Transport Shift Manager

Transport Shift Manager

Fresh Freight Group are recruiting a Transport Shift Manager to join their team at their site in Washington.

Salary: £34,010.88 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Washington (NE38)

Fresh Freight Group, part of the Kinaxia Group, are recruiting a Transport Shift Manager to join their team at their site in Washington. The ideal candidate will report into our Group Operations manager, and work as part of a small team of shift managers to ensure the smooth running of the 24/7 operations. 

  • Monday to Friday (10 hour shifts) + 1 in 4 weekend cover.
  • £34,010.88 per annum
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Exceptional fleet
  • Opportunity for training and development (CPC training)
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)


Key responsibilities for the Shift Manager:

  • Jointly manage a large fleet of vehicles in a fast-paced environment.
  • Operational transport compliance / Maintenance / defect reports and Infringements are managed daily.
  • Performance management, absence management, Incident Management, Disciplinary processes, and Recruitment of new drivers.
  • Full utilisation of IT systems and vehicles to ensure accurate and appropriate allocation of driver/vehicle/loads/back loads and trailers and communicate plans to external and internal customers to improve both the efficiency of the department and the Group.
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are always in place, including agency staff, to meet/exceed customer requirements.
  • Manage driver hours on a daily / weekly basis and auditing and updating hours against the relevant systems to guarantee they are compliant to all regulations.
  • Work as part of a team and participate in cross training initiatives to provide effective cover in a colleague’s absence.
  • Identify, communicate, and drive any continuous improvements to continually develop the operation of the business.
  • Operate a high standard of general housekeeping and work in a safe manner complying with all health and safety regulations in order to maintain a clean, safe and tidy working environment.
  • Maintain clear communication with other colleagues and Drivers to ensure customer KPI’s and targets are achieved and maintained, to include Driver debriefs, manifest review and updates to any amendment /notes.




Key skills/competencies required to be a Transport Operator:

  • Working knowledge of the Highway Code, EU tachograph requirements, Working Time Regulations, Road Transport Regulations
  • Commercial awareness
  • Working knowledge of transport operation systems
  • Geography
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • GCSE’s at grade A-C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Logistics qualification / Transport Manager CPC would be desirable
  • Critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Organisation and time management
  • Effective communication skills at all levels both written and verbal
  • Collaboration with other departments and companies within the Group
  • Numeracy
  • IT and computer literate
  • Relevant transport experience
  • Analysing and solving logistics problems
  • Experience of transport operation systems


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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