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Job Title

Transport Supervisor

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£26,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Operations, Transport Jobs
Date Posted14 January 2019

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This role is to manage the running of the company’s fleet, drivers and traffic team safely within the boundaries of all current transport legislation, whilst maintaining profitability and ensuring targets are met.

Client Details

You will be joining a leading 3PL client based in Manchester who offer a range of services tailored to their clients needs and requirements.


As Transport Supervisor you will report into and support the Traffic Manager and lead the traffic team.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure default jobs are allocated correctly and in a timely fashion

  • Ensure all jobs have correct delivery/collection method allocated and set to correct status
  • Ensure agency drivers are booked as and when required to cover vehicles/routes without employed drivers
  • To route/plan all distance vehicles including any vehicles requiring
  • back-loads
  • To supervise traffic coordinators to ensure all deliveries/collections are completed and any delays/failures are communicated in a timely fashion and recorded correctly
  • To supervise traffic coordinators to ensure daily/weekly duties are completed by agreed deadlines
  • To complete mentor duties by agreed deadlines including the documenting of any meetings required
  • Support team members
  • Communicate any issues that could compromise our service


Monday – Friday 6-4 or 9-7 (rotating)

On-Call Weekend duty manager (1 in 4 weekends with other operational managers)

Based in Manchester


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Works as an effective member of the team
  • Attend and contribute appropriately to formal and informal team meetings
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, suppliers and customers in a timely fashion
  • Positively influence the improvement of the service provided
  • Implement all relevant company policies
  • Work with awareness of H&S, Fire & Equal opportunities regulations
  • Lead and advise on areas of own technical expertise
  • Apply knowledge and experience to positively influence operational decision making
  • Consistently demonstrate high levels of commercial awareness
  • Demonstrate good use of leadership and delegation skills
  • Able to work alone on own initiative and/or as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of all current transport legislation
  • Excellent planning + routing ability

Job Offer

You will receive an attractive salary, holiday entitlement, benefits package

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