General Manager - Transport

Job details
Posting date: 18 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £70,000 per annum, plus car / car allowance, 33 days holiday, pension, life assurance, employee assistance programme, wellbeing support, and flexible benefits scheme
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 May 2024
Location: Daventry
Company: Unipart Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1268

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General Manager - Transport


£70,000 per annum, plus car / car allowance, 33 days holiday, pension, life assurance, employee assistance programme, wellbeing
support, and flexible benefits scheme

About the Job

As General Manager - Transport you will manage the infrastructure and transport operation, establishing opportunities to improve
and increase efficiencies and support the development of the transport function internally and externally.

Working with the team to develop supplier relationships, create new revenue opportunities, and monitor revenue vs cost to serve,
you will also work with the customer and towers to understand pipeline opportunities.

As part of your key responsibilities you’ll:

* Optimise and review the current flows on a regular basis highlighting strategic, tactical and growth opportunities within the
existing business
* Develop the strategic and tactical strategy that will enhance the growth, revenue and efficiency of the operation
* Establish and develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders across all Unipart transport, inventory
and warehouse operations.
* Work closely with Business Development managers to ensure high levels of sector expertise and knowledge to include market
trends, pricing policies, and competitor activity and decision makers
* Build close relationships of trust and confidence with key decision-makers and influencers to be able to differentiate the
Unipart service offering from those of our competitors
* Understand the financial position and drivers for the transport offering (and wider business), understanding the marketplace in
which our customer and the suppliers operate
* Analyse and interpret business and functional performance metrics to inform decision making and business focussed solutions
* Manage cost and performance

About You

We’d love you to have the following skills and experience, but please apply if you think you’d be able to perform well in this

* Experience of Logistics and/or supply chain management, ideally within a multiuser environment
* Strong commercial acumen with experience of operating in both open and closed book environment
* Excellent organisational, problem solving and decision making skills, with a willingness to take tough decisions and deliver
consistent high quality of output
* Passionate, customer focused, and results driven, capable of inspiring others and proactive at all times, looking to identify
opportunities to add value and differentiate
* Excellent communication and influencing skills and an ability to build strong working relationships, internally and externally
at any level
* Energetic and flexible and works well under pressure
* Team player with excellent leadership and team building skills
* A track record of success gained in a fast-paced, cost-conscious and customer focussed business environment(s) and different
business sectors / parts of the business
* Financially aware, commercial, numerate and able to identify and enable key levers for business success

Our recruitment and selection process has been developed to ensure that it is consistent, fair and provides equality of
opportunity - all selection decisions are based solely on technical and behavioural competencies. We do not discriminate on the
grounds of race, colour, or nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or
civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion or belief, age or any other current or future protected
characteristic as defined in the current Equality Act of England and Wales. As an organisation we also promote an environment
which encourages diversity of characteristics and thought, where you feel included, safe and confident to be the best version of
yourself and do your best work every day.

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