Managers and Directors in Transport and Distribution

Managers and directors in transport and distribution plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe, efficient and economic movement of passengers and freight by road, rail, sea and air transport.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 21,438
£ 37,431
£ 65,444

Available jobs

In the past year there were 88,431 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Arranges for maintenance of airport runways and buildings, liaises with fuel and catering crews to ensure adequate supplies and resolves any complaints and problems raised by airport users.

  • Supervises day-to-day activities in a railway station.

  • Ensures that harbour channels and berths are maintained and liaises with ship owners, crew, customs officials, dock and harbour staff to arrange entry, berthing and servicing of ships.

  • Ensures that regulations regarding hours of work, the licensing of crews and transport equipment, the operational safety and efficiency of equipment, the insurance of vehicles and other statutory regulations are complied with.

  • Directs the movement, handling and storage of freight in transit, and reviews space utilisation, staffing and distribution expenditure to determine future distribution policies.

  • Examines traffic reports, load patterns, traffic receipts and other data and revises transport services or freight rates accordingly.

  • Plans the optimum utilisation of staff and operating equipment, and co-ordinates maintenance activities to ensure least possible disruption to services.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Supply Chain

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Warehousing

  • Procurement

  • Operations Management

  • Finance

  • Auditing

  • Transportation Management Systems

  • Logistics Management

  • Logistics

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Problem Solving

  • Influencing Skills

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.