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Logistics Job Shop

Logistics Job Shop 
Circa £38k to £40k + car allowance + benefits. 
25 Feb 2020 
25 Mar 2020 

Operations Manager - Manchester 25022020

Operations Manager - Manchester

Our client, a transport business in the logistics sector, is looking to to recruit an Operations Manager.


LOCATION - Manchester

HOURS – Minimum 45 hours per week 

START/ FINISH TIMES – Likely to be between 7am and 7pm 

DAYS WORKED – Monday to Friday.  Occasional weekends.

SALARY – Circa £38k to £40k + car allowance + benefits.




1 - To deliver the daily plan ensuring maximum earnings and vehicle utilisation.            

2 - To take responsibility for the minimisation of issues with customers and to ensure full liaison when necessary relating to running late, traffic problems and any concerns that may affect the delivery quality of the task.     

3 - Ensure that the Depot finds suitable reloads, and to subcontract work as required.

4 - To ensure that drivers/contractors’ hand in the correct load documentation and that appropriate de-briefing is carried out.

5 - To ensure that the Depots’ drivers and vehicles are operated to the required

legal standards including presenting vehicles and trailers as required for maintenance.

6 - Ensure that all driver resources are controlled and used effectively.   

7 - Ensure that the operation runs in a professional and efficient manner

and that all trunks are planned in and leave on time.


1 - Work with the other Company depots to ensure cross fertilisation of knowledge on each function within the front desk operation which will ensure the best use of Company resources.

2 – Spend time developing your team providing support and guidance where appropriate.

3 – Ensure that all financial reporting for the Depot is completed and available when required ie wages information, P&L etc.

4 - Take responsibility and continually review procedures and processes for any of the above tasks under your control

5 - Ensure that housekeeping within the department is of a very high standard l times and ensure health and safety procedures and legislation are always observed. 

6 - Develop and promote the use of IT systems within the department in conjunction with the General Manager and the IT/Logistics Department.

7 - Ensure the protection and good care of all the Company’s assets and intellectual property and that there is no misappropriation of either by any of the staff for whom you are responsible.

8 - To promote a culture of training and development across the department.

9 - Implement and maintain reporting mechanisms to ensure that operational information (financial and operational ie weekly P&L, wages information) is available to the General Manager and Board as appropriate.



1 - Relationships with others – demonstrate a positive and respectful attitude towards others.  Behave in an honest, open and trustworthy manner.

2 - Teamwork – Work effectively as part of a team and contribute positively to building a team spirit.  Share information, knowledge, ideas and experiences freely with others.  Encourage effective cooperation amongst team members and between teams.  Lead by example to achieve high standards of performance.

3 - Customer Service/Support to Depots – deliver excellent customer service/support to Depots.  Have an appreciation of their requirements and continuously strive to meet their expectations within the confines of the role.

4 - Health and Safety – work safely within Health and Safety and environmental guidelines and insist that others do the same. 

5 - Job Performance - Achieve work targets and show willing to take on additional tasks/responsibilities.  Contribute positively to performance management reviews to continuously develop.  Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and commitment.



1 - Must hold UK Transport Managers CPC

2 - Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing

3 - Conscientious worker

4 - Attention to detail

5 - Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

6 - Be a good forward planner and have good organisational skills

7 - Understand the need for consistency

8 - Show proficiency in Microsoft Software Packages, Mandata, Alliance etc  

9 - Show commercial awareness and be financially astute, being aware of the consequences of inconsistent planning and controls.

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