Transport Manager

Location: Birmingham

Johnsons Hotel Linen is the leading Laundry and Linen Hire Company supplying National Hotel Chains and Independent Hotels across the UK from 10 sites in the UK and Northern Ireland.  We are part of the Johnsons Service Group PLC.

Our JHL Birmingham site are seeking an experienced Transport Manager to oversee a busy and challenging department.  This is very much a hands-on role, in which you will provide vital support to the business, working closely with other departments to ensure we provide highly accurate, on-time deliveries to our customers. We have an extensive fleet on a fixed delivery and collection schedule to Hotels within the West Midlands and surrounding areas.



The post will be responsible for the

  • Management of the Transport department and provide strategic advice and planning on logistics.
  • To ensure that all commercial vehicles are maintained and serviced in accordance with current road regulations + legislation.
  • To be responsible for reviewing, sourcing and monitoring of the fleet maintenance contractor.
  • To ensure each day’s items are loaded/unloaded from the vehicles and delivered and returned to customers.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Operator’s Licence are adhered to at all times.
  • To be responsible for scheduling of rotas and rest days + planning routes cost effectively.
  • To recruit drivers in consultation with the General Manager.
  • To provide on-going training for all drivers from start of service and throughout their employment and regularly review their training and development.
  • To keep all costs to or below budget within the department.
  • To be prepared to be flexible with hours as operations is 7 days a week, with the occasional need to take weekend calls or attend site.


  • Proven experience in Transport Management.
  • Strong communication and management skills. Ability to lead, inspire and motivate a diverse team of drivers.
  • CPC license.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Benefits include:

  • SAYE scheme, Company pension, Free Life Assurance
  • EAP, 24/7 GP Helpline, Health4all Scheme, Discounted gym membership
  • Wedding civil partnership leave
  • Extra mile awards, Long service awards, Referral schemes, Baby boxes
  • Menopause Policy, Free sanitary products
  • Employee Rewards platform (Retail discounts)
  • Thorough onboarding training and induction programme
  • Deliver the appropriate training to enable you to do your job to the very best of your ability
  • Apprenticeship programs LGV, Team Leading, Management and Customer Service
  • Free onsite parking at most sites
  • Johnsons Hotel Linen is a Disability Confident Employer


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