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Transportation Shift Lead

Salary £32000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Location Coventry, West Midlands
Job Ref HQ00045805
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for a Shift Transportation Lead has become available within the Coventry area for a well known worldwide clothing company

Reporting to the Senior Manager European Transportation, the 2nd shift lead is responsible for overseeing the 2nd shift outbound operation. This role monitors departmental results and works with the 1st shift Transportation Supervisor to drive changes in procedures, resources, and short-term strategies to improve hub operations performance

The role responsibilities will include:

  • Review provider store scan compliance and work with 3PL Manager on action plans for improvement
  • Partner with onsite 3PL to ensure inbound containers arrive on time and to planned INDC
  • Update inbound plan vs arrival to ensure turnaround times met
  • Monitor container demurrage and identify improvement opportunities to reduce cost liability
  • Ensure processes are in place to accurately date all BOL paperwork for efficient and accurate on-time release and delivery of product to our Pool and store partners
  • Works closely with Transportation Supervisor on long-term planning for CT operations; trailer pool needs, peak contingency planning, exception scheduling, etc.
  • Supports 3PL operations via monitoring trends and compiling and analysing data to resolve service failures
  • Review operational performance and make adjustments as required to ensure Transportation team meets performance standards/Budget
  • Collaborates with DC to meet dispatch times and exceed trailer utilization targets
  • The 2nd shift lead will work as part of the overall GUK Transportation Team and support with all aspects of the team's responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain all policies, procedures, and equipment forecasts required to support the timely dispatch of Inbound and Outbound trucks
  • This person must possess strong leadership skills to represent 3PL Operations to internal / external business partners
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to review data/processes & independently determine/implement solution
  • Strong Problem-Solving, Planning, Conflict Resolution/Negotiation, Influencing and Analytical skills
  • Demonstrated networking capabilities and ability manage Provider relationships
  • Knowledge of Transportation and Supply Chain principles and processes - especially in 3PL and Transportation Operations
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management (WMS) processes and systems preferred

Essential requirements:

  • Provide direction and establish clear priorities to guide operational, reporting, exception management and service performance. Present analysis of operational issues and solutions in a creative and logical manner
  • Meet or exceed all customer, dashboard and operational performance/quality standards
  • Leverage cost analysis to support decision-making and identify cost reduction opportunities without jeopardizing service
  • Support Brand-specific initiatives and programs. Partners with 3PL providers to ensure successful execution
  • Strengthen employee engagement by creating a collaborative/positive work environment with strong two-way communication between shifts
  • Build positive professional partnerships (internal & external) to enhance work-flow, decision-making, and collaboration
  • Plan for all exceptions, including major New Flow events, holiday dispatch schedules, stock transfers, marketing and store opening/closures. This is accomplished in conjunction with the Transportation Supervisor

To apply for this Shift Transportation Lead role please call Ashley Bane on 0115 947 0200 or email him at

Job Role: Shift Transportation Lead
Location: Coventry
Salary: £32,000 - £34,000 per annum
Type: Permanent

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