Assistant Transport Manager – The Symphony Group PLC – Barnsley

The Symphony Group PLC

Symphony Group have an exciting opportunity for an  Assistant Transport Manager Manager to join the existing Transport team in Barnsley . You will join us on a full time, permanant basis , and in return, you will receive a competitive salary, company car, pension and management bonus.

Symphony is the leading supplier of fitted kitchens and bedrooms for new build homes with a market share of over 50%. They supply leading housebuilders such as Barratt and Taylor Wimpey, as well as developers of inner city high rise projects and social housing providers where a diverse product range and outstanding service sets Symphony apart. Their investment in the largest field based team in the industry, along with outstanding manufacturing capabilities, delivery process and after-sales service means they have built strong long-term relationships with their customers. We are an Equal Opportunities company and abide by the Equalities Act 2010.

The Assistant Transport Manager role:

As an Assistant Transport Manager,  you will be required to assist the Transport Manager in managing the transport operations, planning and administration teams, along with the daily responsibility for a dedicated team of around 200 drivers.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with existing transport and vehicle management experience looking for a new challenge.

The key responsibilities of our Assistant Transport Manager will include:

  • Managing all employee related issues, including performance, attendance, accident investigations, etc. both formally and informally with drivers and operational staff.
  • Dealing with legal compliance, tachograph rules, tracking systems and drivers’ infringements.
  • Taking appropriate action against any infringements.
  • Ensuring the Transport department meet all relevant transport and health and safety legislation.
  • Managing and processing orders and invoices for the fleet, including liaising with the repairers.
  • Manage FORS compliance.
  • Processing drivers’ weekly wage information for Payroll, including absences and expenses.
  • Covering for the Transport Manager as required.
  • To meet the requirements of our Assistant Transport Manager you must have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar transport management role.
  • Good vehicle knowledge, ideally with previous fleet management experience.
  • Experience of managing drivers both formally and informally.
  • A CPC or be willing to work towards one.
  • A FORS practitioner qualification or be willing to work towards this.
  • Working knowledge of transport and driver regulations.
  • Experience in compliance management.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, at all levels, internally and externally.
  • A proactive, flexible approach with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organisational skills and a working knowledge of all IT systems
  • This position will be rewarded with a competitive salary. In order for your application to be taken further please state your required salary.

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