Who is our client?

My client is a leading parcels distribution business and they urgently seek a Transport Shift Manager for the day shift, where you will work any 5 from 7. You will assist in the management and performance of the shift operation, ensuring coverage of the rota’d shift patterns 7 days per week and you will be responsible for managing a team of Transport Supervisors and drivers, ensuring the continuous improvement of the Transport operation.

The role requirements

You will ensure that Transport Supervisors work effectively and efficiently to despatch and conduct effective driver debriefs.

You will drive standards in safety and legal compliance to reduce both personal and vehicle accidents.

You will also drive standards on the debriefing and optimisation of driving styles / driver productivity through your management of the driver assessor team.

You will coach and lead your team to maintain motivation and engagement, conducting effective 1-2- 1’s and performance reviews with any direct reports.

You will conduct any investigations and disciplinary hearings if/when they arise.

You have the ability to inspire, motivate and encourage innovation in others by adopting a collaborative leadership style.

What sort of people are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a busy transport/depot environment.

You have some supervisory experience ideally in a multi-drop delivery environment.

You have good working knowledge of current legislation as well as health and safety requirements.

It is highly advantageous if you hold a National / International CPC qualification and understand fleet management, operational processes and systems.

You have excellent communication skills and can demonstrate team leadership qualities

You have previously managed teams of people skills managing costs and driving efficiencies.