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 0333 121 3345.
Home to a number of cities and towns, including Birmingham - often called Britain's Second City - as well as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, the West Midlands has long been a centre of industry and commerce for the UK and it's an ideal location for anyone seeking Transport Shift Manager jobs.
During the Middle Ages and throughout the Industrial Revolution, Coventry was known for producing wool and cloth. Meanwhile, other parts of the region were known for their metalwork - Birmingham for its small arms and Wolverhampton for locks, ironmongery and brass work.
In addition, the West Midlands region was a prime source of raw materials like coal and iron ore, something that became increasingly important throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
As time moved on, the focus of the region shifted and car manufacturing overtook the other industries, while bicycle production was also a large part of the local economy for many years.
Today, the West Midlands area is home to a number of tech companies, as well as food and beverage manufacturers, with Nikon, Hitachi maxell, Fujitsu, Muller Dairy Ltd, Bulmers Cider, Cadbury UK, Marmite, Coors Brewers and Bird's Custard just a few examples.
Other brands that call the area home include Michelin Tyres, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Volvo Group UK and the National Express Group.
If you're seeking Transport Shift Manager jobs in the West Midlands, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for procurement, supply chain and logistics roles , we can help you find a vacancy that suits your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
In addition, our team of regional experts have significant knowledge about their areas of expertise, and can provide you with advice about the job market and potential employers in a particular place.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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