Transport Team Leader


£25,000 - £30,000 + £2,000 allowances

Opal Recruitment are looking for a Transport Control Team Leader for a very reputable client of ours based in Huddersfield. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to progress their career within a forward thinking company. Previous experience working with Transport Control/Logistics is essential for this position, ideally will also have supervisory experience.

The main purpose of the role will be to provide and out of hours stand-in and point of escalation contact for the Transport Control team in the absence of the main Management Team.

Salary £25,000 - £30,000 + allowances

Shift Pattern (Days/Nights/Weekends)

Main Duties:

  • Maintain shift rota's, arrange desk cover when required and delegate workload to ensure smooth running of the department
  • Act as a point of escalation for customer's, team members and the Management team.
  • Accountable for team performance on dropped loads, call handling and data collection.
  • Ensure plans for the shift are executed effectively with minimal disruption and high levels of customer service are adhered to and upheld
  • Provide out of hours cover for the Customer Service department upholding company standards without interrupting main function of the transport control department
  • Ensure consistent customer communication with regards to deliveries
  • Identify any training requirements and arrange subsequent training
  • Participate in periodic performance reviews of new starters and existing team members alongside senior Management team
  • Act as cover for Operations Supervisor

Person Specification:

  • Previous experience within Transport/Logistics industry is essential for this position, ideally previous Supervisory/Team Leader experience
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Be IT proficient, particularly in Microsoft Office (Outlook and Excel)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Great attention to detail

If you maybe interested in this role please contact Emma at Opal Recruitment as soon as possible.

Please apply today to avoid disappointment.

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