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Assistant Transport Operations Manager

Logistics done differently.


Are you an experienced Transport Manager with a background in food/FMCG retail? Do you like the idea of leading the transport function on one of our key contracts? Are you ready to step up to a new challenge?


We’re looking for a full-time, permanent Assistant Transport Operations Manager to support the transport management on our Iceland operation based out of Swindon. You’ll be directly responsible for supporting the Transport Operations Manager in the overall running of a safe, efficient, and cost-effective grocery retail transport operation.  Your working pattern would be Monday – Friday (days) and we would be looking for a high degree of flexibility as we run an on-call rota system covering the weekends.   


Pay, benefits and more:


We’re looking to offer a salary of up to £45,000 per annum. In addition, we offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), as well as the option to buy additional days. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as a cycle to work scheme, a workplace pension, and many other perks.


What you’ll do on a typical day:


  • Alongside the Transport Operations Manager, oversee our fast-paced transport operation, ensuring safety, performance, and compliance
  • Effectively control the optimal utilisation of an ever-increasing number of drivers, coordination of training requirements, along with fleet, compliance, and all transport equipment
  • Ensure that the operation is running cost-effectively, identifying, and implementing operational improvements or opportunities for optimisation
  • Coordinate our customer’s requirements, ensuring customer satisfaction, procedural conformance, and the consistent achievement of SLAs and KPIs


What you need to succeed at GXO:


  • A proven track record as a Transport Manager within a fast-paced distribution environment, preferably with exposure to FMCG retail/temperature-controlled logistics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • International CPC is required along with an excellent working knowledge of transport compliance and legislation    
  • The ability to lead, develop, motivate, and inspire your team with a real drive for optimisation, change management and continuous improvement


Be part of something big.


GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement here. 

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