Head of Transport

Elevation Recruitment Group
15 May 2024
12 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Elevation Procurement & Supply Chain are delighted to be partnered with an international regulated manufacturing and distribution business, in the search for a Head of Transport UK&I, for their cylinder division.

The Role:

Accountable for leading the Cylinder operations ensuring they meet agreed annual performance targets and comply with statutory and Linde governance requirements.

The Head of Transport will provide functional support to the day to day administration and technical authority to transport operations

The Head of Transport will lead the development, and drive the implementation of the strategy, ensuring that the UK approach is consistent with the principles of Global best practise.

To provide internal transport services in accordance with company policy, Including contractor compliance.

As a member of the Leadership team, drive Operational strategies to meet the agreed priorities for the delivery function.

Work with internal stake holders in Sales and Healthcare to establish the commercial framework expected from the transport operation, and with the Supply chain function to plan and deliver agreed levels of service.

Identify and lead business improvement for the cylinder transport operations. Promote and communicate the development with internal stakeholders and external professional bodies e.g. DFT, Government bodies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for Cylinder operations, as part of RUI Deliver operating model
  • Takes the lead negotiator role for the function and develops the wider trade union relations through the Cylinder Driver Working Group
  • Develops Policy and Programmes for all GB Transport Platforms as a key member of the leadership team and ensures that Team Transport develops its capability and behaviours in line with industry leading (third party) transport providers, and global programmes in line with CoE / CoC requirements.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of RUK Business strategy
  • Develops, recommends, and implements major change, working collaboratively with team stakeholders, and functional support teams to execute change effectively.
  • Develops the plans to support Team Transport People excellence strategy, ensuring that all aspects are addressed including talent development, reward, and recognition.
  • Ensures alignment of the business agenda through the full management team.
  • Develops the functional capability of the transport team providing sponsorship and Project management deploying high calibre Project management tools and processes (eg. six sigma).
  • Develops and presents an annual plan identifying how the Cylinder operation will meet the performance targets, and provides quarterly updates on performance
  • Manages and controls the preparation of budgets, forecasts efficiency improvements and reporting, management review process including KPI s
  • Establish clear financial targets through budgeting process,

The Person:

  • Knowledge of products and SHEQ requirements
  • People, Project and Change Management Skills
  • Experience in a Trade Union environment
  • Thorough knowledge of industry standards, procedures and specifications in operations and transport safety
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Financial and Commercial awareness

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