Transport General Manager
Full-time, £75,000 - £80,000

Ref: 10747

Salary: £75,000 - £80,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8GR


Transport General Manager

Right now we are looking for a Transport GM to join The Pets At Home Distribution Centre’s team.

The role:
The role of the Transport GM is to develop and deliver the Transport strategy to deliver the optimum transport solutions to support the business and its ambitious growth plans.  You will support the logistics function in the delivery of a cost-effective transport service to stores, managing and developing the fleets efficiency and the service offering, whilst establishing robust processes to increase backhaul revenue opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set the Transport strategic priorities to add business value and deliver results at the right pace and deliver these in line with the Group Strategic objectives
  • Develop a range of appropriate KPI’s and then manage third party logistics providers ensuring that all agreed KPI’s are met
  • Agree and deliver annually, budgets for the Transport operations
  • Maximising fleet utilisation and minimising fleet size
  • Ensure efficient management and development of the airlock teams
  • Continually develop the service provided by the Store Support team
  • Manage and develop the team individually and collectively
  • Develop a programme of activities to ensure full engagement of the Transport team collaborating with the L&D, talent and people partners - utilising and acting upon the annual engagement survey feedback
  • Engage the distribution operations team to continually improve vehicle utilisation and fill
  • Develop a programme of activity to ensure the backhaul budget is met and engage all key business stakeholders to ensure delivery
  • Management of 3rd party logistics provider to specify, design and deliver the appropriate fleet specification and numbers ensuring all legislative requirements and carbon reduction targets are met
  • Manage and review as necessary all third-party logistics providers operationally and commercially
  • Agree budgets annually with the business and 3rd Party Logistics Providers
  • Engage with the Retail Teams to develop an optimal service offer

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Industry knowledge of relevant legislation and trends and apply best practice and legislative changes
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Knowledge of transport service offers and trends and ability to adopt and implement best practice
  • Skilled at Customer Relationship Management
  • Knowledge of UK Transport operations
  • Understanding of vehicle technologies and developments
  • Experience of scheduling and route planning
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Great judgement and decision-making skills
  • Must be a national CPC holder

What’s in it for you:

  • 36 days annual holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 38 days after 2 years continuous service
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory Private Health Care
  • Birthday Leave - 1-day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
  • The option to buy extra holidays
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member)
  • Your Reward Hub benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.

About us:
At Pets at Home, we’re committed to making sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, caTransre and products. It’s what’s driven our success.
As we continue to grow, so does the demand for our pet care supplies. That’s why we’re expanding our teams.  
Join us, and you’ll see that we’re not any old distribution centre. We want to be the best pet care company in the world. And to help us get there, we aim to do the best for our colleagues.
We’ll be upfront about this. We’re moving to a bigger, brand-new purpose-built facility in Stafford in the next couple of years. We’ll be giving our teams the opportunity to come with us, but we realise this might not be for everyone. So, there’ll also be the opportunity to move to roles in other parts of our business. In the meantime, we still need lots of great people to join us in helping Stokes pets live happy lives and, in return, enjoy the great benefits we offer. 

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 14-05-2022

Expiry Date: 29-05-2022