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Assistant Transport Manager – Freight Forwarderref: HM42425
Sector Shipping / Logistics
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London - West
Salary £30000 - 35000 / Year
Assistant Transport Manager – Freight Forwarder

International freight forwarder based in West London seeks an experienced Assistant Transport Manager from a similar multi-model logistics provider to join their team.


• Previous managerial/ supervisory experience within a Transport department ideally gained in a freight forwarding company

• Knowledge of the freight forwarding industry - air, sea and road freight in UK & Europe

• Ideally possess an International CPC qualification

• An effective communicator and able to build good working relationships with other subsidiaries, senior and departmental management, customers and within the transport department

• Good network of customers and 3rd party transport suppliers

• Confidence to develop new business from existing customers and new prospects in partnership with Sales Team to increase monthly revenue

• Previous experience of writing and reviewing Transport policies, procedures and processes including ISO guidelines

• Ideally possess a valid Aviation Security Certificate (AVSEC)

• Knowledge of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Regulations valid Cert advantage

• Experience of Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and temperature control vehicles

• PC literate, AS400, Microsoft Windows Word, Excel and have working knowledge of Transport Management Systems such as Roadrunner

Core Duties

• To closely assist, support and liaise with the Transport Manager in all aspects of Transport operations

• Deputise in the absence of the Manager

• Assist in completing management reports, reviews, budget control accounts

• Develop and negotiate agreements with 3rd party hauliers

• Identify areas for change or improvement in consultation with the Transport Manager

• Play an integral part in set up and roll out of the new TMS and promote benefits to customers and other Depts/Branches

• Maintain effective and regular communication channels with Senior and Departmental Managers across all sites and within the Transport Department

• Ensure Aviation Security compliancy for all Transport staff and Drivers

• Assist in the Continuous Review and ongoing training of all Transport staff

• In conjunction with Transport Manager, assist with all aspects of Health & Safety and Compliance within the Transport department

• Create and review existing Transport policies, procedures and processes whilst adhering to ISO compliance guidelines

• Future plans to include, assisting with conducting CPC reviews of other sites as and when required

• Any other reasonable tasks as requested/ delegated by the Transport Manager

If your application is successful, you will be contacted within two working days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs.