Fixed Term Depot Transport Manager - Tyneside

Job Reference: 005350

Location: Tyneside

Closing Date: Not Specified

Salary: Salary up to £32,000 + Benefits

Employment Type: Secondment

Department: Depot

Hours Per week: 39hrs

Job Level: Band D

As a business, Hermes is driven by our four values of Do the right thing, Dare to be different, Strive for more, and Be Customer Obsessed. We run our business by these values and they are reflected in all of our roles, but particularly for newly created positions like our Depot Transport Manager

This role is initially an 8 month fixed term contract but with a view to a permanent position

Job purpose:

The Depot Transport Manager will be responsible for the Compliant and Efficient management of the Deport transport operation and the improvement of driver standards. The role will also be responsible for ensuring full compliance for vehicles and drivers, the reporting and management of accidents and the management of vehicle PO logs, meeting agreed Transport/Fleet targets

About the Role:

Because of the growth over the last six years and the growth we are currently experiencing we are further developing our Depot Management team with a Transport Manager in each of our Depots, reporting in to our Depot General Manager and Area Transport Managers

This is a varied role where you will work cross-functionally with our Planning Function to review and optimising routes and delivering continuous improvement on route planning efficiency as well as being commercially minded being able to identify and execute cost saving opportunities at Depot level

You will work with and Engage our Driver teams to ensure that efficient, Driver best-practice is followed at all times and work with the drivers and key depot personnel to measure and control the reduction of vehicle damage


  • Manage, measure and control accident costs and investigations
  • Being able to utilize and train others on the use of Lytx, Isotrak and driver assessor tools to influence tight financial control so they can influence daily in their depot
  • Ensure all aspects of transport operation is delivered within Hermes cost targets
  • Authorise entries on the PO log up to an agreed level and manage the accuracy and completeness of the vehicle PO log
  • Working closely with the key Depot staff ensure that every worker is fully compliant with legislative requirements, e.g. Licence checks, Declarations, etc
  • Ensuring all vehicles and equipment are maintained to a high standard and inspected / documented, a minimum of twice weekly
  • To ensure that all accidents are correctly identifies and investigated fully with suitable outcomes to the network standards and with appropriate corrective and route cause mitigation
  • Working with driver assessors to maintain regular assessments throughout the year and following accidents


  • National CPC License holder
  • PC literate in programmes such as Microsoft Office
  • Desirable Qualification: International CPC licence holder
  • Experience in legislative compliance
  • Experience in a Transport Operation
  • System knowledge of fleet systems, Isotrack, Tachomaster, etc.
  • To be Financially astute in order to drive cost saving efficiencies and initiatives
  • Be able to influence internal and external 3rd parties
  • Some Technical knowledge of HGV, LGV
  • Experience of managing teams of people


  • 26 Days Holiday entitlement + Bank Holidays
  • Opt in benefits

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.