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Interim Transport Shift Manager

Job Title

Interim Transport Shift Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Yorkshire
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted02 October 2017

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Interim Transport Shift Manager required to join leading 3PL based in the West Yorkshire area to assist during Peak.

Fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking distribution business during an exciting period of growth.

Client Details

Leading 3PL based in the West Yorkshire area requires an Interim Transport Shift Manager.


Responsibilities will include:
  • To be fully responsible for the day to day management of the transport operations at the
  • Support the Transport Operations Manager in the achievement of all customers daily KPI’s and service level commitments.
  • Lead employees within the transport department, by effectively managing a team of transport colleagues, promoting ongoing service and cost initiatives.
  • Assign work schedules, train team members in departmental processes and monitor’s their progress.
  • Manage a shift, including motivation, training, work allocation, disciplinary, grievances and absence management to include return to work interviews.
  • Ensure all legal and legislative procedures are used and carried out.
  • Assist the Transport Operations Manager in the recruitment, training and development of all allocated staff.
  • Utilise resources efficiently by minimising overtime and Agency labour to improve productivity.
  • Ensure a strong leadership style, whilst demonstrating clarity and purpose in assigning tasks and goal setting for team.
  • Operate and achieve KPI’s set for the department.
  • Identify operational improvements and work with senior management to implement.
  • Identify a clear succession plan for key personnel.


To be considered for the role of Interim Transport Shift Manager you must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of transport regulations
  • People Management
  • Influencing skills
  • IT literate
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities
  • Proven track record of planning and forecasting
  • Budget Management and cost controls
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment


Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary of up to £32,000 pro rata'd for the 12 week period. There is a potential opportunity for the successful candidate to be offered a permanent contract at the end of the 12 week performance dependent on business and personal performance.

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