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James Latham Leicester - Transport Manager


James Latham, a family-based business since 1757 and the leading Timber and Panel product distributor, are currently looking for a professional Transport Manager at our Leicester depot.

This depot relocated to its present purpose-built site in Glenfield in January 2018 and has recently moved to 24Hr working.

We are therefore looking for a forward-thinking individual able to adapt to the increasing demands of our expanding customer base. They would need to be versatile and flexible on hours to suit the business needs and would ideally have previous operational experience in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a good communicator with excellent organisational and administrative skills.

Transport Manager CPC qualification would be desirable but not essential.

Responsibilities of the role would include the following areas:

  • To carry out efficient and effective scheduling of loads to fulfil customer requirements whilst ensuring optimum utilisation of our own fleet of lorries.

  • To observe and ensure health and safety obligations and responsibilities under the Company’s Policy, to report and investigate accidents (inc insurance claims) and near misses.

  • To manage all documentation when dealing with LGV Fleet.

  • To First Line manage and drivers HR issues and record/manage holiday & sickness.

  • Arrange compliance with maintenance regimes, repairs and any ‘cosmetic’ issues of lorries.

  • Investigate and keep adequate records of any complaints from 3rd parties (enforcement bodies including VOSA & local authorities).

  • Manage Tachograph requirements for download / upload and to process any subsequent driver infringements, ensure compliance with Working Time Directive.

  • To observe and ensure depot environmental (ISO 14001) objectives and continue to improve vehicle efficiencies.

  • PC literate with ability to use Word, Excel, transport routing software.


The successful candidate would report directly to the Operations Manager.

We will offer a competitive remuneration package, along with benefits and attractive bonus scheme to the right candidate.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we look forward to receiving your application.

CV’s should be sent in confidence to:

Email: [email protected]

Closing date 30th April 2021

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