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Job Title

First Line Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted29 November 2017

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My client is looking to a first line manager ideally from a automotive or manufacturing background. You will have had at least two years experience leading and developing a team through a fast paced logistics environment. This role will have a three shift rotational pattern with at least one week out of four being a night shift.

Client Details



• To help achieve a team's outputs against customer requirements and operational KPI's, operating within clear guidelines in order to deliver quality and reliable service for the customer

• To co-ordinate and supervise the work activities of the team providing effective leadership, communication, motivation, training and development

• To identify and work to solve problems in line with the relevant guidelines or policies

• To monitor the performance of people, equipment and processes and highlight to their manager where they think these can be improved or need to change

• To work in a safe manner

• Ensure operational service levels are met and exceeded through the achievement of operational KPI's

• Effective team management including planning, managing and adjusting staffing levels to meet operational requirements within a short period of time

• Enforce and ensure adherence to Health and Safety policy / processes

• Enforce and ensure adherence to company policies and processes

• Facilitate excellent communication through regular briefings, shift updates and continuous feedback to the team

• Accountable for delivering a high quality, customer focused service

• Contribute towards the delivery of site and departmental KPI's

• Working safely, direct activities to ensure a safe, healthy, clean and fair environment for all the team

• Ensuring 100% accuracy

• Ensure that all team members are fully inducted into the warehouse and are fully trained in all the core processes and policies and SOPs

• Support the Shift Manager and / or wider management team in any issues relating to the operation


  • At least 2 years working within management within a logistics environment. IDEALLY AUTOMOTIVE OR MANUFACTURING.

  • Evidence of building a strong team within a logistics environment and provides team members with the direction, resources, & environment needed for success

  • Can Motivate & inspire teams to achieve extraordinary results.

  • Builds commitment to common goals & communicates a sense of mission & collective purpose.

  • Communicates openly & regularly through team & individual communication.

  • Creates a positive work environment.

  • Provides clarity of roles & responsibilities for team members

Job Offer

A salary between £25,000 and £30,000 + the opportunity for overtime

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