Great Bear (Part of the Culina Group) provides distribution services to FMCG clients. Customer centric service focus is delivered through a site-level empowered culture.
At Culina we have a winning culture, we believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive… A place where you're valued, challenged, and inspired!
Due to continued growth, our Lutterworth site are now recruiting for a Transport Planner to join our friendly team on a full time permanent basis.
Salary: £31,500 per annum.
Working hours: 4 on 4 off, 6am-6pm.
As the Transport Planner, you will oversee the day to day planning of the transport operation. A highly motivated and driven individual, you will be experienced at working in a busy transport department, able to deal with day to day challenges and provide cost effective solutions to the customer.
Key Duties of a Transport Planner:
Subcontracting and planning orders out of multiple warehouse facilities and manufacturing sites across the UK.
Planning daily workload for a fleet: vehicles based on and off site.
Dealing with queries and issues by telephone, fax and email from our customers, sub-contract hauliers and warehousing sites.
Liaising with Traffic and Administration teams to ensure the highest standards of performance are maintained at all times.
Maintaining, creating and updating spreadsheets and databases for customer reports.
Reporting problems and dealing with issues and any queries that arise.
Support the fleet and driver training team as and when required.
Complete pre and post de-brief for all driver shifts.
Deliver effective, professional and timely internal and external communications.
Be able to demonstrate a high level of transport planning expertise in a busy and demanding environment.
Have excellent problem solving, analytical and organisational skills.
Be able to make decisions under pressure, and to a tight timescale.
Be able to communicate well at all levels within the business.
Have the ability to identify and suggest improvements to benefit both the company and our customer.
Be a highly motivated individual able to work as part of a small friendly team, and under own initiative.
Knowledge of SAP, BPCS and Road Runner would be advantageous.
As part of our drive to make Great Bear a great place to work, we are proud to be an inclusive and diverse organisation where we are committed to employee development and recognising success for hard working performers.
Our dedicated learning and development programmes are open to every employee to give you the opportunity to shape your own future within logistics and continue to work in an environment where team culture thrives.
Our people are the driving force behind our success, which is why we offer a wide range of benefits which include:
Annual Leave – Competitive holiday entitlement.
Pension scheme – We want colleagues to enjoy a comfortable retirement so we offer a great contribution of 4% employee and 4% employer.
Life Assurance - x2 your annual salary.
Wellness – Via our Employee Assistance Programme we offer immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service that operates 24 hours a days, 365 days a year.
Eye Care Vouchers – We can provide you with substantial savings with free eye tests and discounts on prescription glasses.
Reward & Recognition – We recognise that employees have gone the extra mile via Employee of the Month and Year, special recognition and long service awards.
Everyday discounts - Via our benefit platform you will have access to over 50 retailer discounts for everyday savings!If you meet the requirements for the above role and are looking for your next career opportunity, please apply now and become a part of our #WinningTeam