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Job Title

Night Transport First Line Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£25,200 to £26,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted13 November 2017

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I am currently recruiting a night transport first line manager to supervise a team of drivers and coordinators over a night shift - 10PM to 7AM, this shift is negotiable.

Client Details

Distribution business


Responsible for the daily operational requirements of the depot and out base depots (where appropriate) by leading and motivating all teammates to ensure that agreed KPI’s and service level agreements are met at all times and that Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to. Ensuring at all times, full compliance to both Health and Safety and Transport Legislation

  • Full, thorough and independent day to day management of Depot and Outbase depots (where appropriate)

  • Responsible for Health and Safety of the team, ensuring safe working practices are adhered to at all times e.g. accidents, investigations, risk assessments and daily checks.

  • Monitoring KPI data, identifying trends with a view to improving efficiencies and achieving continuous improvement targets.

  • Super user for all IT systems e.g. Epods and scanners, ensuring usage is within KPI and all problems are reported to relevant parties.

  • Maintenance of systems including Verilocation, TMS, Tachomaster and Fleet Check.

  • Ensure driver brief and debrief is completed to Company quality requirements.

  • Ability to present and explain comprehensive and robust information in a timely fashion when required, daily, weekly and monthly.

  • Responsible for identifying and achieving cost saving initiatives/efficiencies wherever possible

  • Action computerised vehicle scheduling to ensure optimum effectiveness and completion of customer requirements and service levels.

  • Ensure that vehicles required for service are presented when scheduled or requested.

  • Efficiently manage and raise all Purchase Orders.

  • Ongoing teammate management and development; appraisals, objective setting, regular reviews, identifying training needs, coaching and developing teammates where appropriate.

  • Effectively manage all HR related activities e.g. holidays, sickness absence, investigations and disciplinaries with an aim to finding suitable resolutions within the scope of the Company’s policies and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Liaise with other Depots or departments within the Company network to ensure operations are satisfactorily completed and also promoting good working relationships to maximise performance.

  • Deal with customers in a professional and courteous manner.

  • In addition to your normal duties you may be required to undertake other duties in line with the needs of the business and flexibility should be recognised as a prerequisite of the role and be prepared to vary start times and shift patterns to meet business needs.

  • The requirement to be on an ‘on call’ rota


  • GCSE educated or similar level

  • Working knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation relevant to the workplace

  • Ability to communicate with confidence to a wide range of audiences

  • Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

  • Able to work within a team and individually

  • Ability to influence at all levels

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to follow and provide clear instructions

  • Good problem solver

  • Previous traffic office/warehouse practical experience

  • Demonstrable leadership and man-management experience and skills

  • Articulate, numerate and computer literate including the use of Microsoft packages and transport operational systems

  • Good geographical knowledge both locally and nationally

  • Flexible in approach and able to work a rotating shift pattern where required

Job Offer

A salary of £25,000 to £26,000 dependant on experience

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