• Full Time
  • Amesbury
  • Salary/Rate: £Neg DOE

Bluestones One is currently seeking a Transport Assistant on behalf of a national retailer.

The Transport Assistant will provide daily support to overall operations, Transport Supervisors and Transport Manager, in addition to dealing with a range of people management issues to internal and external customers.

The chosen Candidate will have the following knowledge and experience;

  • Previous experience in a Assistant Supervisor function not essential but preferred
  • Knowledge of transport operations preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of IT systems to include how to access, input and compile data
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of working in a multi-tasking role
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced admin environment

It is essential the applicants have the following skills and competencies;

  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this role across all tasks
  • Ability to work within tight and often conflicting timeframes
  • Successfully navigate Word, Excel, Access database and documents
  • Maintain a disciplined and logical approach to tasks
  • Ability to prioritise workload and impart good judgement
  • Awareness of the impact tasks and functions have on other areas of the business
  • Good communication skills to liaise with a diverse customer group within the Transport and Distribution and service providers
  • Excellent written communication skills to produce succinct reports and to be able to present this information appropriate to the circumstances
  • Ability to make quick decisions to ensure the operation continues in a proactive, cost effective manner
  • Ability to understand the wider needs of the business and to consider requirements equally amongst other considered factor

Tasks shall include;

  • Carry out Transport administration transactional tasks
  • Provide competent support and assistance to the transport operations and Transport Supervisor
  • Complete admin tasks and reports as requested by Supervisor
  • Administration of the Tachograph infringements and monitoring software system
  • Ensure delivery paperwork is completed and ready to allow drivers to be dispatched on time and to assist in timely departures from the depot
  • Ability to identify fleet service providers in the need of a breakdown and to support the driver during this process to ensure a minimum disruptions and delays to the company
  • Communicate the shipping requirements for Northern Ireland and plan the trailers required
  • Book the required Northern Ireland slots on the ferry, manage the online systems for the ferry slots
  • Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety requirements
  • Ensure the Transport Information System (TIS) data is maintained accurately
  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Transport systems and practices in the company
  • Deal professionally and courteously with internal/external enquiries
  • Communicate with and Inform Store/Area/Regional Managers of any delivery delays
  • Other Transport related duties as requested
  • To assist colleagues as and when required

Working hours average 38.61 per week, 4 days on 4 days off, 12 hour shifts (7am/7pm – 7pm/am)


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