Transport Shift Manager

  • Department / Function :
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Location :
  • Heston, London
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Salary :
  • Competitive + Benefits + Up to £600 skills supplements per annum
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • About the role

    Matthew Clark is recruiting for a Transport Shift Manager in the Orbital West Depot. You will ensuring the smooth management of the transport operation, with responsibility for the delivery of cost, service, compliance, people KPIs – in line with company and legal standards and requirements.

    Role Responsbilities

    • Manage the usage of labour within the transport team, adjusting plans to ensure tasks are covered effectively at optimal cost
    • Ensure all items delivered are to agreed customer specification with minimum wastage
    • Ensure that the department and depot achieve the company quality targets whilst operating within productivity targets
    • Proactive communication with internal and external customers, line manager and customer service team regarding operational issues

    • Responsibility for the delivery of daily, weekly, and monthly plans to ensure customer and company needs are met

    • Implement effective change to facilitate customer requirements as required, through customer, crew, and stakeholder feedback

    • Ensure compliance with all quality and legal Health and Safety documentation and standards

    • Counsel any infringements through de-brief and escalation as required, following the company procedures or re-training as needed

    • Maintain fleet compliance, focusing on defect reports, servicing, and MOT’s

    • Proactively manage team members’ performance

    • Identify employee training requirements including mandatory regulatory training

    • Provide or arrange relevant training to team members to ensure compliance as well as development

    • Act following the company’s values and management principles within the department

    • Provide the team with expert knowledge, advice, leadership, motivation and addressing areas for improvement

    • Provide practical solutions to operational challenges and take ownership of problems and deal with them effectively

    About you

    • Experience in a management role within a fast moving and changing work environment such as FMCG or logistics
    • Experienced in managing, developing, and inspiring teams
    • Fleet management
    • IOSH Managing Safely – desirable

    • Driver CPC - essential

    What we offer

    We offer a range of excellent benefits and great on-site facilities:

    • 26 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) 
    • A Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A  benefits scheme offering a cycle to work scheme, an employee assistance programme, retail & leisure savings, and lots more !
    • Free on-site parking

    We work with some fantastic people, we’re passionate about what we do and we have some fun along the way! If this all resonates with you, then we’d love to hear from you.


  • Full job description :
  • JD_Transport_Shift_Manager.docx