Menzies Distribution are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to join our team at our Planning Centre in Normanton, Wakefield. The planning team organises the delivery and collection of product on behalf of Menzies Distribution Solutions Limited and its customers across multiple sites, covering various different contracts.
*** Please note we are ideally looking for somebody with experience specifically in a previous Planning Role. We plan solely Class 1 vehicles and are a busy general haulage 3PL company***
The Important Stuff:
The role is working Monday to Friday and based on a basic 45 hour week.
The salary is £33,625.32k per annum and wages are paid last working day of the month
The holiday entitlement for this position is 28 days inclusve of bank holidays.
We plan Day 1 for Day 2, up to Day 1 for Day 5
Work is continuously updated throughout the day up until late afternoon for next day deliveries so the plan often needs amending up until the last minute
The sectors our customers work in are Beverage can, pkg, Palletts, Ambient Food etc.
We are a very busy, fast paced operation and are looking for people to join us who are wanting to challenge themselves and progress in their career.
Transport Planner Duties:
Ability to prioritise work load and deal with a demanding transport plan, planning for multiple customers
Develop back haul lanes with both Menzies depots and 3rd party customers whilst maintaining fleet utilization.
Manage and understand Working Time Directive Compliance and comply with all Transport legislation.
Ability to cover loads with Sub-Contractors and negotiate rates
Be able to utilise the extensive Menzies network, working with other depots to cover outbound loads and secure reloads to ensure we are planning as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Reviewing and understanding vehicle earnings and revenue reports and have the ability to produce them and have a good understanding of associated costs.
Ability to forge excellent working relationships with Stakeholders.
Ability to explain efficiencies and plans to Management and Supervisors
Dealing with customers’ orders from percentage load fill, pallet count, etc. and building them into an efficient plan minimising empty running and maximising profitability whilst still meeting customers agreed KPI targets
Transport Planner Requirements:
A Can-Do, Positive attitude with the ability and initiative to constantly revisit the transport plan and ensure the plan is as efficient and achievable as possible whilst still maintaining targeted vehicle earnings and customer service
Previous experience in a Transport Planning Role (Mandatory)
Experience of working in a busy Transport office
Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph and WTD legislation
Good standard of education and IT literate
Knowledge of Health & Safety
Knowledge of transport systems such as ESP, GTS, Transporeon and Blujay
Employee Assistance Program
SPIRIT Awards - Peer to Peer recognition
Menzies Distribution is committed to creating a fair and inclusive environment where employees feel safe, proud and valued. We encourage ways of working that treat everyone fairly and with respect, and we look to create opportunities to improve the diversity of our workforce across all areas of the business. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be, and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
We look forward to hearing from you