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Operations Manager

Dependent on experience

Knights of Old is a leading privately owned 3rd party transport and logistics company with over 150 years’ experience and a strong reputation for quality and efficiency in the shared user and dedicated transport solutions industry in the UK and Worldwide.

Due to our continued growth and success we have a vacancy for an Operations Manager to work onsite at our customer’s site on Brackmills, Northampton. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and hands on individual who is able to work on their own initiative alongside being part of a bigger team.

We can offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, contributory pension, life assurance and enrolment in our cash back health care scheme.

Core Working Hours Monday – Friday 08.30 - 17.30

The primary tasks of the Operations Manager (and their team) will be:

  • Planning and consolidating a variety of loads in the most efficient way possible.
  • Providing the Customer with regular contact and reports regarding delivery performance.
  • Ensuring that Knights of Old consistently meet the customer’s key performance indicators.
  • Offering the highest level of service to our customers, both internal and external.
  • Managing and liaising with drivers in order to achieve all targets, to include daily briefing and debriefing.
  • Continuous improvement through auditing and performance management.
  • Ensuring that all Quality, Health and Safety and Compliance standards are adhered to at all times.

The essential qualities of The Operations Manager include:

  • Demonstrable experience of both planning and driver management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the transport and logistics sector.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the UK.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the commercial drive to make a success of this role.
  • Strong IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • CPC holder preferred.

If your skills match the above then we would like to hear from you so please press apply to be considered for the Operations Manager role.