Senior Transport Operator

Senior Transport Operator

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Senior Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Warrington.

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Warrington (WA4)

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Senior Transport Operator to join their team at their site in Warrington. This role will support the Senior Operations Manager with the planning and execution of collection and delivery schedules via the most efficient and cost effective means, in line with the business objectives, customer service levels and current legislative requirements.

  • 48 hours per week
  • PM shift any 5 from 7
  • 32 – 35k per annum
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)


About the job:

  • Manage the full utilisation of IT systems and vehicles to ensure accurate and appropriate allocation of driver / vehicle / loads / trailers to improve both the efficiency of the department and the Group
  • Provide leadership and motivation to the Transport Operatives to build an effective and engaged workforce resulting in improved productivity and sustained customer service levels
  • Build, grow and maintain effective working relationships with key stake holders within both the business and the Group to promote partnership working and improve operational efficiency
  • Create, promote and implement clear communication channels with internal departments and external customers to improve KPI’s and the profitability of the business
  • Monitor all information to ensure it is up to date and held in a secure location in order to comply with GDPR legislation
  • Manage the effective management of driver hours by authorising driver timesheets on a weekly basis and auditing and updating hours against the relevant systems to guarantee they are compliant to all regulations
  • Produce and audit relevant KPI’s for the department and evaluate trends to continually improve processes and procedures
  • Manage the maintenance of clear communication between colleagues and Drivers to ensure customer KPI’s and targets are achieved and maintained, to include Driver debriefs, manifest review and updates to any amendment / notes
  • Manage the implementation and management of safe working practices, general housekeeping and manage audits from both external and internal clients to ensure the Company is compliant


Your knowledge and experience:

  • Working knowledge of the Highway Code, EU tachograph requirements, Working Time Regulations, Road Transport Regulations
  • Commercial awareness
  • Working knowledge of transport operation systems
  • Geography
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • Logistics qualification would be desirable
  • Critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Organisation and time management
  • Effective communication skills at all levels both written and verbal
  • Collaboration with other departments and companies within the Group
  • Numeracy
  • IT and computer literate
  • Relevant transport experience
  • Managing and developing a team of employees
  • Analysing and solving logistics problems
  • Experience of transport operation systems
  • Transport Manager CPC is an advantage, however training will be given to the right candidate


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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