Transport Shift Manager

Transport Shift Manager jobs

Keeping goods and services moving is an important part of the successful running of a business - and in many organisations, logistics isn’t a nine-to-five job. It’s something that is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring that customers get their orders on time.

Transport Shift Managers, therefore are an essential element of the logistics team. They keep the team going on a day-to-day basis and take steps to ensure that the transport obligations are fulfilled within defined schedules, budgets and quality standards.

In addition, Transport Shift Managers are responsible for keeping teams running smoothly, from taking steps to ensure all health, safety and hygiene requirements are being adhered to, through to training and motivating staff, carrying out performance reviews and briefing drivers.

The skills required

Anyone applying for a Transport Shift Manager position will need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of transport systems and current legislation. A national Certificate in Professional Competence (CPC) is also advisable.

You must also be able to communicate clearly with drivers and colleagues in other departments, as well as customers. Excellent organisational skills are a must and you should be able to make quick decisions. Meanwhile, commercial awareness and a strong affinity for customer support is a must.

What’s more, since this role requires a shift working pattern, your schedule needs to be flexible and you should be able to thrive in a busy and sometimes stressful working environment - at any time of the day or night.

Search for Transport Shift Manager vacancies with Cast UK

At Cast UK, we specialise in recruitment for the logistics, supply chain and procurement industries. Our team of experts have worked in these fields themselves, so they have a unique understanding about what makes the best employee for a particular role.

We work hard to get to know our clients and candidates and we take great pride in finding the best talent for every vacancy.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Transport Shift Manager for your business or find you a job as a Transport Shift Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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