Reference : 582867

Regional Transport Manager (Supply Chain)

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/16/2020

Who are we ?

Regional Transport Manager - West & Wales


Job Purpose

Responsible for implementing the Company transport strategic plan within the Supply Chain Hubs in partnership with Operations.

Experience Required


  • Strong and demonstrable experience in area of Transport and within a commercial environment.
  • Considerable experience within road transport logistics/transport.
  • Transport qualification or equivalent
  • Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation and influencing skills - excellent relationship management and networking skills
  • Ability to identify and implement performance goals, priorities, recommend measures
  • Highly IT literate in systems relevant to role i.e.MS Office
  • Resilient and able to constructively challenge and influence
  • Able to work under pressure and manage multiple simultaneous priorities
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with ability assimilate information
  • People management experience with demonstrable ability to lead, coach and motivate a team
  • Demonstrable delivery of commercial successes and good business acumen
  • Self-motivated and results driven with the ability to manage a team and relevant stakeholders to deliver results
  • Knowledge of Transport, commercial, Health & Safety legislation, risk awareness, Logistics/Transport and Strategy planning
  • Driving Licence (travel and overnight stays are required).


  • Understanding of the individual Brand business practices and philosophy

Key Results Areas

You will be required to:

  • Support Operations in managing transport costs as a % of delivered sales, in line with the Transport strategy and target.
  • Support the business to successfully manage the transport fleet/drivers at the defined level of EHS, legal compliance and cost efficiency as per the Transport strategy and target
  • Successfully implement the Transport strategies, managing and developing the ATM team to achieve KPI’s.
  • Ensure consistent improvement in all aspects of the Transport process and outcomes across the regions.
  • Take a proactive role by working in partnership with operations and the Transport team to address compliance related issues that may impact the ‘O’ Licence, or budgets.
  • Work closely with Regional Directors and Area Directors to ensure Transport efficiency, legal compliance and successful implementation and delivery of the company strategy.
  • Continuously develop the structure and strategy within the regions in order to meet and exceed customer expectations and implement succession plans for all Transport staff.
  • Monitor and act to ensure that all Transport financial KPI’s are achieved.
  • Be proactive in relevant Supplier management, improving performance and cost effectiveness of all such arrangements.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures (HR, EHS, Business Controls, etc.).
  • Promote effective working relationships and teamwork with other departments and their staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the regions comply with all legal and H&S legislation in relation to transport and distribution.
  • Responsible for the development and communication of best practice to enable the business to successfully achieve the strategy targets.
  • Responsible for the structured implementation across the region of the hub/super branch distribution plan within the timescales agreed.
  • Consistently review performance and liaise with the business to ensure that the identified changes are actioned to ensure successful completion of the strategy.
  • Communicate the distribution strategy to the business and be active in creating new strategies.
  • Provide technical and advisory support to the business to enable the region to provide a best in class, safe, legal and cost efficient delivery service across the specified regions/brands


  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 31 days holiday (increasing to 33 days with service)
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
  • A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your ‘pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).
  • As an employee, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts and various other benefits.


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