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.
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.
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.
Located between Brighton and the capital, Crawley is a West Sussex town about 28 miles south of London Charing Cross. It's a great spot for those seeking Transport Shift Manager vacancies and the town also serves as a commuter hub.
With a history dating back to the Stone Age, Crawley was an important location during the Roman Period, serving as a centre for ironworking and then becoming a market town during the 13th century.
During the Victorian era, the railway came to Crawley. This helped the region to grow and engineering and manufacturing became more prominent - something that continues today.
Indeed, just some of the businesses with factories or other facilities in Crawley include BOC Edwards, Unilever, APV Vent Axia and Thales, a manufacturer of flight simulators.
Crawley is a centre for finance, home to a number of banking, insurance and credit companies such as Deloitte & Touche and B & CE Benefit Schemes. It's also an important location for the transport and communication industry - such as First Choice Holidays, William Reed Group and Metrobus.
What's more, Gatwick Airport, one of the busiest airports in the UK, is situated on the edge of town. Not only does it see more than 30 million passengers pass through its gates every year, it is also a major cargo handler, dealing with freight shipments from around the world.
If you're ready to take the next step in your career, why not start searching for Transport Shift Manager vacancies with help from Cast UK?
Our team of recruitment consultants have significant experience in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors and we will work with you to find the right job for your requirements.
In addition, our regional specialists can provide insight about your particular area of interest - something that can be very useful in the hunt for a new position.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Crawley or source a new job in Crawley then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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