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Transport Shift Manager

Job Title

Transport Shift Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£44,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted11 October 2018

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My client is looking for a Night Shift Transport Manager you will be one of the most senior managers on site and responsible for 9 transport team leaders and 150 drivers. This is a Monday to Friday role working 22:00 to 06:00.

Client Details

Distribution Business


  • To ensure the execution of all planned schedules for the site within agreed service levels.

  • To monitor achievement of national and local KPI’s and implement corrective actions where required

  • To maintain an awareness of costs, ensuring that the transport function operates within agreed budgets

  • To maintain high operating standards ensuring the transport function fulfils it legal responsibilities relating to the Operating Licence.

  • To ensure Health and Safety standards for the site are maintained, taking responsibility for corrective actions.

  • To ensure absence, performance and other ER issues are managed professionally by Transport Supervisory team, taking responsibility for cases where required.

  • To maintain effective relationships with all suppliers

  • To maintain a strong and effective relationship with the on site Sort Team, working collaboratively to achieve and exceed targets

  • To work with the Sort team to seek ways to improve current ways of working.

  • To contribute to business projects at a local and business wide level where required.

  • To maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • To maintain a strong and effective working relationship with the trade union

  • To ensure Yard Management systems and processes ensuring are fully utilised and maintain effectively.

  • To effectively implement changes to transport activities during peak periods and special events.

  • To deputise for Transport Manager as and when required


  • Knowledge of transport operations and management at least 3 years with a team of 100+

  • Knowledge of transport management systems

  • Up to date knowledge of driver’s hours and working time regulations

  • Transport CPC Holder desirable

  • Experienced People Manager

Job Offer

A salary of £44,000 + package

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