Transport Manager - Airside

England, London, Hounslow
£50000 - £55000 per annum
26 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
JN -112021-4530228
Matthew Ellison
Senior Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
Contract Type

Michael Page Logistics are looking to recruit an Airside Transport Manager for a client based at Heathrow airport.

Client Details

Our client are a global leader in providing logistics services to the airline sector. This role will focus on airside cargo and will be responsible for a fleet of 60 vehicles.


In the role of Airside Transport Manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning, costing, and allocating resources and vehicles, ensuring sufficient flexibility is in place to meet the varying needs of customers and associated SLA's
  • Ensure that all vehicles are compliant with all HAL, legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements, and where necessary arranging repairs
  • Develop and implement a proactive, planned, and structured approach to the maintenance of Airside fleet vehicles, keeping to budget and ensuring all vehicles are fit for purpose and the customer experience is of a high standard.
  • Ensure all drivers hours are recorded and audited and any infringements incurred are addressed with drivers.
  • Ensure all service records and safety inspections are carried out at correct frequency.
  • Maintain a yearly safety inspection schedule.
  • Ensure Airside transport staff & Airside Operations Management deliver the service appropriate to the changing needs of customers.
  • Manage and develop a team of Airside drivers and Airside / Operations Management, either alone or in small teams, in order to deliver a high-quality service to customers.
  • To take the lead in resolving unforeseen problems as they arise ensuring appropriate resolution.
  • Ensure all health, safety and transport requirements are met.


We are very interested in speaking to candidates that have Airfreight Transport experience. This however is not essential and we will consider experience in a similar managerial role in the transport sector, including supervision of Operational Management within a fast moving environment. You will have experience of managing budgets & contracts as well as fleet maintenance and the associated contract evaluation and pricing. Your ability to perform the role well will be supported by excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants do require a proven ability to plan and manage contracted Customer activity & adhere to existing and future SLA compliance. Experience of vehicle maintenance costs and controls is essential. A management CPC would be expected from applicants at this level but those without may still be considered.

Job Offer

You will join a fantastic business and will receive a highly competitive salary.