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Senior Transport Planner

Job Title

Senior Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorRoad & Rail Transportation, Transport & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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.


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


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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