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The transport director is the person responsible for ensuring the transport of goods, either with their own means or subcontracted means, from a company to the client, as efficiently as possible and fulfilling the established conditions. This professional can organise and plan the transport operations, which can be national or international, and carry out their financial management. As a result of the wide variety of situations faced every day, such as delays caused by breakdowns or traffic congestion, the transport director must constantly take decisions and seek fast solutions to unexpected problems. In addition, they should have excellent coordination skills, since it often takes different carriers and logistics operators, as well as various modes of transport (railways, lorry, ship, etc.) to ensure that the goods arrive to the appropriate place at the agreed time. Reports to the Director of Physical Distribution.


  • Design the company transport systems (which may be multi-modal) to ensure their overall optimization in accordance with corporate goals and the customer service level.
  • Contract the required transport services.
    Plan for transport needs within the framework of the company's general policy and cost control.
    Analyse the market trends of transport services and assess the service providers, in order to select those which are most competitive.
    Identify the problems that could arise during transport operations and implement improvement solutions.
    Research and analyse new business opportunities in order to improve and broaden the company's expectations regarding transport.
    Decide on the most suitable means of transport and advise on transport investments.
    Select the most appropriate type of transportation based on the characteristics of the goods and their volume.
    Negotiate the conditions, rates and volumes of the goods that must be transported and carry out their contracting.
  • Decide and apply the necessary documentation.
    Manage the transport database, verify and approve the freight notes from the subcontractors and review the contractual conditions.
    Handle all matters related to incidents and product damage or loss during the transport process and analyse the causes in order to take the appropriate decisions.
    Coordinate the documents necessary for imports and exports and provide statistical data and customs documentation.
  • Establish guidelines and control procedures.
    Set the relations and parameters of the transport services, as well as the transport operation procedures.
    Determine the staff needs in the transport area.
    Determine the type of insurance and process damage claims.
  • Define economic control parameters.
  • Apply regulations and procedures for security, health and the environment in transport activities.

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