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First Line Transport Manager (Days)

A specialist Logistics business, based in Wakefield, which provide a bespoke transport service to their clients with full UK coverage.


The successful candidate for the First Line Transport Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of operators on a busy transport desk
  • Driver briefing and debriefing
  • Monitoring all safety checks to ensure the fleet is compliant and vehicles are safely maintained
  • Budgetary management
  • Driving the team towards their KPI's
  • Providing support to the Transport Operations Manager's
  • Maintain strong relationships with drivers and suppliers
  • Review the strategic transport plans daily in relation to providing cost effective solutions and reacting to unexpected issues.
  • Acting as a point of escalation to deal with queries by telephone, fax and e-mail from our customer, sub contract haulier's and warehousing sites.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a good working relationship with team members, vendors, hauliers and partners.


The successful candidate for the First Line Transport Manager will ideally have the following key skills & qualities:

  • Previous experience in a management/leadership role within a similar environment
  • CPC holder (not essential)
  • Have previous transport and office experience and be able to demonstrate a high level of transport knowledge and expertise in a busy and demanding environment
  • Experience of transport policy and strategy development along with experience in masterplanning and a good knowledge of transportation and planning systems
  • Be able to work as part of a team and under own initiative
  • Have excellent problem solving and organisational skills
  • Be able to make decisions under pressure and to a tight timescale

Job Offer

£28,000 - £30,000

Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
£28000 to £30000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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