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Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£23,000 to £25,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted11 August 2017

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My client is looking for an experienced transport planner to join their growing team.

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Monitor tonnage and cost for each vehicle, ensuring they are in line with management expectations

Plan loads according to routes using Paragon system in an effective and efficient way

Prepare the routes in a timely fashion to allow the warehouse operation to operate effectively

In conjunction with deliveries, manage all collections back into the business

Manage the driving and contracted hours to ensure compliance and fairness

Check all notes have been printed and accounted for from the Sales Office

When required, check all delivery notes on return for correct delivery details and signatures

In conjunction with Transport Manager and Logistics Manager, check that all driver hours are in line with WTD legislation

Book in the necessary orders direct with the customer

Hire agency drivers when necessary, ensuring the necessary paperwork / induction packs are completed before they commence shift

When required, assist in the arrangement of loads ready for outside hauliers

Answer delivery queries from the Sales Office on behalf of their customers

Communicate with the drivers to assist in a smooth delivery programme

Ensure departments are supplied with relevant and requested information i.e Accounts, HR, Sales etc.

Deputise for the Transport Manager during periods of annual leave/sickness


  • Experience of transport & scheduling systems is essential and manual planning experience would be an advantage

  • Excellent PC skill including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Highly analytical individual with a sound knowledge of transport planning functions

  • Good communicator, planner and organiser

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Flexible as this role covers a 7-day operation

  • Experience of a computerised routing and scheduling system would be an advantage

  • Team player with the ability to work on own initiative

  • Reliable and flexible in approach to work

Job Offer

A salary of £23,000 to £25,000 dependant on experience + Benefits

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