Transport Co-Ordinator

  • Vacancy Title
  • Transport Co-Ordinator
  • Location
  • Manchester
  • Company
  • Smiths Hire
  • Job Description
  • The role of a Transport Co-Ordinator is to support the Depot Manager on the day to day management and smooth running of the depots vehicles, deliveries and drivers.

    As a Transport Co-Ordinator your responsibilities will be:

    • Forward planning is essential and the following days scheduling and construction needs to begin the day before.
    • Stock availability must be maintained at all times to minimise delays and/or trips.
    • Keep a record and log of Driver tacho card downloads.
    • Vehicles must be loaded at the end of each day. Drivers and depots must understand that they must complete their driver trips and be loaded for the next day before leaving at the end of the day regardless of time.
    • Drivers should leave before 8am if possible and be flexible with start times to accommodate any customer demands.
    • Utilise the postcode filter on the schedule to assist in plotting nearby jobs together.
    • Utilise the mapping feature of the trip to check for efficiencies geographically.
    • Deal with the sales desk when request are being put through for deliveries / collection.
    • Utilise the Unassigned / Assigned daily report to visually link nearby jobs and pass over or take on other depots jobs that are nearby to each other.
    • Daily vehicle checks and to ensure all vehicles are kept clean.
    • Work with our vehicle admin to make sure vehicle 10 weekly and any repairs are dealt with promptly.
    • Deal with drivers arriving from our other depots so that we only have one point of contact.
    • Collections should be included in routes if in the area of deliveries – be aware that it can be just as important to have the collection off site.
    • Keeping in contact with Customers to inform them of delayed delivery / collection.
    • Make sure all drivers are Working as a TEAM.
    • Adapt to the say YES we can attitude and inform the manager if this cannot be done.
    • Awareness of drivers returning to depot – what’s next – get stock out and prepped. Involve other staff if need be.
    • If no further jobs – insist / delegate with other duties – be mindful of them just ‘wandering around’.
    • Email other depots of your movements internally to assist in movement of goods.

    As a Transport Co-Ordinator you must have:

    • Ideally experience within the Tool and Plant Industry.
    • Understand of Driving Regulations and Laws.
    • Previous experience dealing with HGV vehicles.

    Working hours:

    • Monday to Friday: 08:00am – 17:00pm.
    • Saturday: 08:00am to 12:00pm on a rotational basis.

    Employee Benefits:

    • Competitive salary, based on experience.
    • 22 Days plus statutory holidays (30 days in total).
    • Additional Holiday after two, three and five years’ service.
    • Weekly pay.
    • Free tool hire for all employees – Excluding consumables and Delivery.
    • Death in service cover to support your family.
    • Permanent employment.
    • Ongoing training.
    • Uniform Provided.
    • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme.
    • Discounted Personal Legal Services.
    • Bike to work scheme.

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