Overview

We are looking for a Transport Manager to join the Frontier team, based at Wingham on a permanent, full-time basis.

As an integral part of the site transport team, and wider national network you will manage the team of drivers and bulk tipping vehicles reporting to the National bulk transport manager.

In line with our key values, you will ensure that the vehicles and drivers are safe and complaint and that the drivers are fully engaged with the business. This all achieved whilst maintaining a high level of efficiency and income.

Our transport teams are a crucial part of the business as they efficiently collect and deliver the bulk products that that the business sells, either on its own fleet or with subcontractors. This is achieved with class leading customer service which needs the understanding of the individual requirements of customers and stakeholders.

To be successful in this position the candidate must have strong organisational and communication skills as well as keen attention to detail and strong time management skills.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year with option to purchase 5 more days
  • Dedicated Learning & Development team to support you and your career
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24 hours support & advice in areas such as health and wellbeing for yourself, your family & friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity, Paternity & Adoption leave benefits for eligible employees
  • Life Assurance scheme and pension plan with employer contributions of up to 7%
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, employee retail discount scheme and free eye test vouchers

About You

  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Willing to ‘own’ the position and approach it with the flexibility it sometimes requires.
  • Able to work with regularly changing priorities.
  • An effective team player taking a share of team responsibilities, being supportive of others
  • Effective written communication skills with a good eye for detail.
  • Experience of meeting multiple deadlines in a very time sensitive environment.
  • The experience of the transport environment is preferred, however if you have the right attitude and transferrable skills, we will be happy to invest in you by training as required.
  • Self-motivated and tenacious.
  • Must hold a UK driving licence.

Your Role

As a Transport Manager your role will involve:

In line with our key values, you will ensure that the vehicles in the fleet are operated, and drivers managed so they are are safe and compliant and that the drivers are fully engaged with the business.

  • Create efficient work schedules for the vehicles using the available products from the company and 3rd party contracts. Ensure a high level of efficiency and income are achieved whilst maintaining a high level of customer service and transport legislation compliance.
  • Ensure that the vehicles and trailers are serviced and repaired as required by manufacturers and legislation. Work with the fleet services department to expedite repairs if required.
  • Communicate collection and delivery confirmations with customers.
  • As a key part of the national fleet optimise the logistical efficiencies of the whole fleet.
  • Provide support cover when required within the existing Forwarding Team
  • Although being autonomous in the role, work seamlessly with the regional forwarding manager at Wingham to keep the forwarding team and transport management as one, closely collaborating to obtain the overall business requirements of the team.
  • Communication of logistical issues to peers/ suppliers/customers
  • Manage driver development through performance development reviews, with regular 1-2-1s and ad-hoc communications and face to face meetings.

About Us

Frontier is a successful and growing business. We are the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.

With a vision to be the first-choice employer in UK agriculture, we are committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of our success.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work institute since 2012 and we are proud to be ranked by them in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise or ‘ICE’. These values support our whole philosophy and way of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

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