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Job Title

Night Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£25,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted21 November 2017

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My client is looking for a night transport planner to work their crucial night shift. The hours are 6PM TO 4AM NON NEGOTIABLE

Client Details

Freight Forwarder


Effective, accurate and timely management of UK, European and International support tasks listed below, (but not limited to):

•Managing customer enquiries by phone and email / orders and loading them onto the system

•Sourcing and communicating with suppliers required for transport

•Responding to customer enquiries, providing quotations and keeping them updated as to the progress of jobs

•Closing out job files buy obtaining POD and any other require information (Purchase orders, SPTR references etc), and scanning documents onto the system

•Reviewing routes and suppliers to ensure transport is planned cost effectively and to maximise profitability

•Ensuring clear and accurate communication with the warehouse so they are aware of returns and outgoing loads and can plan work effectively

•Keeping on top of legislation requirements, including WTD, tachos and maintenance

•Monitoring and following up trailer damage issues to ensure that the proper information is captured and that customers are aware of any charges incurred

•Running reports from the system

•Ensuring completed jobs are completed on the system and checked prior to invoicing

•Ensuring paperwork is filed accurately and in a timely manner

•Undertaking system checks

•Managing priorities to achieve desired results and deadlines

•Liaison with Operations, Accounts and Warehouse

•Effective escalation of issues relating to customer / AMCO / System requirements

•Leading by example with a self-motivated, "can do" approach to achieving requirements & targets

•Maintenance of system data and its integrity

•Promoting Health & Safety


•Must be computer literate including MS Office, email, spreadsheets and databases

•Good level of numeracy and literacy

•5 GCSE’s or equivalent

•Self-managing with good attention to detail

•Methodical and thorough approach to work

•Highly organised with the ability to remain focussed under pressure

•Ability to multi-task and juggle priorities to meet requirements

•Ability to adhere to processes

•Flexible – a "team player"

•MS outlook and MS Office

•Using Database systems (desired)

•Working within a fast paced environment

•Minimum 12 months in a similar position

•Must have a ‘Can Do Attitude’ and a desire to improve

•Must have a good level of English and Maths

•Ability to prioritise and multi-task effectively

•Must have good communication skills

•Attention to detail

Job Offer

A salary between £25,000 and £28,000 dependant on experience

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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