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Senior Transport Planner

Job Title

Senior Transport Planner

Reference13895719001_023224
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Town/CityBirmingham
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted07 February 2018

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My client is a leading distribution business based in the heart of Birmingham. They are looking for a Senior Transport Planner to be responsible for planning live transport operations via 5 x Transport Planners.

Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain.

Client Details

Leading distribution business based in Birmingham.

Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain.

Description

The Senior Transport Planner will be responsible for the following:
    • Planning of live transport operations to customer's deadlines utilising routing and scheduling tools and transport execution tools

    • Maintain operational system held data to ensure it’s accurate and up to date, for example planning rules and customer specific information.

  • Develop logistics solutions that meet the needs of both internal and external customers, using the appropriate routing & scheduling or network design software.


  • Assist in the development of additional business for existing clients by working with the operations teams.


  • Provide technical advice and high-level project support to the operations teams, and other areas of the business as required


  • Develop internal client relationships between existing contract managers and the central planning team.


  • Develop strong operational relationships with key customer contacts


  • Improve service standards in line with customer requirements (both internal and external) at minimal cost.


  • Influencing strategic project planning, network design and system development

Profile

The successful Senior Transport Planner will have the following experience:
  • Experience of managing a transport planning team


  • Understanding of EU Driver Hours regulations, Working Time Directive and TUPE


  • Experience of dealing with subcontractors including full/ part load hauliers, pallet and parcel networks.


  • Preferred advanced user in the following disciplines


  • Network design, routing & scheduling software


  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work to deadlines


  • High level of computer literacy E.g. Advanced Microsoft Access & Excel, Routing and Scheduling software


  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.


  • Strong problem solving skills coupled with the ability to think strategically.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain.

Job Offer

£28,000 - £32,000 + benefits

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