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Senior Transport Planner

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Senior Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Yorkshire
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted21 May 2018

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A fantastic opportunity to join an Global FMCG Distribution business during an exciting period of growth as a Transport Planning Supervisor. You will lead a team to effectively plan all transport movements from multiple sites ensuring a level of service which exceeds customer expectations.

Client Details

Global Distribution Business experiencing unprecedented levels of growth and expansion.


As Transport Planning Supervisor your responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring the Driver base are planned on achievable runs within legislation within company and industry standards achieving the heights standards of compliance.
  • Working with Operators and Drivers to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the department.
  • Monitoring and reacting to KPI results and undertaking improvements where required
  • Introducing and maintain a focus on health, safety and quality in all aspects of warehouse activity
  • Plan manpower and vehicles efficiently each week in order to achieve delivery profile, but also in line with budgeted resource.
  • To be part of daily shift briefs, monthly shift meetings, and daily shift handovers.
  • React promptly to changes in situation, volume, or requirements to minimise disruption and cost
  • Communicate with internal team and external hauliers any deviation from process, quality issues, and service issues, or risk of failure in these areas
  • Support the transport team in all associated tasks including, deliveries, factory clearance and all aspects of compliance.
  • Minimise empty running and manage backhaul subcontractors.
  • Build a profitable backhaul network


To be considered for the role of Transport Planning Supervisor you must be able to demonstrate:
  • Prior experience within a Transport/Sub-contracting Planning role is essential
  • Prior experience of backhaul is also essential
  • Flexible in regards to working hours to meet business demands
  • Able to work in a pressurised environment
  • Able to manage drivers effectively
  • Proven experience of managing and leading a small team.
  • Willingness to progress and develop into a senior role within the business

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary of up to £35,000 dependent on experience. Monday to Friday.

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