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Transport Shift Manager

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  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Logistics
  • Bristol


  • Proven experience within a similar transport management position in FMCG environment
  • Significant knowledge and experience of tachographs, driving rules and regulations
  • CPC National Licence is highly desirable
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workloads in order to meet set deadlines
  • Have a professional and approachable character to ensure smooth running of the general operation
  • Be customer service driven with strong negotiating skills and the ability to influence and steer
  • Good IT skills including MS Office with a high level of numeracy and a keen eye for detail


  • Ensure all aspects of Transport legal compliance and Health & Safety are maintained and that deliveries are made on time and at the right standard
  • Operate within budget/KPI levels of the site and strive to exceed these expectations
  • Manage and investigate all delivery issues, communicating effectively to both internal and external clients as required
  • Involvement in the recruitment and training of new starters – operations staff and drivers
  • Maintain regular reviews and develop Personal Development Plans for all team members to maximise their contributions to the department
  • Conduct safety conversations with all colleagues to engage and raise awareness of Health & Safety
  • Review and conduct risk assessments of the site, delivery points and collection points and complete regular work place inspections
  • Ensure full adherence to all statutory and legal requirements
  • Manage the team’s performance in line with Drivers Hours, WTD and MPG KPI’s


What are the main responsibilities of a Transport Shift Manager?

A Transport Shift Manager is responsible for motivating and managing a team of 125 Drivers and Shunters, as well as overseeing the day to day running of the operation. They also work closely with Transport office staff and are in charge of a fleet of 50 units and 100 trailers delivering across mainland UK.

What qualifications or experience are required for this role?

Ideally, candidates should have previous experience in a transport management role and have a good understanding of the logistics industry. A relevant qualification in logistics or transportation is also beneficial.

What skills are important for a Transport Shift Manager to possess?

A Transport Shift Manager should have strong leadership and communication skills, as well as the ability to problem solve and make decisions under pressure. They should also have good organizational skills and be able to work well as part of a team.

What is the work environment like for a Transport Shift Manager?

A Transport Shift Manager works in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, coordinating the movement of goods and ensuring deliveries are made on time. They may need to work irregular hours to ensure operations run smoothly.

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Culina Group is a market leading provider of high quality logistics services for food and drink companies in the UK and Ireland. We serve a sizeable portfolio of customers - ranging from niche operators to major multinational companies - across our vast depot network, comprised of over 100 strategically located sites. We work with over 22,000 fantastic people at peak and specialise in the development and implementation of total supply chain solutions for ambient and chilled brand manufacturers and distributors. We are totally customer focused and always seek to add real value to our clients, providing a holistic solution to meet the challenges faced by manufacturers and the changing demands of the retail sector.