon individual job requirement e.g., DAP or DDP for exports or ex-works or FOB for imports.

What we are looking for

  • Proven leadership experience in a Transport Management role.
  • Experience of Export and Import supply chain processes.
  • Experience of Quarter/Half/Full Pallet network transport.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • PC literate - strong skills within MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Customer centric.
  • Solutions focused.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Remains calm under pressure.

40 hours. 8am-5pm, 1 hour lunch

Salary for this opportunity is £35k plus good company benefits.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please apply without delay!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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