Established in 1984, Uniserve are the largest British privately owned international freight and logistics company in the UK. Working with an unrivalled network of professional partners across the world. We are experts in all major Global trade markets and specialists in Europe, China, South East Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent.
We are currently seeking a Transport Shift Manager, 06.30am - 18.30pm, on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, at our South Kirkby depot.
Ensuring planned routes are as cost-effective as possible, including back-loading, and are in line with Working Time Directive and Drivers Hours regulations
Planning, directing and controlling the activities of the transport planning team.
Producing optimal transport plans and approve transport routes
Monitoring transport management software
Liaising with branch teams and customers as required on deliveries and any issues
Providing a vital link between customers and operational teams
Producing cost efficient operational transport plans daily, using specific customer IT software
Ensuring the department provides a quality first class service to the customer though careful planning.
Ensuring all activities are in line with budget
Ensuring department complies with health and safety legislation
Assisting with project work to optimise schedules and synergies.
Essential Skills and Experience
Previous experience working in a distribution environment
Knowledge of transport legislation
IT Literate - Excel and Word are essential
Driven and self-motivated
Proactive problem-solving capability
Flexibility and adaptability - Depot open 24/7 so will need to be flexible with hours.
Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
Excellent communication skills
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