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Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£26,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesTransport Jobs
Date Posted14 September 2017

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My client is looking for a Transport Planner to join their growing and successful team.

Client Details



Matching customer orders and requirements to available suitable resources.

Assigns resources to drivers and instructs drivers accordingly.

Prepares schedules indicating times of arrival and departure of vehicles.

Order entry.

Driver debrief.

Regularly update in-house computer systems.

Communicates / Interacts on a regular basis with drivers, contract managers, other internal departments and Sub Contractors.

Prepares and adheres to weekly list of vehicles and tankers for Service / MOT as per Company schedule and Defect procedure.

Monitors and complies with Working Time Directive and drivers hours rules & regulations.

Notify customers and process additional cost claims as per the depot procedure.

Provides cover for other members of the transport office team.


The successful candidate will have significant traffic office experience preferably gained within the logistics sector. Previous experience of dealing with the transportation of bulk liquids would be beneficial.

Able to organise work load in a consistent and methodical way.

Excellent interpersonal skills, a relationship builder and a strong communicator.

Ability to plan, prioritise, work to deadlines, with supervision and on their own initiative.

High levels of drive and enthusiasm.

Meticulous in their approach.

Dynamic and proactive.

Good team player.

Numerate and IT literate.

Experience of Microsoft Office would be advantageous.

Good understanding of operations.

Learns quickly, able to develop a good knowledge of the organisation and its people.

Behavioural Skills

A CPC qualification would be a distinct advantage.

The candidate will be of a good standard of education with a strong working knowledge of software packages.

Exceptional planning and prioritising skills and ideally coming from a busy traffic office background.

Core Principles

Commercial Focus: Driving efficiency's through understanding the business and its different functions, roles and responsibilities.

Integrity: Takes ownership and commits to the delivery of individual, team and business results.

Personal Responsibility: Recognising opportunities, being proactive and seeking solutions, looking beyond the immediate situation to the broader business impact.

Team Work: Builds effective working relationships within own work group and internal and external customers.

Performance: Finds ways for greater efficiency through innovative ideas and aligns priorities with those of the business in order to achieve the best results

Job Offer

A salary between £26,000 and £28,000 + Benefits

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