Monday-Friday 40 hours per week
£30,900 per annum
Ideal Recruit are looking for a Transport Planner to join our client’s logistics company based in their Swindon depot. The successful candidate will provide a compliant, efficient and profitable transport operational plan for our client’s depots and delivery networks, ensuring that hygiene, quality levels and performance standards are met, whilst promoting safe working practices. You will work closely with the Operational Teams to ensure the plans are efficient and are delivering mutual value.
Plan, optimise, and communicate local and nationwide delivery routes for fleet of vehicles.
Effectively plan loads to vehicles ensuring on-time collections and deliveries are achieved in line with operational targets.
Work alongside team members to organise overflow deliveries onto pallet network systems.
Ensure all routes are legally compliant in line with driver’s hours legislation, working time directive and vehicle weight restrictions.
Ensure all orders are planned daily.
Ensure all operational goals are met whilst maintaining focus on (both internal and external) customer requirements.
Develop a strong understanding of the company network to enable full synergies nationwide.
Daily calls with the Operational Teams to review and strengthen plans.
Continually review and analyse route performance to identify operational issues or opportunities for ongoing improvement.
Work alongside the Transport Teams to co-ordinate own fleet and sub-contraction to ensure cost effective solutions for customer requirements.
Build meaningful relationships with sub-contractors and partner hauliers to improve efficiencies through additional work, backloads, and sub contraction.
Communicate efficiently and effectively with both team members and other departments to ensure requirements are met in a timely manner.
Use of our clients Transport Management Systems.
Ensure full compliance with all internal processes and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.
Strong attention to detail to review and validate order accuracy and integrity.
Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving ability.
Ability to understand and influence KPI performance.
Excellent self-motivation and the ability to work in high pressure scenarios with the capability and flexibility to quickly adapt to new requirements.
A team player with the ability to instil confidence and drive in others.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments across the business.
A good geographical knowledge is essential.
A good understanding of driver’s hours would be beneficial.
Intermediate IT Knowledge to include Excel, Word etc.
Qualifications & Experience:
General Transport knowledge (desirable).
Previous planning experience.
Previous experience of operational processes.
Demonstrable experience of Transport Management packages and vehicle optimisation systems, and the ability to quickly learn to use them.
Proven track record in efficiently planning and routing a variety of delivery vehicles from 3.5t Vans to 44t HGVs (desirable)
CPC Qualification would be an advantage.
For a confidential discussion contact Ella Taylor-Dale @ Ideal Recruit Warrington or apply online
Unfortunately, due to a high number of applicants only those who are shortlisted for this position will be contacted, please take a look at our website for other positions available.