Transport Manager

Supply & Logistics Hull, Yorkshire


About AAK


AAK is proud to be the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through our unique co-development approach, we develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results.


By doing so, we solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.


Our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry and is what sets us apart. It enables our employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact.


AAK employ more than 3,500 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customisation plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents we have one of our industries most diverse global footprints.


AAK Hull


AAK Hull is located in the heart of an area enjoying significant redevelopment and investment.


The Port of Hull is being established as a world-class centre for renewable energy and manufacturing, and at AAK we feel proud to be part of this important industrial renaissance for Yorkshire and the UK.


At our recently upgraded site at King George Dock we operate the UK’s largest refinery for edible oils and fats. We supply businesses in the sectors of food manufacturing, baking, foodservice and retail, and we work closely with customers to co-develop bespoke products.


About the role

AAK are seeking to appoint a Transport Manager to join the team in Hull which reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a transport /logistics team to ensure the efficient and effective movement of materials, goods and products (including importing and exporting) to ensure that they are in the right place to meet customer demand.



  • The role is responsible for planning the transport to meet the customer's requirements ensuring customer satisfaction and procedural conformance whilst ensuring contractual obligations are met and timely reporting of relevant KPI and financial information.
  • Management of a transport /logistics team - ensuring good control of the processes and compliance for all transport/losistics processes in a changing environment whilst meeting daily KPI and service requirements.
  • Continue to develop and improve the transport/logistics team through coaching and team development.
  • Responsible for driving change positively and effectively by pro-actively managing logistics operational planning and changing customer requirements.
  • Effective control of sub-contractors / Haulier performance through regular assessments/ reviews and action
  • To continually control cost ensuring the transport operation meets but not exceeds budget targets.
  • Effective management of theexports and import procedures and processes
  • Take responsibility for transport related health, safety and environmental activities and incidents. Providing a safe cost effective solution for transport using hauliers and forwarders who adhere to company standards for all elements of the business, meeting an agreed set of standards.
  • Create excellence in customer relationship management by improving the service offered. Ensuring a customer focused approach, being responsive to customer requirements with focus on cost control.
  • Work closely with the management team keeping them informed of any changes and initiatives taken on continuous improvement or cost changes.
  • To ensure good quality communication with the hauliers/ forwarders/ third party companies on a day to day basis,to deliver agreed actions required to keep the operation efficient.
  • Work closely with Procurement during Contract renewal and obtain non contracted freight quotations


About you

  • Have experience working in a similar Transport/Logistics management role.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field (Supply Chain/ Logistics/ Operations Management/ Business).
  • SAP experience on transport transactions.
  • Knowledge of exporting worldwide, specialist in EU including importing  is essential.
  • Proven track record in process improvement in Cost, OTIF and Haulier performance
  • Be a strong people manager with strategic thinking.
  • Have strong passion for the role and drive to make change.


In return AAK offer:


  • 10% non-contribution pension.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • UK Healthcare scheme.
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays.
  • Group life cover.
  • Group income protection scheme.
  • Ride2Work scheme.

Deadline for applications - COB 31st October 2021


AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.