Transport Manager / Planner - Rossendale

Transport Manager / Planner - Rossendale

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Transport Manager/Planner, Buckhurst Plant Hire

Rossendale, Lancashire

£Salary Negotiable dependent upon experience & qualifications

Full time, permanent

About Buckhurst

Buckhurst Plant Hire was established in 1993 by the Walsh family. From our humble beginnings in a small yard with only a handful of machines as our offering the company has grown phenomenally in size since then. Buckhurst, with an annual turnover of £11milion, is now operating from several depots across the UK and Scotland with over 2000 pieces of machinery and plant

Buckhurst now employs over 80 dedicated people across our depots and field-based roles, whilst working hard to retain that small business family feel from the early ’90s.

During this time Buckhurst has developed a strong reputation in the industry for supplying quality plant equipment at very competitive prices. We are distinguished by our outstanding levels of customer service and this has underpinned our growth as well as ensuring a loyal customer base who have relied on Buckhurst for their equipment time and time again.

The company has established itself by working to four brand values, these are Reliability, Trust, Outstanding Service, and Local to You.

Our Mission Statement is to be the customers’ first choice for rental equipment – delivering a top level of service wherever and whenever required through a working culture and environment that allows our staff to develop and make decisions. In doing so they will share in the growth and prosperity of our business.

What’s it like to work for us you ask?

We are a very down-to-earth and fun bunch at Buckhurst and every depot has its own personality and culture.

Everyone has an important role to play within this family-run business, whereby you’re not just a number and you’re expected to roll your sleeves up and “muck in” so to speak, so you may need a pair of wellies in our plant yards!

Outline of responsibilities: The principal role of the Transport Manager/Planner is to organize the efficient use of the company vehicles for own fleet/equipment deliveries and external customer transport. The candidate will be responsible for compliance and legal requirements.

Organization and planning of all transport activity from the Rossendale depot via the hire desks and direct customer contact.

o Ensuring all internal hires are delivered within the agreed timeframe with the customer
o Ensuring all internal hires are collected within 72 hours of off-hire
o Ensuring on-time deliveries/collections of customers' transport requirements.
o Maintain profitability of all transport operations.
o Manage driver’s
o Timesheets (including checking start-finish times using tracking system)
o Working time directive
o Driver CPC
o Holidays and adequate cover

Process all delivery/collection notes for customers transport including invoicing through the insphire program and maintain daybook/diary for all work

Ensure that all service, inspection, and maintenance programs are adhered to for all HGV vehicles for each depot including

Service, inspection, and maintenance of vehicles and trailers

o Defects, reporting, and rectification
o Appearance and condition

Maintain HGV MOT register and issue reminders to vehicle drivers/depot managers.

Tachograph downloads for divers and vehicles.

Reporting directly to the Depot Manager, the Transport Manager/Planner should submit summarised reports along with supporting documentation on a weekly basis. All reports should be presented in line with weekly deadlines for conference calls and depot visits/meetings.

Applicants for the role must have:

o Be able to demonstrate proven transport planner/coordinator experience and understanding the full compliance with UK legal requirements.
o Proficient use of Microsoft products including
§ Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
o Excellent communication skills
o Presentation skills
o Knowledge of general plant hire
o Knowledge of specialist plant and equipment would be an advantage (utility industry)
o Transport Manager CPC qualification
o Understanding of Driver CPC
o Full UK driving license

What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries in the industry and treat our staff fairly and as individual people - we really look after you. We don’t hold anyone back and there are many examples of employee promotions within the business and a lot of our employees have been with us for many years. We like to train and develop our staff to get the best from them and in return for your hard work and commitment, we provide a safe, fun, relaxed and flexible work environment for you to succeed.

Interested in hearing more and coming to join the family? If so, please submit your CV today.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Additional pay:
Quarterly bonus

Company pension
On-site parking

10 hour shift

Transport Manager: 1 year (preferred)

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