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Job Title

Transport Shift Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Yorkshire
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted21 April 2017

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Reporting to the Site Manager the Transport Shift Manager will be responsible for end to end shift operations and ensure the smooth operation by the admin team in the department. The shift pattern is primarily 12 hour shifts working days and nights covering 24/7 4 on 4 off.

Client Details

Market leading 3PL based in West Yorkshire distributing FMCG product nationally.


Responsibilities of the Transport Shift Manager will include:
  • Provide leadership to the depot by effective management of a team to meet all objectives and targets set.
  • Ensure effective communications are developed between departments on site and collaborate to ensure a smooth total operation.
  • Co-ordinating and prioritising activity across the shift to ensure customer service.
  • Achieve KPI's through effective use of resources and management of staff. Meet deadlines set by others for submission of KPI and cost management.
  • Planning and co-ordinating the allocation of labour within the shift to meet operational deadlines and controlling overtime, agency and temp staff levels.
  • Taking a proactive approach to ensure grievance/disciplinary matters are resolved by adopting a consistent, fair and thorough approach to the analysis of these issues.
  • Controlling sickness/absence through effective use of policies, procedures and management to ensure that labour turnover and absence levels are kept to a minimum by effective leadership and motivation.
  • Adhering to Driver Regulations and Drivers Hours Legislation - WTD legislation and Digital tachograph legislation.
  • Monitoring and strictly adhering to tractor and trailer services and MOT's - legal compliance and VOSA demands.
  • Managing a computerised traffic systems - GTS, Axend and Telematics + others that maybe developed in the future.
  • Understanding and managing all aspects of vehicle maintenance, contract and non-contract costs.


Knowledge and Competencies Required:
  • GCSE level or equivalent required. Ideally A Level standard of education.
  • Previous line management experience - 3rd party logistics preferable.
  • Knowledge of Transport Operations and Compliance.
  • CPC qualification or industry recognised qualification preferable, i.e, CILT, IOTA, CI Eng.

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary of up to £30,000 dependent upon experience.

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