Logistics & Distribution

Transport Shift Manager

£32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits


MRD Recruitment is actively looking for a Transport Shift Manager to work on a permanent basis for our Logistics Client. This role is based in Edinburgh and reports into the Regional Manager.

Job Requirements for Transport Shift Manager based in Edinburgh:

  • Manage the overall operation of your base(s) to meet profit targets within a devolved P&L account.
  • Understand the business’ contract to lead on performance and contract management of depots.
  • Understand key profit drivers and direct all efforts to ensuring a profitable return from the depots.
  • Understand the operation, the planning process and all other business system processes and ensure consistent application of the company’s SOP’s.
  • Achieve service standards as stipulated in the contract.
  • Manage, motivate, and lead depot employees to maximise their performance, productivity and engagement. Encourage team to constantly strive for higher standards to deliver the contract expectations, contract KPI’s and overall performance objectives.
  • Foster a proactive employee relations and engagement culture, including where applicable relationships with recognised trade unions.
  • Evaluate and monitor the delivery of services to maintain health & safety of employees, those in our care and other agencies at our locations.
  • Ensure all employees working in your area of responsibility are fully aware of company policies, procedures, and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and policies in relation to fleet management.
  • Proactive driving of Compliance standards

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experiences for Transport Shift Manager based in Edinburgh:

  • Management knowledge and experience of delivering within cost and profit targets
  • Able to positively lead and manage people within a unionised business in a multi-site environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety legislation and able to assess risk and make risk-based decisions
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Proven persuader and influencer
  • Personal resilience and desire to deliver a challenging role
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Driving Licence
  • Highly confident in challenging the status-quo to positively influence and support achievement of business objectives
  • Able to organise self and others and to manage time and concurrent priorities

Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH135_1657814099
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Salary From: £32000
Salary To: £35000
Job Industries: Logistics & Distribution
Job Locations: Edinburgh
Job Types: Permanent
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