Transport Manager

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Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
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Sector: Freight, Cargo & Logistics
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Job Summary

Using your strong leadership skills, you will have a high impact in creating a customer centric environment, providing strategic direction for our transport operations at Heathrow, one of London’s busiest airports. Driving efficiencies in transport operations will require you to analyse a number of KPIs and produce quality reports for the management team in striving towards operational excellence.

You will manage and oversee the planning and coordination of routes and schedules, ensuring catering uplifts and associated products reach their destinations safely, on time and in the most cost-effective way. You will be a seasoned planner of in-bound logistics from the aircraft, through equipment processing and packing ready to supply both internal departments and customer schedules.

Working closely with internal and external stakeholders, you will drive forward continuous improvement initiatives and foster an environment of change and productivity.

If you are looking for you next step in your career, this is a great opportunity for you to be part of a great team!



A degree in Logistics, supply chain management, transport management or business management along with a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is preferred but not essential.

Work Experience:

Extensive experience in managing large transport logistics teams within a fast-paced environment; Operational Management within airport or airline environment: Demonstrable experience in leadership roles.

Skills & Knowledge:

Preferably a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport with strong numerical and analytical skills; Mustr be PC literate and have strong oral / written communication skills.

Additional Information/Requirements:


Must have the indefinite right to work in the UK; Ability to successfully undertake a CRC (Criminal Record Check); Ability to provide 5 years of verifiable referencing history.


gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

* Thinking

Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills

* Engaging

Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People

* Inspiring

Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively

* Achieving

Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus

Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

* We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity

* We communicate and keep each other informed

* We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team

* We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details

* We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes

* We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it

* We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the job being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. gategroup reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates may be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting.

gategroup – an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to workforce diversity and actively encourage all qualified persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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