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Job Title

Transport Shift Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted13 November 2018

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I am currently recruiting a very exciting opportunity to work for a large distribution organisation on a prestigious account based out of Daventry.

Client Details

My client is a very well established distribution business supporting a number of well renowned brands across the whole of the UK with their distribution through various channels.

This business is going through a huge phase of growth and development at the moment and can offer any successful candidate going in the opportunity for a fantastic career beyond the role of Transport Shift Manager.


The key responsibilities for the Transport Shift Manager are:

  • Managing the core business fleet as well as subcontractors
  • Managing any issues with deliveries and make sure issues are resolved and communicated to wider departments
  • Ensure timely deliveries
  • Ensure delivery costs are kept low and maintained
  • Ensure all vehicles are maintained in line with legal compliance
  • Ensure all KPIs are met in line with expectations across the business
  • Organise and lead the focus on improved productivity targets
  • Day to day management of driver colleagues
  • Delivery of Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Plan, manage and adjust staffing levels to meet operational requirements
  • Implement the daily schedule as issued by the Transport Planning Managers
  • Assist Transport Manager with daily and weekly workload planning and volume forecasting routines are accomplished i.e. staffing, equipment, space
  • Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Deliver team members performance reviews
  • Manage disciplinary and grievance issues in line with HR policy
  • Ensure Company policies are communicated, implemented and enforced where appropriate


The successful Transport Shift Manager will have :
  • Great working knowledge of Tachographs
  • Have the ability to build strong and sound relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to keep the business running efficiently
  • Experience of managing in a Transport / Logistics environment
  • A good working understanding of Excel
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Experience within FMCG / Consumer / Food
  • Multidrop experience
  • MUST be flexible when it comes to shift patterns

Job Offer

The salary is £35,000 - £40,000 + package

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