Transport Operations Manager in TipTopJob at Hinckley, England, United Kingdom

Website TipTopJob

This listing is about TipTopJob in Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Company Description

DPD is one of the fastest growing express parcel delivery companies in the UK, with a turnover of £1.9 billion. As a multi award-winning company that has been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for eight years running, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and be the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

We are delighted to announce that we are currently seeking driven and motivated Linehaul Operations Managers to join our team based at our Superhub in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Our operation runs 24/7, 365 days a year, this role however is Monday to Friday and the successful candidate will be working afternoon and evenings, typically starting around 3 pm.

As the successful Linehaul Operations Manager you will report directly to the Linehaul General Manager and you’ll be a key member of the management team, working in a time critical distribution environment. Your key accountabilities will include;

  • Responsibility for actively managing the running of the DPD Group Linehaul, fleet and drivers through a number of Shift Managers, Traffic clerks and Senior Drivers
  • Working closely with the Hub Operational Team and Network Management
  • Ensuring an efficient Linehaul service to Hubs, Network Depots and Customers.
  • Leading and motivating a large team in pursuit of KPIs and departmental targets
  • The management of employee and vehicle resource, holiday planning, health and safety
  • Ensuring compliance with the company environmental policies and understanding legal requirements
  • Ensuring that department compliance audit results achieve company expectations
  • Proactively planning and delivering peak events such as Bank Holidays and Cyber Weekend
  • Create and deliver training plans for direct reports to multi skill the team and ensure department succession
  • Step up to cover the roles and duties of the General Manager when they are away from the business


In Addition, We’ll Also Expect You To

Operating in an environment where working efficiently under pressure and at pace will be key to your success, you should have strong people management experience, involving direct accountability and responsibility for motivating and leading a high performing team.

  • Be an experienced logistics professional with strong operational management experience.
  • Have proven experience within a similar role having run a vehicle fleet of 400+ vehicles
  • Be an effective communicator with an enthusiastic, customer orientated approach
  • Have the ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate the core values of DPD DNA – Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

Additional Information

Job Specifics

You will have a thorough induction to the Linehaul operation as well as a comprehensive induction to DPD.

This role will require you to work Monday to Friday starting at 3 pm, however flexibility will be required as we operate over 24 hours per day so flexibilty may be required at busy times.

A Full UK driving Licence is essential for this role


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme, based on individual and company. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer

Company: TipTopJob

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Job Location: Hinckley, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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